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Photo by Javier Blazquez of Christine Jennings being chummed while surrounded by Olympian Angela Maurer on her left, Olympian Melissa Gorman on her right, and Olympian Poliana Okimoto behind her in the 5 km race at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain in an example of open water swimming physicality including impeding.

verb - To be chummed is be hit, smacked, dunked, pulled and a victim of physicality in a tightly bunched pack during an open water swimming competition or triathlon, especially around turn buoys, [feeding station]]s, and at the start or finish.


She got totally chummed around the turn buoy while swimming in the middle of a pack.


Steven Munatones, circa 2016

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