Crossover Athlete

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Silver medalist Keri-Anne Payne (center), one of the world's fastest crossover athletes in pool and open water swimming
Aurélie Muller of France swims in both the pool and open water at the elite international level

noun - Crossover athlete (or a crossover swimmer is an athlete who competes in both pool swimming and open water swimming events or an athlete who competes in both open water swimming and triathlons or other endurance sports. It is also an athlete who previously competed in pool swimming, triathlons or other endurance sports and now focuses on open water swimming or vice versa.


She was a great crossover athlete who swam in the 200 individual medley in the pool and the 10 km marathon swim at the Olympics.


crossover swimmer

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