Elimination open water race

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noun - An eliminator open water race (or knockout series, knockout race, elimination series, elimination race, eliminator or knockout format) is a series (e.g., 3 to 6) of short races (e.g., less than 500m in length or less than 10m in duration) with a short rest interval between each race (e.g., less than 10 – 15 minutes rest). Athletes who are slowest are eliminated each round until the winner of the final round is declared the winner. In some eliminator open water races, the winner of each race may select the distance or duration or location or direction of the next round.


knockout series, knockout race, elimination race, eliminator, elimination series, knockout format


Michael Zoetmulder and Steven Munatones

Elimination Races

2014 Zoot Swim Games

300m elimination race in Barcelona, Spain

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