False break

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noun - A false break is an open water swimming tactic when an athlete quickly takes off on an apparent fast break, but then suddenly slows down and allows others to take over the lead in an aquatic peloton.


The lead swimmer increased his pace on a false break as one of his race tactics.


Coined by Peter Lansbury and Steven Munatones at the 1984 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

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