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Non-boxed position

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Open water swimmers in a pack getting boxed in at the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Fort Myers, Florida

adjective - A non-boxed position is to be swimming in a pack by there is an open water to one's left side, right side, or in front that enables a swimmer to freely change positions or change pace without physicality or impedence by another swimmer.

In a non-boxed position, a swimmer can swim freely in their desired direction or at the desired pace without physical contact.


The swimmer surged easily from his non-boxed position after coming out of the turn.


boxed-in position, sandwiched, squeezed

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