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Reach and Roll

From Openwaterpedia

noun - Reach and Roll is the second rule of feeding when the swimmer extends his/her hand to grab fuel (e.g., gel pack) or hydration (e.g., water) from his/her coach on the feeding pontoon, then turns over on his/her back to consumer the fuel or hydration.

Feeding Sequence

Reach and Roll is part of a four-part sequence of feeding:

(a) Seek and Spot,
(b) Reach and Roll,
(c) Gulp and Go, and
(d) Toss and Turn


The swimmer was ready to reach and roll once he grabbed the water bottle from his coach.


Usage dating to circa 2001 from Steven Munatones in Huntington Beach, California.

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