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Photo by Javier Blazquez of Christine Jennings, surrounded by Olympian Angela Maurer on her left, Olympian Melissa Gorman on her right, and Olympian Poliana Okimoto behind her in the 5 km race at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain in an example of open water swimming physicality including impeding

verb - Veer is to change direction or your course of yourself or that of another swimmer into a different course, either intentionally or unintentionally. Veering is a common example of physicality in the sport of open water swimming. Veering another swimmer off their intended course can be grounds for a warning via a yellow card (or yellow flag) or a disqualification via a red card (or a red flag).


The leader slighted veered into the second-place swimmer into the guide buoy.


Middle English veren, from Middle French virer, from Old French, to throw with a twisting motion, from Vulgar Latin *virare, alteration of Latin vibrare to wave, propel suddenly. First Known Use: 15th century


cutting off, impeding

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