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Race-Day Trick: Drafting 101

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Nov 25, 2013
  • Updated Feb 9, 2014 at 10:40 PM UTC

Don’t get stuck

The underwater turbulence of a swimmer “riding the wave” can have a negative and slowing effect on the lead swimmer. The lead swimmer in this image is being drafted by two swimmers and should move out of this position as quickly as possible.

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