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    Red face acronyms. what do they mean?

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayraebc61 View Post
    Hello,
    I am new and not familiar with the acronyms used at the pool. The coaches have bee nice to answer my questions, but sometimes I forget and feel really bad asking again and again.
    Is there a place I can find them out?
    Thanks a bunch.

    Mayra
    Depends upon the coach. Different coaches and swimmers use different acronyms, abbreviations, short hand, and syntax. Might post some of your particular questions on acronyms here and we can sort them out.

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    "so I was like 'Grandma what do you think "WTF" means?' And she said someone in her bridge club told her it means 'Wow, that's fun.' ... And so that's what it means. I'm not explaining anything else to her."

    At about 1:20

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    s c y = short course [25 yard pool] yards
    l c y = long [50 yard pool] yards
    B L B = bilateral breathing
    side breathing = turn head to side to breathe on butterfly
    L S D = long shore drive in Chicago
    please add more from others.

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    CH: choice
    FL: fly
    BK: back
    BR: breast
    FR: free
    SDK: streamline dolphin kick (underwater)
    IMO: IM order
    RIMO: reverse IM order
    AOME: all out maximum effort
    DPS: distance per stroke
    RP: race pace
    BC: breath control
    Pyramid: distances or reps go up and back down--e.g. a 100 pyramid goes 25-50-75-100-75-50-25
    X up/Y down: breathing pattern on fly, X number of strokes with a breath in a row, Y number of strokes without a breath in a row
    SKPS or SKIPS: swim, kick, (IM), pull, swim
    BS: best stroke
    BS: Coach Tim (me) is full of ----
    WTF: way to finish!
    WTF: what the ---- is Coach Tim thinking, why do I continue to swim with this jerk?!
    DNBS: do not break stroke
    WS: worst stroke
    NFR: non-free
    BP: breathing pattern
    X-Y BP: breathing pattern on free where you breathe, take X strokes without a breath, breathe, take Y strokes without a breath, then rinse and repeat
    :Xr: rest interval--e.g. :10r means rest for 10 seconds
    Chain: first person in the lane goes when the last person finishes
    ISCTSHW: I Survived Coach Tim's Stupid Hell Week

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    Yeah --- that should cover it!!
    Well done HABU !!

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    I had not heard AOME, I like it... I have heard AFAP, as fast as possible (hopefully I will catch that "possible" guy someday)
    Glenn Gruber

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    From a comic ---- W T F = wow that's funny

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    From a comic ---- W T F = wow that's funny
    My kids told me it meant "Why the face?" They been lying to their dad?!?!
    --Mike Tyson (yes, my real name)

    https://blogs.marathonswimmers.org/ironmike/

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    Re: acronyms. what do they mean?

    I like that one also!

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