Feeding

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Feeding at the feeding station for a 10 km marathon swim
Feeding at the feeding station for a 10 km marathon swim
Feeding out in the Atlantic Ocean using a carabiner on a rope to Jennifer Figge in high seas
noun or verb - Feeding is the process of eating (fueling) or drinking (hydrating) during an open water swimming race, relay or solo marathon swim, channel swim, or marathon relay. Feeding is done while the swimming is treading water. It is one element of the concept of interleaving in the training of open water swimmers and triathletes.

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Feeding Process

The feeding process is generally considered to be a four-step process:

1. Seek and Spot
2. Reach and Roll
3. Gulp and Go
4. Toss and Turn

The swimmers stopped momentarily for a feeding.

Origin

bef. 900; ME feding, OE féding

Synonyms

Drink, gel pack, fueling, hydrating

Feeding Explained Virtually

Feeding explained by Open Water Source's Chris and Dan:

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