Wetsuit deduction

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noun - A wetsuit deduction is a time penalty incorporated into open water swimming competitions to athletes who use wetsuits in competition with swimmers who do not use wetsuits.

[edit] Cascade Lakes Swim Series

The Cascade Lakes Swim Series has a wetsuit deduction in its Short Series, Long Series, and Survivor Series that is dependent on the water temperature. If the water temperature is below 68ºF, there is no adjustment or penalty in the Oregon Open Water Series for wearing Category II swimwear (includes wetsuits or non-confirming swimsuits). There is also no penalty for Category II swimwear in any swim in the 5-swim Survivor Series. However, there will remain the advertised time adjustment of 10% to account for the Category II speed advantage in the Short Series and Long Series scoring.

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