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Michael Phelps breakout after a flip turn
A freestyle flip turn

noun - The breakout is the final part of the freestyle flip turn or backstroke, butterfly or breaststroke push off a wall of a swimming pool. A breakout is the time and distance spent underwater from the point of pushing off the wall until the point when the body breaks the surface of the water.


Her breakouts are outstanding and enable her to catch up with swimmers slightly ahead of her.

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