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Open turn or touch turn is a swimming turn technique that requires you to first touch the wall with your both hands, then change the swimming direction.
Warm up = easy swim. Swimming warm up is a practice of gentle cardio exercise that usually incorporates stretches.
Negative split is a way of swimming when each part of the distance is swam faster than the last one.
Glide is a smooth movement throughout water without using arms or legs for propulsion. Glide usually is used after underwater turns.
Tumble turn or flip turn is a type of underwater turn used when swimming freestyle or backstroke.
Short Course means 25 meter swimming pool, also called SCM.
Split is a time for smaller part of the swim distance. Splits usually calculated per pool 25m, 50m or 25y.
SCY means Short Course Yards, which is a name for standard 25 yard swimming pool that USA uses as one of their standard competition pool sizes.
SCM means Short Course Meters, which is a name for standard 25 meter swimming pool that short course international competitions are happening in.
LCM or Olympic Size swimming pool is the global competition pool standard that is 50 meters in length. LCM stands for Long Course Meters.
200 meters swimming distance will be 2 laps in 50 meter pool and 4 laps in 25 meter pool.