Tag: TITW

Toes In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. TITW, an acronym for Toes In The Water, is the expected start time for an open water swim or practice, especially when a group swim is planned. The term was created in 2010 by Tom Hecker in La Jolla, California. Its equivalent or Toes In The Sand was created in 2012 by Jim Fitzpatrick in Laguna Beach,

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Text Messages From Open Water Swimmers

LOL, CU, UR, and all kinds of abbreviations, acronyms, emoticons, smileys, onomatopoeic and stylized spellings are used all over the Internet, in forums, emails and via text. So what kind of English abbreviations and acronyms can be used or texted by triathletes or open water swimmers? Here are a few: RFC: or really freaking cold, real frantic chill,

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Toes In The Water

You are running out of time heading down to the beach, but you definitely want to catch your swimming buddies who always leave on time, every time. When your group says 8 am TITW, they mean 8 am. No procrastination, no delays, get ready, and be on time whether or not the water has texture. Toes In The Water is the start time: no ifs, ands or buts. This

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