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Get To The Point Swimming Contest

swim to the point
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In Get To The Point Swimming Contest, the pool is shaped like an isosceles triangle.

The rules are simple. The swimmers line up at the base, dive in, then swim towards the apex point. The person who tags it first with their hand worn sensor wins. On making contact, a loud claxon sounds indicating that the race is over, and the other competitors can stop battling.

Attentive pool attendants equipped with pole hoops are ready to drag out and rescue anyone who may have been pounded into submission and in danger of drowning around the finishing point area.

Spectators and judges can watch from above and below via glass walls running along both sides of the vertex area.

xenzag, Aug 14 2020

Klaxon trademark https://trademarks....laxon-71032707.html
Expired [kdf, Aug 14 2020]

Crossing race [pocmloc, Aug 14 2020]

Acme https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acme
[kdf, Aug 14 2020]

'K', 'kay? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C
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       In an isosceles triangle there would be an unfair advantage to the swimmer in the middle of the start line.   

       Instead, the pool should be a sector of a circle, with a curved start line.
pertinax, Aug 14 2020
  

       A worthy modification.
xenzag, Aug 14 2020
  

       Will the contestants be permitted edged weapons ?   

       // claxon//   

       Sp. "Klaxon"
8th of 7, Aug 14 2020
  

       Klaxon vs claxon - The former is a trademarked product name, the latter spelling is common and may have originated as a generic alternative. I’d say xenzag’s spelling is more correct unless she’s going to use a genuine Klaxon brand horn.   

       Or maybe not - if people did that with any regularity we’d wipe our noses with cleenex, make copies on a zerox machine, and order a koke if the diner didn’t have the real thing.
kdf, Aug 14 2020
  

       // xenzag’s spelling is more correct unless she’s going to use a genuine Klaxon brand horn //   

       No way will she use a genuine, quality product - cheap generic knock-offs are her stock in trade.   

       For instance, since BorgCo acquired a controlling share in Acme Products Inc., she hasn't placed a single order.
8th of 7, Aug 14 2020
  

       A lot of people dropped Acme even before BorgCo acquisition. You really need a different mascot than Wile E. Coyote. Or rebrand by reverting to the original Greek spelling - Akme - and hope people forget all of his pratfalls.
kdf, Aug 14 2020
  

       //since BorgCo acquired a controlling share in Acme Products Inc//.... the name has been changed to Arseme Products Inc.
xenzag, Aug 14 2020
  

       Circular pool allows more participants
pocmloc, Aug 14 2020
  

       That could be amusing; contestants start from points around the circumference and have to reach the opposite point, via the diameter.   

       They'd all end up in a huge melee in the middle.   

       // original Greek spelling - Akme //   

       Ah, but there's no "K" in Greek.   

       Er ...   

       Well, actually, there is a "K" in "Greek". It's right at the end, just after the two "E"s.   

       And there is a "K" in the Greek alphabet - the letter Kappa. It's Latin that lacks a "K" character to denote the 'hard C' sound.   

       It's easy to see how the confusion could arise, though.
8th of 7, Aug 14 2020
  

       I could be wrong, but if they all line up at the base, the one in the middle has a slightly shorter distance to the apex. Perhaps they should line up in each corner and swim to the middle?   

       Edit: OK, so [pert] said the first part already, but the people of Perth learn to race Great Whites to the beachhead.
4and20, Aug 14 2020
  

       // learn // ?   

       "Experience is the harshest teacher, because she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards."
8th of 7, Aug 14 2020
  

       "akme"
  

       It's all Greek to me. But see (link) for the original spelling in Greek characters (HB won't properly render in annotations). And from entymonline ...   

       acme (n.)
"highest point," 1560s, from Greek akme "(highest) point, edge; peak of anything," hence "prime (of life, etc.), the best time," from PIE *ak-ma-, suffixed form of root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce." In English it was written in Greek letters until c. 1620. The U.S. grocery store chain was founded 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  

       ... Philadelphia? Now we know where you got your anvils and super magnets ...
kdf, Aug 14 2020
  

       //It's Latin that lacks a "K" character to denote the 'hard C' sound.//   

       RONNNNNG   

       See the link on the subject of the C/K/Q convention in archaic epigraphy.
pertinax, Aug 15 2020
  

       Why an isosceles and not an equilateral?
RayfordSteele, Aug 18 2020
  
      
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