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1.
Something that makes swimmers happy :D

Well, all athletes really...

It's working out really hard for a few days and then doing barely anything in a short amount of time. (usually right before a big game or meet)
When we were tapering, we only did 2500 instead of 7000 =)
by a noun a mouse May 14, 2007
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when athletes stop working out before an athletic event and just start "knocking boots"
damn, Phelps started tapering early for the Olympics
by GeddyLee August 16, 2004
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