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    #1

    swimming team

    Hi there.

    After some very heated parent-teacher conferences you would really take a load off my shoulders if you could confirm or refute
    the rumor that
    swimming team
    is BE. only
    whereas
    swim team is strictly AE.

    thank you very much for your patience.

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    #2

    Re: swimming team

    Dear B.,
    Using "swim team" seems to be correct (I'm AmE), as would "tennis team"."Debate team", "swim team" are "contractions" for debating, swimming, etc. (although we don't shorten "wrestling team"...go figure!).
    Thats my 2 cents............
    B.

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    #3

    Re: swimming team

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    Hi there.

    After some very heated parent-teacher conferences you would really take a load off my shoulders if you could confirm or refute
    the rumor that
    swimming team
    is BE. only
    whereas
    swim team is strictly AE.

    thank you very much for your patience.
    Hi,
    "Swimming team" is British English, "Swim Team" is not, whether it is American English or not I don't know.

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    #4

    Re: swimming team

    My girls were on the swim team at the local Y here in the US.


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    #5

    Re: swimming team

    I've only ever heard "British Swimming Team".
    Google gives 2,200 hits for it, and only 170 for 'British Swim Team' - and those seem to be by journalists (copying the US?).

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    #6

    Re: swimming team

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    My girls were on the swim team at the local Y here in the US.
    Thank you so much,Barb_D.
    So far I never realized that parents would do just about anything to "persuade" teachers to let their offspring pass.

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