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Backstroke flags,typically displaying a schools emblem or mascot, are hung over a swimming pool during a swim meet in support of the "home" team. They are called backstroke flags because when the swimmmers are performing the backstroke the flags are visible and can possibly intimidatge the opposing team.

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