Triathletes and open water swimmers can appreciate how straight some athletes can effortlessly swim, some extraordinarily straight, but not everyone is naturally blessed with a high navigational IQ.
Most people have to work on it, every single time they get in the open water.
The purpose of Swim Straight in the Open Water is admirable and provides a much-appreciated service.
Enjoy their following video of open water navigational issues:
From the Open Water Swimming Dictionary:
Navigational IQ (noun): the innate ability for a swimmer to swim the straightest and fastest path in an open water race course. She has the highest navigational IQ among all the competitors. [Origin: 1520–30; < L nāvigātiōn- (s. of nāvigātiō) a voyage. See NAVIGATE, -ION ] + intelligence quotient]. Synonym: ability to swim straight.
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