noun - Sighting is the act of seeing or navigating in an open body of water, generally towards landmarks, turn buoys, escort boats or the finish. Sighting includes lifting the head to look ahead to the side or behind in order to decide the optimal direction to swim in an open water swimming competition or triathlon. It is one element of the concept of interleaving in the training of open water swimmers and triathletes.
The swimmer took frequent sightings as she raised her head every 25 strokes.
Middle English, from Old English sihth, gesiht, something seen; see sek in Indo-European roots.
view and look