Navigational IQ

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noun - Navigational IQ is the ability for an open water swimmer or triathlete to swim the fastest possible course in an open water swimming event, especially in a race, given all the external clues that are available and the elements that must be faced (e.g., wind, waves, oncoming/lateral/positive currents, tides, fog, position of competitors, escort boats and buoys). The fastest course does not always equal the shortest or straightest course depending on the elements.


She has the highest navigational IQ among all the competitors.


First used by Steven Munatones circa 2001 at the 2001 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

Examples of Navigational IQ

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