Tag: navigational IQ

Calm, Cool And Collected Charles

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is always a joy to see the very best in any sport perform. In the heat of the game, they can remain cool, calm and collected. Which is what former world champion Charles 'Chip' Peterson is known for. Watching this talented and intelligent young man compete is always humbling and educational. His

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Swimming In Close Proximity

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is always a joy to see the very best in any sport perform. When it comes to competitive open water swimming, Yale University's Eva Fabian is most definitely among the very best. Watching this very talented and intelligent young women compete is humbling and educational. Her navigational IQ and

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Swimming Straight In The Open Water

Let's say you are 1 kilometer from the next turn buoy. If you are capable of swimming straight, you have 1000 meters to swim. But no one swims perfectly straight all the time, especially when there are lateral currents, waves or surface turbulence to account for. What happens when you make a 1° mistake in your navigation? How far are you be from the

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