Is your favorite activity at summer camp archery, arts and crafts, or natation? Natation simply means "the act of swimming."

If you want to get really fancy, use this word in its two adjective forms: invite friends to swim in your pool by suggesting a "natatorial adventure"? Or refer to your bathing suit as "natatory attire." Although it sounds academic, natation is the simple act of swimming or floating.

Definitions of natation

n the act of someone who swims or floats in the water

dead-man's float, prone float
a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward
Type of:
swim, swimming
the act of swimming

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