Top 215 Swim Quotes

Here we have the best Swim Quotes from famous authors such as Ryan Garcia, Nina Simone, Roald Dahl, Gethin Jones, Ian Ziering. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

It's sink or swim for me in 2020.
It’s sink or swim for me in 2020.

I try to swim every damn day I can, and I’ve learned to scuba dive and snorkel.

All Norwegian children learn to swim when they are very young because if you can’t swim it is difficult to find a place to bathe.

Mastering a few simple techniques helped me to improve my technique massively using equipment like the pull buoy and central snorkel to isolate certain parts of the body. I was then able to swim for longer, faster and improve my fitness dramatically.

More people than not have seen me on television in swim shorts, so I don’t have any problem stripping down.

If I get a chance to write a comic book or do a voice in an Adult Swim show, I do it. It’s much more fulfilling to me and I get to work with people who I’m a fan of.

My parents wanted us to be pool-safe, so I had lessons when I was 18 months old. I would like to share with all the parents out there that I was that kid who cried during every one of my lessons. But it wasn’t an option for my parents; we had a backyard pool, so I needed to learn how to swim.

In large organizations there are discrete functions. I do this; you do that. I swim in my lane; you swim in your lane. That can be very effective for certain processes and in certain stable conditions. But it doesn’t work in unstable conditions.

I think you have to be weird to swim breaststroke.

Eric Shanteau
I had always had the same pre-match routine that I went through every day – get up, go down for a swim and a stretch, back to the room for a shower, then down for brekkie – the same routine every game, and it got me ready.

I feel like I’ve got this great catalogue of songs sink or swim, it doesn’t matter. If you’ve got that, you’ve got a lot.

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.

I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.

Stanley Baldwin
One of my lungs is half gone, and the other half, because I smoked for years, has a lesion. So I can’t swim anymore and had the swimming pool covered over. Now it’s what I call the dance pavilion, and so I and my friends sit out and put music on and watch people dance.

I bike ride and swim but I don’t exercise ‘cos I like it. I do it because I’ve got a thyroid problem that can balloon my weight up to 20 stone if I stand still for five minutes.

I write and walk and swim and drink.

I swam at school a lot. Long-distance swimming in pools, and diving, then when we moved to Hastings when I was 13 I used to swim in the sea all the time; I loved it out of season and when it was rough.

I like to swim a lot, while Stjepan likes to take long walks with girls. He’s the very romantic type. Yes, musicians are romantic.

I think that beauty can injure you to death. It can cause an injury that can never be cured. Or it can so traumatise you, your life changes direction. The beauty of the harmony of nature that is forever lost, or a daily rite that you perform, or diving into the sea for a swim. Those experiences are going to mark you.

Toni Servillo
I try to go to the gym three times a week, and I swim, too.

Philippa Gregory
Natural capital is easy to overlook because it is the pond we swim in. One can live perfectly well without ever giving a thought to the sulfur cycle or wetland functions. Only when the benefits nature provides are disrupted do we take notice.

I go to the gym, I swim daily and from time to time I meet with friends and do extra-curricular stuff.

Vladimir Putin
It’s not like I wake up and think, ‘Oh God, I have to go to the gym.’ It’s just pretty much a given. I do cardio, light weights, and a good stretch, and I always try to get to the pool for at least a 15-minute swim.

As a teenager, my blackness was also questioned by some of the life choices I made that weren’t considered to be ‘black’ choices. For example, joining the swim team when it is a known fact that ‘black folk don’t swim’; or choosing to become a vegetarian when blacks clearly love chicken.

If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time.

Linda Ellerbee
I exercise everyday. I swim, I bike, I run and I go to the gym.

I try to swim once or twice a week. I basically hold my breath for, like, 12 laps, down and back, to kind of expand my lungs so that I can have better breathing when it comes down to two-minute drives where you’ve got to play a lot of plays all in one series and you’re hurrying up.

The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die – if you are found wanting over a period of time, you’ve either got to change what you’re doing or find something else to do.

After the 2013 World Championships, I had three goals for the Olympics: to swim 3:56 or better in the 400-meter freestyle, break 8:05 in the 800, and win gold in the 200. I achieved all of those, and soon, it will be time to set some new goals.

Katie Ledecky
You can score goals at youth level but men’s football teaches you things. It teaches you real football and you realise that this game is sink or swim.

I love going for a swim. Growing up in England, anywhere with a pool seems like the height of glamour to me.

People don’t need to be scared. I tickle sharks. I do, when they swim by.

Michael Muller
My brother and I like to swim. We’ve been doing that our whole lives. Swimming and jump rope are two of the main things we do.

I was a competitive swimmer as a teenager, only stopping when I got persistent ear infections. Every day was a 6 A.M. start to swim before lessons, then choir or dance classes after.

In WWE, they’re real big on letting you sink or swim, and they let you go out there, and they’re going to give you the stick and a live mic in front of a packed house and millions watching at home, and if you’re not prepared for that moment, you’re going to go down in flames.

Growing up, I was a water baby. We lived near a lake, had a pool in our backyard, and as soon as I was old enough, I joined a swim team. By 10, I was winning local events.

To me, the sea is like a person – like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea, I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.

Gertrude Ederle
I can’t swim.

I am not a major jet-setter; I am a simple man who likes to be on a good beach, have a little swim, and play beach football.

Submerging myself in water makes me feel better after travelling. There’s something about it that does it for me, and I usually go for a swim after every trip.

Dead fish don’t swim around in jealous tides.

I can swim I’m not bad, but not great.

St. Benedict said to take care of your mind, body and soul. I swim for an hour every morning, do 15 minutes of Tibetan stretching and breathing exercises, and play soccer with friends four or more nights a week.

Being a lifeguard was boring. Bo-ring. It was an indoor pool and it’s so hot and humid in there. All you can do is sit there – you can’t have music on because you need to pay attention and not be distracted. So you’re just sat there, you’re looking at people swim up and down, up and down. That was so boring.

I play basketball, I surf and swim and go to the cinema and listen to music and read. I like shopping.

I swim in a sea of words. They flow around me and through me and, by a process that is not fully clear to me, some delicate hidden membrane draws forth the stuff that is the necessary condition of my life.

‘Adult Swim’ on the Cartoon Network is unbelievable. And ‘South Park‘ continues to do great stuff. And ‘Family Guy’ and the various other Seth MacFarlane projects are amazing.

I swim when I can but I don’t work out.

Every summer my husband and I pack our suitcases, load our kids into the car, and drive from tense, crowded New York City to my family‘s cottage in Maine. It’s on an island, with stretches of sea and sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and pine trees. We barbecue, swim, lie around, and try to do nothing.

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.

I made a name for myself as someone who is determined to swim against the stream if it’s dirty.

Yossi Sarid
I think I learned how to swim before I could walk.

I might wake up in the morning and go out for a six- to eight-mile run, and then in the afternoon, I might swim two or three kilometres. The next day, I’ll mix it up and do a military circuit. I don’t stick to a set programme.

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.

Malcolm Muggeridge
Michael Phelps wouldn’t have been on the Wheaties box if I stuck with swimming. I’ve been swimming since I was a little kid. I still swim. I’m the best.

The ideology of consumption is so prevalent that it has become invisible: it is the plastic soup in which we swim.

During an open water swim, it’s easy to lose your direction. With all the splash, it can be quite hard to see the next buoy, so I look behind it for something bigger, like a tree or a building, and aim for that instead.

All living things come hardwired with certain traits and characteristics that are part of our nature, meaning that these things come naturally to us: they’re what we’re meant to do, and they’re how universal intelligence flows though us best. Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, etc.

In this business you either sink or swim or you don’t.

David Smith
My family belongs to a tennis club in Valencia, California, so I always go there. I play a lot of tennis with my dad and swim. And I like to go to the gym there.

No matter whether you’re an Olympic swimmer or you’re someone who doesn’t like to swim, your kids should learn this life skill. You can’t be next to them every second, so they must be able to relax in the water and get themselves to safety.

I can’t swim and I’m terrified of drowning, but I still love being by water – just not in it.

I like to swim. Love a swim, any time I can do that is a good thing.

I couldn’t beat Michael Phelps. A couple of years ago, I was racing against him and it just kinda dawned on me during the race that there was no chance I was gonna beat this guy. And so I said, if you can’t beat him, find a race that he won‘t swim.

Mark Warkentin
I must admit I don’t watch a lot of Adult Swim or Cartoon Network.

I love to keep fit, so I swim everyday and hit the gym for an hour daily.

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.

If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance.

And I guess the thing that I really sort of rely on in me is that I love racing and I love competing and so I know that you know when the time comes and the pressure‘s on and I have to swim well, I’m sort of able to pull it out and sort of get the best out of myself.

Stephanie Rice
Throw me in deep enough, and I sink or swim. I don’t care who I fight.

I am just not a water baby. I can swim, but I just don’t.

I started swimming when I was four because my brother wanted to join a swim team, and I wanted to do what he did. They said I had to be six, but if I could swim a lap, then I could participate. So I swam a lap, and the rest is history.

I never really understood why guys wear boxers underneath swim trunks.

What is a sophisticate? He is a man who thinks he can swim better than he can and sometimes he drowns.

Oscar Hammerstein II
Because I was a swimmer, I felt like sports did help me to realize that my body was more than what it just looked like… and if didn’t eat, then I couldn’t swim fast.

People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.

As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end.

Stacy Keach
It was really cool going to Sea World. We had an amazing time. They were amazing to us. We got to swim with the dolphins, and it was really special.

I like to swim. It’s good for the body and it helps clear my head.

I love to swim, and I love being near water.

I did not have chance to buy swim suits because I did not go swimming at all. If I ever get a chance to buy one, I want to try one in white or with ribbons.

I say, ‘Use it or lose it.’ I have my own fitness regime, which is centred around stretching, free-weights and fast walking. I also have a trainer half of the year, as I spend my summers in the south of France where I swim a lot.

In the summer, I love to go up north to a cottage and relax by the lake, swim, go canoeing… I also love riding my bike around Toronto, going to the farmer‘s market, cooking. That sounds simple, but it’s a luxury you don’t have when you’re living in hotels.

I love to swim. When I jump in the water, I feel like I’m 12 years old again. It’s really funny how it does that to me.

I row my boat on the river. I swim, ski, walk, lift weights, do yoga and Pilates. I don’t want to be a weak, sick 90-year-old.

I swim laps, which is nice because I’m weightless in the water.

I can’t divorce myself from my childhood. I try to write as much fiction as I possibly can, but there are so many things that are touchstones of my childhood like being on the swim team and playing soccer and the particularities of sports season and environments that make their way into my books.

You might have a great fence, a great shoot, run, and swim, but you might get a dodgy horse. Each country supplies the horse; you get 20 minutes to warm up with it, and then you have to do the jumping course. Pentathlon’s difficult because everything has to come together.

Chloe Esposito
I’ve got to get my real skills up; like, I got to get my skills up, ’cause in case of a crazy catastrophe, I might have to learn how to swim.

Especially going to Oakland public schools where as a white kid you have to figure out if you’re going to sink or swim socially, one of the main ways to stay buoyant was to stay funny.

I like to have a swim in the morning, a great way to start the day.

My family had a membership to the Riverside Yacht Club where my brother, Sandy, learned to sail, and I competed in local swim races. My sister, Marcia, became a competitive springboard diver, and my brother excelled in water polo.

I’ve never been in any pain, ever, like that in my whole life. Now it’s set me so far back, I just don’t’ have the lung capacity to swim the way I can.

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I’d still swim. And I’d despise the one who gave up.

I swim all the time at night – I’ve always been a water girl. It’s a black-bottom pool and my pool light was out, and as I’ve done a thousand times I just kind of did a little seal dive. I saw a huge bright light and I literally thought, ‘That’s it.’

Brooke Burns
I swim a lot. I swim most days.

We have this one body we’ve been given, so whether you run, kayak, swim, bike, on some basic level, we need to take care of our bodies.

I don’t like the idea of being eaten by a shark. I like to swim in the ocean, and I think much more about sharks than anyone should. I really resent the fact that my oceangoing experiences are ruined by ‘Jaws.’

My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, ‘Mom, they weren’t trying to teach you how to swim.’

I love the Altai Mountains. Crimea, despite all the conflict, is a remarkable place historically, culturally and physically. The mountains drop down into the sea. Porpoises swim in the shallows. Horses gallop through the grass. There are huge rocks, castles, caves.

After my swims this weekend I think coach realized, you know what, you have to have a good one getting out of this meet. So I put the suit on and had a decent swim.

They always say start at the bottom if you want to learn something. But suppose you want to learn to swim?

Tommy Cooper
I do pool exercises, like weightlifting but underwater. I walk, I swim… I’m pretty fit for an old bloke.

I used to go to the gym regularly and swim an awful lot, but that was when I was unemployed and knew leisure intimately.

I’ve always wanted to be able to hold my breath for like, ever, and swim in the water like a fish.

Carlos Pena Jr
Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim.

Carson Kressley
I watch the same cartoons over and over again. I watch Adult Swim. I watch ‘Futurama’ repeatedly.

I used to swim with these beavers in a beaver pond when I was 10. I went back when I was 11 and found there were no more beavers. I found that trappers had taken them all, so I became quite angry, and that winter I began to walk the trap lines and free animals from the traps and destroy the traps.

If it’s nice out, I swim pretty much every day for about half an hour. I have a great pool; it’s very private and not too many people use it.

Yunjin Kim
For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree than to just go and have the whole college experience, and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim.

Sometimes you meet people who can’t swim. And I always think: ‘Oh my God, that’s extraordinary.’ For me, it’s always been a treat… I just feel really happy in the water.

I like to keep fit, and when not gardening or singing solo or in a choir, I cycle, play tennis, swim, dance, and practise yoga.

I don’t really have a fitness regime. I swim regularly and hit the gym once in a while but I also eat a lot.

It’s my style, and I’ll sink or swim on that style. What you heard on 3AW is what you’ll hear on Triple M, and if people don’t like it, then it’s time for me to become a full-time grandfather.

In one session, I saw a lady and a man learn to swim for the first time. Within an hour, the man swam front crawl for half a length, and the lady finished a full length with her head under water.

I swim three times a week.

Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.

‘Changes in Latitudes’ began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that.

Will Hobbs
When you’re out there together on the pitch, you’re fighting for each other. It’s amazing, overwhelming and you either sink or swim in that atmosphere. It’s what makes professional footballers what they are. You can’t replicate that in any other job.

If you don’t have to worry about money or how you’ll travel to a swim meet, that’s so nice to not have that stress. You can just train.

That first CS class I took, I felt like I was drowning. It’s like being taught how to swim by being thrown off deck. The continual self-talk that I have had with myself while I’ve been here is, pull yourself together and get this done.

I’ve no interest in going on a road trip. If I want to go on holiday, I want to sit on a beach, swim, drink cocktails and read a book.

Sam Riley
I cycle every weekend. Sometimes I swim.

I swim to stay healthy and try to stay as busy as I can.

Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. It’s ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don’t wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours – the loneness of the long distance runner.

I love being outside in nature, especially by the water – if I could, I would come back as a tadpole so that I could just swim around all the time and have zero responsibility.

Daisy May Cooper
It’s always nerve-wracking when you’re hostingSaturday Night Live.’ You either sink or swim.

I swim a lot, almost every day. I just go out to the beach by my place in Malibu and jump into the ocean.

I’m a good dad. I’m an evolved dad. You know, you see a lot of guys when they’re in training camp, they go off, do their own thing. But I’m in the midst of it. Swim lessons? I’m there. Changing diapers, teething, doctor‘s appointments, I’m there 24/7.

I grew up a swimmer. I didn’t think I could swim without the use of my legs.

I swim almost every day, a thousand meters.

Vladimir Putin
You are overboard in deep open water without a PFD (personal floatation device), or at least that’s what your instructor is yelling. Sink or swim, plebe.

I can’t swim. I’ve got better, but I can’t go out of my depth. As soon as I smell chlorine my heart starts racing.

Believe it or not, the Navy requires plebes to actually be able to swim.

A lot of guys that were trailblazers, if we were to go back to the actual time, were just really scared and had no choice, but the water’s rushing in, and you either swim or sink.

Whatever other people expect me to do, whatever they’re comparing me to, I don’t care. I’m just trying to swim fast.

As a young child, I suffered from poor health. My parents encouraged me to swim, which really improved my condition.

Sui He
I like to swim, I like to play with my dogs and I love to eat – but I have to start watching that because my suits are getting too small.

Yeah, I like to keep myself interested – I’ll kind of throw myself into some area that I don’t completely know or understand, that I’m not adept at, so I’m forced to swim in order to stay afloat. There’s a good feeling that comes from that.

While scuba diving off the British Virgin Islands about 25 years ago, our boat’s anchor got stuck. I dived down to release it, but I got separated from the boat and was stranded as it sped away. I had to swim for an hour to the nearest island with all my scuba kit on before I was rescued.

Constantine ‘Costa’ Gratsos had made his fortune as a lifelong associate of shipping icon Aristotle Onassis. He took a liking to me, became my first mentor, and showed me how to swim in the deep, dangerous waters of business.

I swim like a fish and I have an amazing kick.

In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.

I swim every other day. That’s my exercise.

Andrew Tan
Some people might go to the gym and swim laps, but I write songs. Every single day, I write something new and record it.

Glenn Hughes
Love is all around us all the time. Love is the ethers that we swim in. Love is the amniotic fluid of the soul.

When a trout rises to a fly, it does not swim as much as tilt its fins and jet skyward.

Joseph Monninger
I would say that is the beauty of Adult Swim is that they’re always pushing forward from what they’ve done in the past, and they’re always just trying different styles.

Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.

There are times when a falsehood well told bridges over quite a difficulty, but in the long run, you had better tell the truth, even if you swim the creek.

We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.

Networks like Adult Swim allow artists to be artists and allow their vision to come through without a lot of tinkering. I worked on ‘Moral Orel’ and ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole,’ and they bothered us very little. They very, very seldom came to us and said ‘Change this,’ or ‘You can’t do that,’ or ‘We’d like to see this.’

My paternal poppa, Alec, was a taxi driver and swimming coach. He taught all his grandchildren how to swim and loved all kinds of sport.

I’m not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears.

I surf, swim, play water polo, and I paddle an outrigger canoe with my team. I’m also a klutz on land, so water is my thing.

Most languages spoken by a few thousand people are so complicated they make your head swim; a Siberian yak herder’s language is much more complicated than a Manhattan bond trader’s.

I try to swim for 30 minutes and walk for 30 minutes, because if I don’t, my finely honed body will slip into its old ways.

The only routine I have is going for a run and a swim with the dog in the morning, between 8am and 9am – that is my head-clearing space. I am religious about holding on to that time: whatever happens, I don’t want to know about it until after that.

ABC is owned by Disney, so it’s a little more conservative than Adult Swim. Polar opposites.

And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing.

Casper Van Dien
I tried to swim as much as possible. Being in Southern California in the summer time, it’s so nice because you have the warm beaches, so I try to swim every day.

Klay Thompson
Look, we have existed for 4,000 years – 2,000 years in diaspora, in exile. Nobody in the Middle East speaks their original language but Israel. When we started 64 years ago, we were 650,000 people. So, you know, we are maybe swimming a little bit against the stream, but we continue to swim.

If it’s a sunny day, I get this weird guilt if I’m not making the most of it, so I’ll walk or go for a swim or get on my bike, or I’ll go to the Heath, just have a reason to get out.

James Norton
I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn’t hold my attention. I couldn’t figure skate. I’m afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.

Alicia Sacramone
If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one.

Naturally, underground music often gravitates toward experimentation and the abstract. That’s understandable, and more often than not, it feels great to dive into a difficult album and swim a few laps.

I would love to live in Dorset or Devon and swim in the sea every day come rain or shine.

Running is bad for your knees, and I like to do things I actually enjoy, like going for a swim.

I like to set challenging targets every time I swim or run on the treadmill or indulge in weight training.

I didn’t learn to swim until I was 21 or something because I grew up in the mountains in Wyoming and all the water is glacier runoff and cold.

I read mysteries like Nancy Drew and Alfred Hitchcock, and I swim and I ride my motorbike.

Heather O’Rourke
My favorite occupation at home is sitting by the pool in swim suit, soaking in the sun, cooling off by an occasional sip of my water.

Writing a novel is a huge adventure; when it’s going well it’s more fun than fun. When it stutters to a halt put it aside. Go for a swim, go for a walk, take a week off. Don’t panic or be afraid; you and your characters are in it together. Trust them to come to your rescue.

If you fight improperly, you can be in great shape, run marathons, swim 200 meters and I can still gas you in two minutes of a fight. If you don’t know how to fight, it doesn’t matter.

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’

Obviously, I’m not working out the way I was when I was playing. I do yoga. I swim a lot. I’m drinking a lot of good, healthy mixes. I got myself a Vitamix.

I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.

I can’t swim, and I actually hate sand.

It’s good to put on some lube under your wetsuit, so I tend to use a lot of baby oil on my arms and legs. It stops you chafing and helps you get your wetsuit off after the swim.

I have a cartoon I’m developing with Adult Swim called ‘Monster Town U.S.A.,’ so I’m busy doing that. Trying to do a coffee-table book of my photography that’s been requested of me a couple of times. I’m constantly busy.

My coach and I thought I could swim a 57.3 if I executed the perfect race, but I did even better than that.

I joined the swim team when I was 12, and I was the worst kid in the pool – I was put with a group of 7-year-olds.

If I’m anywhere close to where I can hike or swim, that’s my favourite thing to do.

And as a woman, you need to take risks. Don’t stay too long in your own swim lane.

I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I’m lucky when I see how animals suffer.

Born on an island, I could swim before I could walk, thrown many times into swimming pools and warm transparent Caribbean waters: sink or swim, that was my first lesson. While I’m not a natural athlete, I’m still a strong swimmer and feel a great affinity with the sea.

Monique Roffey
When I was on the swim team as a kid, I used to hide out from my coach by going into the bathroom and hiding out in one of the stalls. And I would literally wrap myself in toilet paper so as not to get hypothermia.

Besides surfing, I play tennis, volleyball, I swim, I run hills, or I do high-intensity, high-interval workouts. I’m up at 5 A.M. every day.

I always wanted to swim the Channel, which is insane.

In the spirit of debunking racial stereotypes, the one that black people don’t like to swim, I’m going to tell you how much I love to swim. I love to swim so much that as an adult, I swim with a coach.

I’d rather sink with a bad theory than swim with muddy pragmatism.

I usually go to the swimming pool if I want to swim.

In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim.

John Owen
The triathlon can be a very hard sport to train for. You see all the time when people try to improve – like their swim, for example: they train really hard for two to three weeks, and then when they go back to normal training, the swim goes back to where it was before.

I love the water; I love to swim.

I feel a strong connection to water, so, no matter the time of year, I always go for a swim.

But if people want to swim in the Thames, if they want to take their lives into their own hands, then they should be able to do so with all the freedom and exhilaration of our woad-painted ancestors.

Confining marine animals to tanks and separating them from their families and their natural surroundings, just so people can watch them swim in endless circles, teaches us far more about humans than it does about animals – and the lesson is not a flattering one.

Take it from a guy: If you’re in love with somebody, you will swim the stream, you will climb the mountain, you will slay the dragon. You’re going to get to her somehow, some way.

I like to exercise. I always walk an hour a day, I swim 250 days a year and I do balancing exercises which take me an hour.

Julio Iglesias
One of my earliest childhood memories is my father taking me in the evening to Samena Swim & Recreation Club in Bellevue.

The swim at Deception Island was by far the hardest swim I’ve ever done. Antarctica is a very unforgiving environment. If you don’t train properly, you’ll die.

I’m surrounded by the beach, so I love to fish and to dive and to swim. I walk a lot, and I bike around. I hang out at the beach, really, and muck around.

Those who know the sport of swimming understand that the grueling practices that fill a pre-Olympic winter lay the base for any success that might come later in the Games, especially if one has it in mind to swim an astonishing eight events.

Growing up in Alaska, they don’t really teach you to swim there. I learned to swim just a few summers ago with Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard. She did great, and right after that I went to get scuba certified. I had fun with it. I didn’t really get scared, but some people thought that was a risk.

I don’t do a lot when I’m in Gascony. I swim and play the odd game of golf, but mainly I sit around. We’re set an hour-and-a-half from the Pyrenees and an hour-and-a-half from the Bay of Biscay, so we get plenty of storms. But we’re surrounded by vines and sunflowers – it’s lovely.

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

While I can always use a break from the gym, I like to swim and dive to keep myself feeling good.

We don’t swim for the attention. We don’t swim to be rock stars. There is something beautiful about being in an anonymous sport and being fairly anonymous. It enables you do something you love without any of the other effects.

Aaron Peirsol
I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.

I used to go swimming and passed the tennis courts every day, and that’s how it started. My mum said, ‘Why don’t you play tennis in your summer holidays because you have nothing to do except swim for an hour or whatever?,’ and that’s how I started playing.

I’ve worn a chainmail suit to swim with sharks, glided over Cirencester with a James Bond-style paramotor strapped to my back, eaten hippo steaks and had a bat dive down my bra. And all the while, I had to face the camera and smile.

I love Adult Swim. They give you so much artistic freedom.

On the one hand, parents want their children to swim expertly in the digital stream that they will have to navigate all their lives; on the other hand, they fear that too much digital media, too early, will sink them.

Social groups in society don’t swim about in some kind of harmonious melting pot. We rub against each other from very different and opposing positions, so why we should agree about language use and the means of describing it is beyond me.