Top 255 Swim Quotes

In this post, you will find great Swim Quotes from famous people, such as Richard Ashcroft, Lenny Henry, Chloe Sevigny, Marcel Proust, Dan Pena. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I don't ever want to get to the point where I don't thi

I don’t ever want to get to the point where I don’t think about death! You’ve got to swim in it, learn from it – embrace it!
With standup, I was thrown into the deep end at a very early age, without being able to swim. Acting was the same.
I don’t swim! That’s like athletic.
People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
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.
Storytelling is a very old human skill that gives us an evolutionary advantage. If you can tell young people how you kill an emu, acted out in song or dance, or that Uncle George was eaten by a croc over there, don’t go there to swim, then those young people don’t have to find out by trial and error.
I try and stay limber, swim, run, ride motorcycles.
This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30; if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.
I know April, May and June are a few unbearable months, and working out in a gym and sweating in such dirty hot, sticky, humid weather puts me off. The best way is to swim. I feel so fresh and rejuvenated after swimming, and I believe it’s one of the best mode to fitness during summers.
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.
I’ll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad.
My swim coach was very tough on me, and I respond well to that training… being pushed to my limit.
To get ready to climb Everest, I did a lot of hill running with a daypack on and a lot of underwater swimming. I would swim a couple of lengths underwater and then a couple above. It gets your body going with limited oxygen.
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.
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
Learning how to swim is the biggest achievement for me, as it helped me get rid of hydrophobia. Now I have become a complete water baby.
I love to swim, and what I have been able to do – give people hope.
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
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 can be proud of every swim, every effort I put in the water, every mental approach to every single race.
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
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.
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
All my black friends can’t swim. Is that bad?
I like to set challenging targets every time I swim or run on the treadmill or indulge in weight training.
So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray.
I was the guy on the swim team entertaining the bus on the way to the meets.
I love seeing other people swim quickly, it gives you a bit more motivation to keep pushing and get the best out of yourself.
I have very fond memories of swimming in Walden Pond when we lived in Boston. You’d swim past a log and see all these turtles sunning themselves. Slightly disturbing if you thought about how many more were swimming around your toes, but also rather wonderful.
Whatever other people expect me to do, whatever they’re comparing me to, I don’t care. I’m just trying to swim fast.
I love figure skating, so I do that as often as I can. Other than that I just go to the gym or swim. I love swimming.
I love the water; I love to swim.

I love the water; I love to swim.
If I’m walking down the riverbank, and a man is drowning, even if I don’t know how to swim very well, I feel this urge that the right thing to do is to try to save that person. Evolution would tell me exactly the opposite: preserve your DNA. Who cares about the guy who‘s drowning?
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.
I must admit I don’t watch a lot of Adult Swim or Cartoon Network.
I do believe that music will change and has to change in some capacity, and I’ll either change and reinvent or sink or swim.
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.
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.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
I have never bought a swim suit because of my fear for water.
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.
Outdoors, I have a pool, so I usually swim and stuff. It’s usually superhot in California, so we swim.
Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it.
Steve Southerland
I read mysteries like Nancy Drew and Alfred Hitchcock, and I swim and I ride my motorbike.
Heather O’Rourke
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.
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
And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing.
Casper Van Dien
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.
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.
Everyone who watches Adult Swim knows there’s a sound to it, a feeling that’s nostalgic sometimes, but then it’s also different and outside the box.
In this game, you’re on your own. You either sink or swim.
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.
I write and walk and swim and drink.
Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales?
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.
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 cant swim underwater. I am claustrophobic and I am scared of creepy crawlies.
Nikki Tamboli
Swimming is great because there are levels of goals. First, when I was four, it was making it to the other end and overcoming the fear of standing up in front of everybody at a swim meet because I was such a shy kid.
My dad was my swim coach growing up, and I tried to get kicked out of practice every day. I was a little devil kid.
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.
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 started cooking 30-something years ago. When I was 14, 15, I was a short-order cook in a snack bar. That was at a place called the Gran Centurions. It was an ItalianAmerican swim club my parents belonged to.
I love to swim. When I jump in the water, I feel like I

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.
Throw me in deep enough, and I sink or swim. I don’t care who I fight.
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.
Solitude is part of my life, and I don’t mind that. I like it. I love it. I don’t allow loneliness to be part of my life, let’s put it that way. I really won’t allow it. If I feel lonely, I phone somebody or I go for a walk or a swim, get the endorphins going, because I hate feeling lonely.
I swim a lot, almost every day. I just go out to the beach by my place in Malibu and jump into the ocean.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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.
I live close to Hampstead Heath, so when I do have spare time, I like to raise my white blood cell count with a swim in the men’s pond. It’s an ambition of mine to swim in the ponds on every day of the year.
Bertie Carvel
I’m not a runner. I do not like running. I love to swim. I love to surf. I do not like to run.
Laurie Holden
I could have never been a high diver or a gymnast because I don’t like subjectivity. I love where I’m faster than you,, or I can jump higher or swim faster. I don’t want you holding a card before I figure out whether I won or lost.
Believe it or not, the Navy requires plebes to actually be able to swim.
I do martial arts mostly. But if I am bored, or my body is aching, I swim or go the gym. I can sometimes be doing cardio on the treadmill, kick boxing, stretching, dance, whatever I feel like. I just make sure I have something to do every day but no particular set routine.
All things being equal, if we could simulate the same scenario, he has a lot more difficult task. He’s elected to swim six individual events, as opposed to what I elected to do, which was four.
When I was 12 years old, I went to swim in a lake, and I almost died in that lake because the water was too deep – much deeper than I thought.
You want to be in control of a lot. You grow up. You sink or swim. I suppose I swam.
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.
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 feel a strong connection to water, so, no matter the time of year, I always go for a swim.
Swimming forced me to deal with the things I wanted to escape. It helped me work through a lot of feelings and frustrations, because I had hours under water just to swim laps and think.
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.
Dead fish don’t swim around in jealous tides.
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
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 like to swim a few times a week. It’s relaxing, and no one can call, email, or text me while I’m in the pool.
I meditate – very pretentious – and I try to read as much as I can and swim at the Y.
I love to swim and listen to good music.
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.
‘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
I’m just going into London to enjoy it as much as I can. Enjoy the experience and just swim the best that I can on the day.
I love to keep fit, so I swim everyday and hit the gym for an hour daily.
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.
Natural capital is easy to overlook because it is the p

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.
What I love about Popsicle and the moments I can be with Camden is that their whole philosophy is family and these moments that it can create to just sit with my son, read a comic book or go outside on a hot day, take a swim and have a Popsicle treat with him.
I swim almost every day, a thousand meters.
Vladimir Putin
Confidence is sexy. That’s what ‘Sports Illustrated Swim’ stands for. They have this movement where you can just be beautiful no matter what shape, what size, your height, your body type, your ethnicity.
Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?
Alexander the Great
I was a redhead and a middle child; both can make you feel excluded. It’s like fighting to be included, in the swim of things. After a while you start to develop a bit of a victim mentality, which isn’t great for a happy life.
Sometimes it’s like teaching a kid how to swim; sometimes you throw them in the deep end and tell them, ‘Don’t die. Keep moving your arms.’ It’s kind of like that with acting sometimes, where there’s a lot of trust afforded.
I think you have to be weird to swim breaststroke.
Eric Shanteau
I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.
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.
I like to have a swim in the morning, a great way to start the day.
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
If I’m anywhere close to where I can hike or swim, that’s my favourite thing to do.
I lead a very active lifestyle. When I am not working, I enjoy snowboarding in winter. I golf and swim in the summer months. However, trying to find the time to exercise when I am traveling is quite a challenge. I find myself working out at hotel gyms quite regularly – just so that I can keep up with my training.
For as long as I wanted to swim, I also wanted to do something on TV. My best friend in high school, we used to pretend like we had a TV show, and we had this dream of being the next ‘Kate & Allie.’ Having that kind of a shtick.
I love Adult Swim. They give you so much artistic freedom.
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 usually go to the swimming pool if I want to 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.
I do pool exercises, like weightlifting but underwater. I walk, I swim… I’m pretty fit for an old bloke.
Our pool is outdoors, but it’s heated, and I’ve got one of those machines that produces waves you have to swim against; like a jogging treadmill, really, only it’s in water. Basically, it means you can have a small pool, swim for miles, and get nowhere.
Rupert Penry-Jones
I like to swim. Love a swim, any time I can do that is a good thing.
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
There are some days where I’ll eat 8,000 calories per day, on a day before a 12, 14, 18 hour swim. For a 61-year-old woman, that’s a lot! And I try not to eat too much refined sugarcookies, desserts, those sorts of things.
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.
William Julius Wilson
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.
In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.
I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I’m lucky when I see how animals suffer.
I never really understood why guys wear boxers underneath swim trunks.
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.
People don't need to be scared. I tickle sharks. I do,

People don’t need to be scared. I tickle sharks. I do, when they swim by.
Michael Muller
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.
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.
I cycle every weekend. Sometimes I swim.
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.
In my home, I listen to music; I play music: I play guitar and I play ukelele. And I swim and I ride a bike and I do all the things that everybody else does.
I knew how to swim by the time I turned 4.
Audrina Patridge
My mom told me that even as a toddler I wasn’t afraid of anything. She thought something was wrong with me. I didn’t know how to walk or swim, but that didn’t stop me from crawling into the ocean and almost drowning over and over again.
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.
I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them.
Amanda Beard
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.
They don’t tell you how to be on TV – they put the camera on you, and they turn it on, and you sink or swim.
I never learned to ride a bicycle, and it is too late now. I never learned to drive. I never learned to swim.
Marlene Dumas
My coach and I thought I could swim a 57.3 if I executed the perfect race, but I did even better than that.
The ideology of consumption is so prevalent that it has become invisible: it is the plastic soup in which we swim.
It wasn’t until I read ‘SI Swim’ that I was like, ‘Wow, I love my freckles, I like my thighs, I like my curves.’
They always say start at the bottom if you want to learn something. But suppose you want to learn to swim?
Tommy Cooper
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.
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.
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.
Like most people I can be lazy, so it’s nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I’m outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.
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.
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.
I try to be as disciplined as I possibly can. I try to live a fairly kind of clean life. I do yoga; I cycle and do weights and swim. I do whatever it takes.
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.
Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim.
Carson Kressley
The key to building long muscle as you swim is stretching arms far ahead of you in the water, sort of like a swan.
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.
I swim, go to the gym, and do a little dancing every day and a little singing.
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.
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.
I've worn a chainmail suit to swim with sharks, glided

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.
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.
Any window of opportunity is important. If your hands are tied, you should swim with your legs. If your legs are tied, you should try to hold on to the edge of the boat with your teeth. We have to use every option.
For any good course, you need somewhere beautiful to swim with a nice backdrop, some nice roads to cycle on, and a nice, fast run.
I play basketball, I surf and swim and go to the cinema and listen to music and read. I like shopping.
I know I’m enough with or without the gold medals. I just love to swim.
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 just always really wanted to swim. It was always a family thing: dad obviously swam, and my sister did, too. And mum used to come along to meets. They had to drag me out of the pool – so there was never any pressure on me to swim. It was just something I loved doing.
Aimee Willmott
Love is all around us all the time. Love is the ethers that we swim in. Love is the amniotic fluid of the soul.
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 try to swim against the current as much as possible when it comes to the tribalism that defines the way people do politics on social media, and I try to present myself as an individual and humanistic voice. I’m interested in people, not just factions.
Sharks don’t particularly have a great interest in divers. It seemed that in a normal dive, I would jump in the water, and one or two gray reef sharks would swim in and kind of check me out – and then they would keep their distance. So they weren’t particularly threatening or anything to be afraid of.
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 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.
We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.
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.
In my 20s, I was body surfing in Spain and the current dragged me out. I was waving at my friends who thought I was messing about, but I was drowning. I managed to swim in on my back but it scarred me.
I made a name for myself as someone who is determined to swim against the stream if it’s dirty.
Yossi Sarid
I tell people that the best thing that can ever happen to you is getting fired, and you can either sink or swim, and I swam like hell. The reason why I swam the way I swam was because there was nothing else for me.
I swim a lot. I swim most days.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’
Well, I swim quite a bit, and ride horseback. That’s supposed to be bad for dancers, but I don’t care – I like it. And then I collect dolls. I have them from lots of foreign countries.
It’s like you take these great actors and put them in an aquarium of life and just watch them swim. That’s what makes editing tough because you get all these beautiful, unplanned moments.
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.
You can do yoga all day, you can run or bike or swim, but a pull-up will still be hard. It’s not that you have to be a juiced-up ‘lunk’ to do one; it’s a matter of physics.
Learning to swim is an essential service.
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.’
Whenever you’re trying to do your own take on a classic piece of literature, it’s almost like you’re trying to swim up your own stream or drive down your own path.
I simply would like to live comfortably day by day, fish, swim, enjoy my declining years.
I hope I give girls an opportunity to realize that they can swim and go to school at the same time. It’s not to be given up once they get out of high school. They can continue doing it for the rest of their lives.
Debbie Meyer
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.
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it take

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
Daily repetition matters when a kid is learning to swim. It can be 20 minutes in a lesson or an hour practicing for a couple of weeks.
I am just not a water baby. I can swim, but I just don’t.
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.
I swim when I can but I don’t work out.
I don’t want to be the crazy woman who does it for years and years and years, and tries and fails and tries and fails and tries and fails, but I can swim from Cuba to Florida, and I will swim from Cuba to Florida.
When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.
I had a lot of ear infections when I was younger, so I didn’t learn to swim until I was about 14.
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.
I do a lot of biking. I need that mileage and the long-distance stuff because tennis demands it. My fitness trainer is always trying to convince me to do an Ironman. I can probably run the marathon, I can make the 112 miles on the bike, but I will never swim for 2.4 miles. I will die after 100 meters.
Tomas Berdych
My perfect day is to work incredibly well in the morning and write something wonderful, then take the dog for a walk and go for a swim in the ladies‘ ponds on Hampstead Heath or work in my allotment. Then I get tarted up in the evening and go out in London to dinner or the cinema.
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
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 tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
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
I try to go to the gym three times a week, and I swim, too.
Philippa Gregory
My father was a swim teacher. We used to swim before school, swim after school.
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.
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.
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.’
On my real vacations, I meet up with friends and we go for walks on the beach. We stroll through old cities, swim in the sea, and take afternoon naps. We shop, lunch, and, yeah, drink.
I grew up by the Mississippi River, and I would swim in that as a kid.
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 go to the gym, I swim daily and from time to time I meet with friends and do extra-curricular stuff.
Vladimir Putin
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 thought I could, and thought I would, swim a lot quicker – much quicker.
On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s.
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.
For me, I really love ‘Tim and Eric’ and ‘Dr. Steve Brule’ and a lot of the Adult Swim shows, so I like strange, weird, sometimes slightly upsetting humor.
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.
Irish fathers still have certain responsibilities, and by the time my two daughters turned seven, they could swim, ride a bike, sing at least one part of a Woody Guthrie song, and recite all of W. B. Yeats’s ‘The Song of Wandering Aengus.’
To me, the sea is like a person - like a child that I'v

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 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.
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.
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.
I swim for myself. I love it, I have fun, and just representing my country is the greatest honor I could ever have.
Simone Manuel
I swim every other day. That’s my exercise.
Andrew Tan
When I was injured after ‘Kill Bill‘ I had a year where I not just couldn’t make any money but I couldn’t swim, I couldn’t surf, I could hardly run, which is insane. I couldn’t do gymnastics, martial arts, I could barely crawl on all fours. That was devastating to me.
I can’t swim at the level I used to. I had to retire because of an injury to my shoulder.
On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself.
If someone throws you in a pool and you can’t swim, you’re going to struggle.
I’m a curious person, and I always like to test new waters, and I’ve always jumped into the cold water and then started to think about how to swim.
I realise every swimmer has a shelf life. No, I haven‘t given any thought to when I will retire, but I also know I won’t be able to swim forever.
Chad le Clos
I swim like a fish and I have an amazing kick.
It’s always nerve-wracking when you’re hostingSaturday Night Live.’ You either sink or swim.
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
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
In my 20s, I was leaving university, getting married, or having a baby. And then, in my 30s, I was just keeping my head above water. When I hit 40, I thought, ‘I have got to get a grip of my life and really point it in the direction I want it to go rather than just swim hard against the current.’
If I’m on holiday, I’m active on the beach, I play tennis, I run, I swim a lot. It’s just about making the workouts fun, I think, and then it doesn’t really feel that bad.
ABC is owned by Disney, so it’s a little more conservative than Adult Swim. Polar opposites.
Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.
I learnt to swim at the age of four or five. My parents took me to a club where you go from learning to swim to competing.
I always wanted to swim the Channel, which is insane.
If I have a Sunday free, I’ll go up the coast and spend some time on the beach. I scuba dive and swim and sail. A lot of the things I like are around the water.
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.
Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife – Agnes – and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore.
Wild Bill Hickok
I swim three times a week.
My favorite way to unwind is to go for a walk with my husband and the dog at the end of the working day, then we go to our local health club for a swim and to sit by the pool and read for a while.
Jacqueline Winspear
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 swim more or less every day.
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
I love to swim in the nude and roam around the house in the nude. You’re just as free as a bird!
Bettie Page
Sometimes you meet people who can't swim. And I always

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 require every Taipei student to swim; if they can’t pass the test they won’t graduate. Why do I do that? Because I think that is very, very important integral part of their education.
Ma Ying-jeou
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.
It’s great to have an honest course where you can use your strength. I swim 10 hours a week, I bike 20 hours a week, and I want to be able to show that.
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.
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 love improvisation. You can’t blame it on the writers. You can’t blame it on direction. You can’t blame it on the camera guy… It’s you. You’re on. You’ve got to do it, and you either sink or swim with what you’ve got.