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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the water; I love to 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.
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.
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.
In this game, you’re on your own. You either sink or swim.
I write and walk and swim and drink.
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 cant swim underwater. I am claustrophobic and I am scared of creepy crawlies.
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.
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 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.
I feel a strong connection to water, so, no matter the time of year, I always go for a swim.
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.
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 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.
‘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.
I swim almost every day, a thousand meters.
I think you have to be weird to swim breaststroke.
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.
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 usually go to the swimming pool if I want to swim.
I do pool exercises, like weightlifting but underwater. I walk, I swim… I’m pretty fit for an old bloke.
I like to swim. Love a swim, any time I can do that is a good thing.
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.
I never really understood why guys wear boxers underneath swim trunks.
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.
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.
I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them.
The ideology of consumption is so prevalent that it has become invisible: it is the plastic soup in which we swim.
They always say start at the bottom if you want to learn something. But suppose you want to learn to swim?
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.
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.
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.
Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 made a name for myself as someone who is determined to swim against the stream if it’s dirty.
I swim a lot. I swim most days.
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.
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 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.
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.
I had a lot of ear infections when I was younger, so I didn’t learn to swim until I was about 14.
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.
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.
I try to go to the gym three times a week, and I swim, too.
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.
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.’
I grew up by the Mississippi River, and I would swim in that as a kid.
I go to the gym, I swim daily and from time to time I meet with friends and do extra-curricular stuff.
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.
I thought I could, and thought I would, swim a lot quicker – much quicker.
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.’
I swim for myself. I love it, I have fun, and just representing my country is the greatest honor I could ever have.
I swim every other day. That’s my exercise.
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.
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.
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.
I swim like a fish and I have an amazing kick.
It’s always nerve-wracking when you’re hosting ‘Saturday Night Live.’ You either sink or swim.
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.
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.
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.
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 swim three times a week.
I swim more or less every day.
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
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.
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.