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36 Inspirational Quotes About Swimming

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Swimming is pretty cool when you think about it.

Fish are born swimming around, but if humans aren’t taught how to swim (with floatation devices installed), we’ll simply sink to the bottom.

Despite this natural set back, we love to swim. Whether you’re on a competitive swim team, or you’re just going for a dip in the ocean, here are some quotes that will inspire you to go get wet.

The water doesn’t know how old you are. Dara Torres

Swimming is simply moving meditation. Cesar Nikko Caharian

When we’re in the water, we’re not in this world. Gertrude Ederle


You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. Michael Phelps

Just keep swimming. Finding Nemo

H2O: two parts Heart and one part Obsession. Unknown

I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything. Michael Phelps

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. Alan Watts

Veni. Natavi. Vicci. (I came. I swam. I conquered.) Unknown

Persistence can change failure into an extraordinary achievement. Matt Biondi

I Swam my brains out

Into the day as by dream I swim / To the music of nourished meaning. Dejan Stojanovic

The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move. Aleksandr Popov

I always wanted to be Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up. I can’t fly, but swimming is the next best thing. It’s harmony and balance. The water is my sky. Clayton Jones

If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you. Bruce Lee

I don’t come from the sea but I live in the water. Unknown

Chlorine is my perfume. Unknown

I ache to swim again. Walking’s for mammals. Shaun Hick

Perhaps swimming was dancing. A picture quote.

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

Enjoy swimming for swimming sake. We have to spend far too much time in the water to not enjoy the process of challenging yourself when moving through the water Jeff Rouse

Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers. He talked about swimming as if it were a way of life. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

While I’m swimming, I sing songs in my mind. Aleksandr Popov

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. Abraham Maslow

Swim now. Breathe later. Unknown

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked. Warren Buffett

The key to success―keep swimming. Even when they tap you on the shoulder to say the pool has been drained, just keep swimming. Richelle E. Goodrich

Home is where the pool is.

When the ice caps melt, swimmers will rule the world. Unknown

Don’t wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it. Unknown

Real Athletes swim, the rest play games. Anonymous

Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home. Michael Phelps

We swim because we are too sexy for a sport that requires clothes. Unknown

I once met Michael Phelps. Our encounter went swimmingly. Jarod Kintz

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