Swimming Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old swimming quotes, swimming sayings, and swimming proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them. Amanda Beard
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 Alexandr Popov
Enjoy swimming for swimmings sake. We have to spend far too much time in the water to not enjoy the process challenging yourself of moving through the water Jeff Rouse
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
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. Woodrow T. Wilson
It's a good idea to begin at the bottom in everything except in learning to swim. Unkown
Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. Diana Nyad
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal. Robert Collier
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
Swimming: From the outside looking in, you can t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can t explain it. Unkown
It's been told that swimming is a wimp sport, but I don't see it. We don't get timeouts, in the middle of a race we can't stop and catch our breath, we can't roll on our stomachs and lie there, and we can't ask for a substitution. Dusty Hicks
No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim. Russian Proverb
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. W. C. Fields
Breaststroke is an athletic event; butterfly is a political statement. Paul Tsongas
She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you're swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water's deeper than you think and there's nothing there Julia Gregson
The water doesn't know how old you are. Dara Torres
There's an old adage: the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming. Frederick Weisel
Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence, gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home. Esther Williams
Swimming - what real men do while boys play football. Unkown
Swimming is more than a once-every-four-years sport. My goal is to bring attention to swimming - to give it some personality. Michael Phelps
This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is. Dennis Rodman
Swimming isn't everything, winning is. Mark Spitz
Nobody cared about swimming. You could draw a crowd for basketball. Merlin Olsen
I love to swim for miles; I could just go back and forth. Jill Clayburgh
If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one. Tea Leoni
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. Malcolm Muggeridge
If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile. Mark Twain
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. Warren Buffett
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. W. C. Fields
Let us swim together in the ocean of our being. Jonathan Lockwood Huie