Swimming Quotes
Use These 20 Sayings To Go With The Flow

There are some incredibly funny swimming quotes out there :-)

I'm enjoy swimming myself as often as I can and couldn't resist putting together a list of my best 20 quotes, sayings and proverbs.

Swimming can be used as an extremely powerful metaphor for life and all the terminology of water, flow and stream will just let your imagine begin to flow.


Swimming Quotes 1 - 10

Quote – 1

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

– Thomas Jefferson

Quote – 2

"Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream."

– W. C. Fields

Quote – 3

"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

Quote – 4

"I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling."

– Frida Kahlo

Quote – 5

"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

Quote – 6

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote – 7

"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."

– Woodrow T. Wilson

Quote – 8

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

– Unknown Author

Quote – 9

"Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it."

– Unknown Author

Quote – 10

"Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim."

– James A. Garfield

Swimming Quotes 11 - 20

Quote – 11

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

– Lyndon B. Johnson

Quote – 12

"It's a good idea to begin at the bottom in everything except in learning to swim."

- Unknown Author

Quote – 13

"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

Quote – 14

"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

Quote – 15

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

- Unknown Author

Quote – 16

"Nobel prize money is a life-belt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety."

- George Bernard Shaw

Quote – 17

"H2O: two parts Heart and one part Obsession."

- Unknown Author

Quote – 18

"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."

- Heidi Klum

Quote – 19

"Swimming: From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it."

- Unknown Author

Quote – 20

"When the earth floods from global warming, the swimmers will rule the world."

- Unknown Author

And here finally I want to give you a short little rule about swimming

Quote – 21

"When left unattended, a swimmer will gravitate to the worst technique possible."

- Law of Competitive Gravity

The first one, by Thomas Jefferson, is a personal favorite of mine. So elegantly, he manages to express two fundamental ways of acting in life.

If you have any more suggestions of swimming quotes that you think should be up here, just post a comment :-)

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Thanks for reading! By Matthew M. McEwan

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