Swimming Quotes To Inspire You

“Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it not to die.” – Demetri Martin

Motivational Swimming Quotes

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  1. “If you want to be the best, you have to be willing to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.” – Michael Phelps

2. “I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them.” – Amanda Beard

3. “The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.” –  Woodrow Wilson

4. “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

5. “Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.” –  Amit Ray

6. “Swimming is simply moving meditation.” –  Cesar Nikko Caharian

7. “Good swimmers didn’t depend on swimming rings. They made use of their guts!” – Michael Bassey Johnson

8. “A person with chronic fatigue should go swimming daily, preferably in a cool outdoor pool.” –  Steven Magee

9. “I’ve been in the water so much these past few days, I swear I’m growing fins & scales.” – April Mae Monterrosa

10. “You are always racing against the other swimmers, but I always try to just focus on what I’m doing and how I want to swim my races.” – Katie Ledecky

Inspirational Swimming Quotes

11. “Feel your way through the water. Don’t fight it.” – Mark Young

12. “I would dive off the ten meter diving board at the swimming pool and it really hurts when you hit the water from that height!” –  Steven Magee

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

14. “I was swimming with the turd sharks in an ocean made of piss” – Sam Cheever

15. “Sometimes I make bird sounds while I swim. And sometimes I make duck soup.” – Jarod Kintz

16. “I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.” – Michael Phelps

17. “Everyone in my life taught me to swim in the ocean of myself.” – Sara Wolf

18. “The water doesn’t know how old you are.” – Dara Torres

19. “Swimmers provide much healthier role models for teenagers than the catwalk.” – Clare Balding.

20. “Swimming is one of the hardest sports.” – Stephanie Rice

Short Swimming Quotes

21. “There’s an old adage: the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming.” – Frederick Weisel

22. “I always tell people, I’m a better swimmer because I’m a mom and a better mom because I’m swimmer.” – Amanda Beard

23. “He took it out like a sprinter, and brought it home like a distance swimmer.” – Jennifer Lane

24. “Just because you can clap your buttocks in a basin, does not mean that you are a great swimmer.” –  Klassikan Proverb

25. “Everybody loves duck-soup-flavored ice cream. 10,000 hours of swimming go into each scoop!” –  Jarod Kintz

26. “The best swimmers are the ones that almost don’t try the most… It’s just about relaxing and enjoying it.” – Cate Campbell

27. “Life is like an Ocean! You either swim to stay on the top, or do nothing and sink to the bottom!” – Alex Haditaghi

28. ”It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.” – Florent Manaudou 

29. “I hate swimming. Swimming Is horrible. It is the only activity that I can think of that is exhausting, boring, and life-threatening all at the same time.” –  Michael Ian Black

30. I swam the race like I trained to swim it. It is not mathematical. I just let my body do it. It is a lot easier if you let your body do what it is trained for. – Ian Thorpe

31. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “Swimming is an art form, and nobody PaintSculpts using flowing fluid better than ducks. Not even Michael Phelps splashing around in a pool of absinthe would be more artistic.” –  Jarod Kintz

33. “You can not measure the depth of the sea by swimming in a pool.” – M.Rehan Behleem

34. “Enjoy swimming for swimming’s sake. We have to spend far too much time in the water to not enjoy the process of challenging yourself of moving through the water.” – Jeff Rouse

35. “Swimmers do not get a lot of telly time so you are not dealing with a lot of egos.” – Helen Skelton                                        

36. “When you are learning swimming, try to swim like a fish! Target the best so that you can always easily reach good and better!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

37. “I come to practice every day with the mindset that I am there to get better.” – Caeleb Dressel 

38. “Swimming is my passion and something that I love.” – Natalie du Toit

39. “A huge part of swimming for me is I love it, and it is so much fun.” – Missy Franklin

40. “My whole swimming career was about training to beat Michael Phelps in any race I possibly could.” – Chad le Clos

41. “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

42. “I can’t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits.” – Leisl Jones

43. “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.” – Summer Sanders

44. “Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it to not die. And when I’m swimming, sometimes I’m not sure which one it is.” – Demetri Martin

45. “Swimming took up so much of my faculties, and for so long, I was willing to give it everything.” – Aaron Peirsol

46. “Believe in yourself, not only in swimming but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. Life’s too short.” – Debbie Meyer

47. “It’s unbelievable I’m swimming so fast. I went in with no expectations. I just went out hoping to get a personal best. I went out there with a smile, just to have fun and see what would happen.” – Jade Edmistone 

48. “The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.” – Woodrow Wilson

49. “Sunday morning is time to slob around and perhaps go swimming.” – John Torode

50. “Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports.” – Diana Nyad

51. “Swimming is my passion and something that I love.” – Natalie du Toit

52. “All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

53. “Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it not to die.” – Demetri Martin

54. “Into the day as by dream I swim, To the music of nourished meaning.” – Dejan Stojanovic

55. “Swimmers provide much healthier role models for teenagers than the catwalk.” – Clare Balding

Swimming is a way of life, not just a sport. From the graceful strokes slicing through the water to the exhilarating sense of weightlessness, swimming holds a special place in our hearts. There is no denying the beauty and strength of this age-old activity, regardless of whether you are an accomplished athlete, a recreational swimmer, or simply someone who enjoys the peace and quiet of the water.

These quotes  serve as a reminder of the many advantages and pleasures swimming brings to our lives in addition to capturing the essence of swimming. This selection of quotes can provide you with motivation to beat a personal best, a new outlook on difficulties, or just a little bit of swimming-related inspiration.

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