swam vs swum : Common Errors in English

About swam vs swum

The regular past tense of “swim” is “swam”: “I swam to the island.” However, when the word is preceded by a helping verb, it changes to “swum”: “I’ve swum to the island every day.” The “’ve” stands for “have,” a helping verb.

swam Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of swimming
  • (v) travel through water
  • (v) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
  • (v) be dizzy or giddy
  • (v) be covered with or submerged in a liquid
  • (v) move as if gliding through water

swum Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of swimming
  • (v) travel through water
  • (v) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
  • (v) be dizzy or giddy
  • (v) be covered with or submerged in a liquid
  • (v) move as if gliding through water

swam in News

  1. 90-year-old Maine lobsterman not put off by boat sinking

    LONG POINT, Maine, June 12 (UPI) -- A 90-year-old Maine man who jumped from his sinking lobster boat and swam to a small island said he plans to soon be back out on the water.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: UPI

  2. Local man rescued after his boat sinks

    BY BETH BROGAN Bangor Daily News HARPSWELL A 90-year-old Great Island man swam from his sinking lobster boat to a small island Friday night before being rescued by his son-in-law. Phillip Tuttle was home Monday afternoon recovering from cuts and scrapes suffered in the ordeal, according to his daughter-in-law Verian Tuttle. “He’s a pretty stubborn, feisty Mainer,” she said Monday. read more
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Times Record

  3. Sharon: A probing query from a favored pen pal

    The Colonel swam naked. His name is Bill Kogerman, retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel. He lives in Laguna Hills, where his wife, Barbara, is the mayor, and he is the head cheerleader. When I receive his letters, I feel like saluting. He's...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Saddleback Valley News

swum in News

  1. MJCC Summer Quadrathon Swim Meet

    This meet is held under sanction of USA Swimming and Connecticut Swimming. It is open to all USA Swimming athletes and clubs. The meet will be swum as timed finals. All athletes must be current athlete members of USA Swimming. Each swimmer may be enter a maximum of 4 events. Electronic entries: $8.00 for individual events. Manual entries: $12.00 for individual events. Entry deadline is May 30 ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. OMNI June Meet Age Group Qualifier

    This meet is held under sanction of USA Swimming and Connecticut Swimming and open to all USA Swimming athletes and clubs. The meet will be swum as Timed-final. All athletes must be current athlete members of USA Swimming. Electronic entry fee is $6. Manual entries: $20. Entry deadline is May 31, 2013. The meet will not be scored. Awards will not be presented. This meet is held under sanction of ...
    on June 6, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. SoNoCo LC Age Group Qualifier

    This meet is hosted by SoNoCo Swim Club, held under sanction of USA Swimming and Connecticut Swimming and open to all USA Swimming athletes and clubs. The meet will be swum as timed-finals. All athletes must be current athlete members of USA Swimming. Electronic entries: $7 for individual event. Manual entries: $8 for individual events. Deck entries will not be accepted. Entry deadline is June 4 ...
    on June 6, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

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