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  • n  the act of swimming
    it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool
  • v  travel through water
    We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore
    a big fish was swimming in the tank
  • v  be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
  • v  be dizzy or giddy
    my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne
  • v  be covered with or submerged in a liquid
    the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy
  • v  move as if gliding through water
    this snake swims through the soil where it lives

  • Avoid swimming between sandbars, near steep drop-offs, near channels or at river mouths where sharks are found.
  • Australia's swimming-crazy fans screamed for gold and generously applauded the achievements of swimmers from all countries.
  • In 2007, Slovenian Martin Strel became the first person to swim the Amazon River all 3,300 miles of it an odyssey saw him battling parasites, pirhanas and man-hungry .
News & Articles

  • Swim meet evokes images of summertime
    Tuesday, I covered a swim meet between Farmington and Brynwood that took me back to my childhood somewhat. Not because I was ever a competitive swimmer, but I spent a good portion of my summers hanging out at our local pool when I was growing up.
    June 16, 2013 - Peninsula Clarion
  • Tonawanda swim passes to go on sale
    Swim passes for the six Town of Tonawanda pools will go on sale starting Monday, June 17th.
    June 16, 2013 - WIVB Buffalo
  • Swim meet memorial celebrates milestone
    The Pete Johnston Invitational Swim Meet celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday.
    June 15, 2013 - WANE-TV Fort Wayne

  • Michael Phelps in Independent
    Phelps said: "Theoretically that was a pretty good swim for me. Three tenths off my best time after taking sixth months off. I'm not happy but I know I didn't train much this year. For right now, I'll take it. But I'm not pleased."
  • Johnny Depp in Straits Times
    Depp, who has two children with French actress Vanessa Paradis, said: "You can feed hot dogs to the nurse sharks in the Exumas (the Bahamas Out Islands) - but it's best to not swim when doing it!"
  • Fabio Capello in BusinessWeek
    We have prepared everything perfectly for the players, they can swim, go to the gym and train,Capello told the BBC. "The players are free and can go where they want. Everything is more or less perfect."

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