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81 Motivational Quotes on Swimming (CHAMPION)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes on Swimming

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
Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home. - Michael Phelps
Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home. – Michael Phelps
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
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
I'm just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks. - Don Johnson
I’m just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks. – Don Johnson
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Swimming has its educational value – mental, moral, and physical – in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb.”

Robert Baden-Powell
Swimming is simply moving meditation. - Cesar Nikko Caharian
Swimming is simply moving meditation. – Cesar Nikko Caharian
I’ve swum for my country, I’ve swum for my coaches and my schools and my teams. I decided this time I was going to swim for myself. - Janet Evans
I’ve swum for my country, I’ve swum for my coaches and my schools and my teams. I decided this time I was going to swim for myself. – Janet Evans
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. - Warren Buffett
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked. – Warren Buffett
Swimming gives me immense satisfaction. - Lara Dutta
Swimming gives me immense satisfaction. – Lara Dutta

5 Encouraging Quotes on Swimming To Help You Win

The best swimmers are the ones that almost don’t try the most… It’s just about relaxing and enjoying it. - Cate Campbell
The best swimmers are the ones that almost don’t try the most… It’s just about relaxing and enjoying it. – Cate Campbell
I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming. - Michael Phelps
I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming. – Michael Phelps
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
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
I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them. - Amanda Beard
I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them. – Amanda Beard
Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don’t hurt anyone on the way up. - Dawn Fraser
Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don’t hurt anyone on the way up. – Dawn Fraser

7 Quotes on Swimming that Will Push You To Train Harder

“There are days when I don’t feel motivated and I don’t want to get up to go to practice. I’m a very goal-oriented person, so I set short-term goals and try to reach those goals. And when I have those days, I think about those goals, and it gets me motivated.”

Dara Torres
In training, everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental but in the races, it's 90% mental because there’s very little that separates us physically at the elite level. - Elka Graham
In training, everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental but in the races, it’s 90% mental because there’s very little that separates us physically at the elite level. – Elka Graham
Without goals, training has no direction. - Natalie Coughlin
Without goals, training has no direction. – Natalie Coughlin

“In most sports, they have a physical effect on your performance, in swimming only psychological. If you worry about what your rival is doing, you take your mind off what you are doing and so fail to concentrate on your performance.”

Bachrach
For swimming, we don't really have an offseason. - Jessica Long
For swimming, we don’t really have an offseason. – Jessica Long
I told myself there was no way I was going to let this training go to waste. It was my time, and I was ready to go. - Katie Hoff
I told myself there was no way I was going to let this training go to waste. It was my time, and I was ready to go. – Katie Hoff
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
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

17 Wise Quotes on Swimming that Will Inspire You In Life

“My dad always taught me never to give up in my mind. You can never really beat me. It sounds ridiculous, but I will always come back for you. You can’t beat someone who never gives up. I could lose 100 times to you, but I will always get you. I will die trying. This applies not only to swimming but to my life as well.”

Chad le Clos
Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges. - Amit Ray
Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges. – Amit Ray
When you prepare for something, it's like jumping into cold water, but you're prepared. You jump in. And you start swimming, or if you don't swim, you drown. - Rza
When you prepare for something, it’s like jumping into cold water, but you’re prepared. You jump in. And you start swimming, or if you don’t swim, you drown. – Rza
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
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

“I started swimming when I was four because my brother wanted to join a swim team, and I wanted to do what he did. They said I had to be six, but if I could swim a lap, then I could participate. So I swam a lap, and the rest is history.”

Summer Sanders
Swimming was the opposite of panic attack. Fluid and calm and quiet. - John Corey Whaley
Swimming was the opposite of panic attack. Fluid and calm and quiet. – John Corey Whaley
I was scared of water, so I learnt swimming. - Geeta Phogat
I was scared of water, so I learnt swimming. – Geeta Phogat
This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is. - Dennis Rodman
This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is. – Dennis Rodman
For people who believe that they can't do it, I hope I'm an inspiration to others to get out there and try swimming. You might be pretty good at it. - Simone Manuel
For people who believe that they can’t do it, I hope I’m an inspiration to others to get out there and try swimming. You might be pretty good at it. – Simone Manuel
Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it. - Steve Southerland
Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it. – Steve Southerland
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. - Woodrow Wilson
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. – Woodrow Wilson
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. - William Faulkner
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. – William Faulkner
I can’t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits. - Leisl Jones
I can’t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits. – Leisl Jones
Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit the ground. - Kim Young-ha
Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit the ground. – Kim Young-ha
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. - Thomas Jefferson
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. - W. C. Fields
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. – W. C. Fields
When you retire, you don't get fat and old. C'mon it's like a shark. Sharks never stop swimming; that's when they die. You gotta keep moving. - Reggie Miller
When you retire, you don’t get fat and old. C’mon: it’s like a shark. Sharks never stop swimming; that’s when they die. You gotta keep moving. – Reggie Miller

3 Quotes on Swimming for Winning and Losing

“The most important lesson I’ve learned from sports is how to be not only a gracious winner but a good loser as well. Not everyone wins all the time, as a matter of fact, no one wins all the time. Winning is the easy part, losing is really tough. But, you learn more from one loss than you do from a million wins. You learn a lot about sportsmanship.”

Amy Van Dyken
Swimming isn't everything, winning is. - Mark Spitz
Swimming isn’t everything, winning is. – Mark Spitz
For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I’ve been in. - Ian Thorpe
For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I’ve been in. – Ian Thorpe

9 Quotes on Swimming that Will Remind You To Be Happy

“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
As long as I'm enjoying swimming, I will keep swimming. - Cate Campbell
As long as I’m enjoying swimming, I will keep swimming. – Cate Campbell
A huge part of swimming for me is I love it, and it is so much fun. - Missy Franklin
A huge part of swimming for me is I love it, and it is so much fun. – Missy Franklin
Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly. - Ian Thorpe
Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly. – Ian Thorpe

“We shall not be happy unless we live like good animals, unless we enjoy the exercise of the ordinary functions of life: eating, sleeping, loving, walking, running, swimming, riding, sailing.”

William Morris
I was so relaxed in the water, it felt amazing. - Pieter van den Hoogenband
I was so relaxed in the water, it felt amazing. – Pieter van den Hoogenband
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
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

“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

“I’ve just been enjoying the training a bit more. I’ve put too much pressure on myself in the past. Just relax and let it come. I just went out there to have a bit of fun tonight.”

Sophie Edington

5 Quotes on Swimming that Inspires Good Health

“There’s a great metaphor that one of my doctors uses: If a fish is swimming in a dirty tank and it gets sick, do you take it to the vet and amputate the fin? No, you clean the water. So, I cleaned up my system. By eating organic raw greens, nuts and healthy fats, I am flooding my body with enzymes, vitamins and oxygen.”

Kris Carr
Even something light, such as walking, jogging, cycling or swimming, and staying away from junk food is good enough to keep you healthy. - Diana Penty
Even something light, such as walking, jogging, cycling or swimming, and staying away from junk food is good enough to keep you healthy. – Diana Penty
I have stayed active. I do keep moving. But I should start swimming more. Great exercise. - Marv Levy
I have stayed active. I do keep moving. But I should start swimming more. Great exercise. – Marv Levy

“I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job better.”

Xi Jinping

“Just do some kind of workout. Doesn’t matter if it’s going for a walk around the block, going for a jog, doing some calisthenics, lifting weights, going to a pool and swimming – you name it. But do something that gets your blood flowing and gets your mind in the game.”

Jocko Willink

2 Quotes on Swimming and the Outdoors

I love to exercise outside in the fresh air and sun hiking, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, and jogging. - Colbie Caillat
I love to exercise outside in the fresh air and sun: hiking, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, and jogging. – Colbie Caillat
I love being outdoors - hiking, biking, and swimming. - Lea Michele
I love being outdoors – hiking, biking, and swimming. – Lea Michele

6 Funny Quotes on Swimming

I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming. - Jimmy Carter
I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming. – Jimmy Carter
Take off your wedding ring prior to swimming! - Gad Saad
Take off your wedding ring prior to swimming! – Gad Saad
Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales - Charles Saatchi
Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales? – Charles Saatchi
Water for me is so essential, like swimming. - Nastassja Kinski
Water for me is so essential, like swimming. – Nastassja Kinski
I’m so used to swimming with the piranhas. And they’re really not that bad. - Brie Larson
I’m so used to swimming with the piranhas. And they’re really not that bad. – Brie Larson
I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim. - Frida Kahlo
I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim. – Frida Kahlo

17 Quotes on Swimming That Will Make You Think

“I grew up in Shropshire, but I was born in Wales. There was a hospital seven miles away, but my dad drove 45 miles over the Welsh border so I could play rugby for Wales. But as a skinny asthmatic, I was only ever good at swimming.”

Greg Davies
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
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
The doctors told me my hearing would get worse if I continued swimming, but I loved the water so much, I just couldn't stop. - Gertrude Ederle
The doctors told me my hearing would get worse if I continued swimming, but I loved the water so much, I just couldn’t stop. – Gertrude Ederle

“I believe that the majority of times the scale tilts toward the good. It’s this amazing thing that rolls on and if we get in the flow of it, that’s God. And if we fight it, if we swim the other way, we’re swimming away from the purest expression of this life.”

Michael J. Fox
Michael Phelps wouldn't have been on the Wheaties box if I stuck with swimming. I've been swimming since I was a little kid. I still swim. I'm the best. - Marshawn Lynch
Michael Phelps wouldn’t have been on the Wheaties box if I stuck with swimming. I’ve been swimming since I was a little kid. I still swim. I’m the best. – Marshawn Lynch
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I love going to the beach and swimming in the ocean. I think it’s so relaxing. It’s also a great form of active recovery. It’s perfect for those rest days when you still want to move a little bit.”

Eugenie Bouchard
While I’m swimming, I sing songs in my mind. - Alexandr Popov
While I’m swimming, I sing songs in my mind. – Alexandr Popov
I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick. - Boris Johnson
I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick. – Boris Johnson
I actually love swimming but I just hate jumping in the water. - Natalie Coughlin
I actually love swimming but I just hate jumping in the water. – Natalie Coughlin

“Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. It’s ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don’t wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours – the loneness of the long distance runner.”

Diana Nyad
I've always been more comfortable sinking while clutching a good theory than swimming with an ugly fact. - David Mamet
I’ve always been more comfortable sinking while clutching a good theory than swimming with an ugly fact. – David Mamet
It's cool just because I've had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it's finally happening. - Michael Phelps
It’s cool just because I’ve had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it’s finally happening. – Michael Phelps

“Sure, I’ve felt racism. I think everybody has prejudice. When I was growing up, the dark Mexican kids weren’t allowed in the public swimming pool in Dallas. My light-skinned friend got in, and he laughed at us. It didn’t seem like a big deal, because we didn’t know any different. So I never ran into anything that actually scarred me.”

Lee Trevino
Swimming is my passion and something that I love. - Natalie du Toit
Swimming is my passion and something that I love. – Natalie du Toit

“I did swimming, gymnastics, dance, and the acting was just a small part. I didn’t have pushy parents; it wasn’t forced upon me. They just said, ‘See if you like it. If you do, great; if you don’t, don’t worry about it.’ I was really fortunate to have that guidance and supportive parents.”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“We play a lot of Nintendo games, a lot of Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, a few different card games, really just stuff so we can stay loose and get your mind off of swimming before going into the meet with full focus.”

Caeleb Dressel

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