Swimming Proverbs

Sayings about Swimming

High climbers and deep swimmers never grow old. ~ German Proverbs

To swim and swim more, and be drowned on shore. ~ Spanish Proverbs

As soon as stones can swim, leaves will sink. ~ Japanese Proverbs

The dog learns to swim when the water reaches his ears. ~ Russian Proverb

Teach an eagle to fly, a dolphin to swim. ~ Latin Proverbs

No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim. ~ Russian Proverb

The world is a round gulf, and he who cannot swim must go to the bottom. ~ Spanish Proverb

One cannot learn to swim in a field. ~ Spanish Proverb

The secret in swimming is to know how to take care of your clothes. ~ Spanish Proverb

It is too late to learn to swim when the water is up to your lips. ~ Danish Proverbs

A mule can swim seven different strokes but the moment he sees the water he forgets them all. ~ Armenian Proverbs

Either you sink or you swim. ~ Traditional Proverb

As long as the fish swims in the water, don’t light up the grill. ~ Russian Proverb

Don’t drown the man who taught you to swim. ~ English Proverb

Only in water can you learn to swim. ~ Czechoslovakian Proverb

If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim. ~ Swahili Proverb

It is good to swim near a boat. ~ German Proverb

Fish must swim three times: once in the water, a second time in the sauce, and a third time in wine in the stomach. ~ French Proverb

It is easy to swim, when another holds up your head. ~ Danish Proverb

The young goose is a good swimmer. ~ Arabian Proverb

No man can swim ashore and carry his baggage with him. ~ Latin Proverb

Swim on and don’t trust. ~ French Proverb

Don’t sell the fish that is still swimming in the ocean. ~ Turkish Proverb

When wine sinks, words swim. ~ Italian Proverb

It is hard to swim against the current. ~ Dutch Proverb

Deep swimmers and high climbers usually don’t die in their beds. ~ Dutch Proverb

Quotations about Swimming

We swim because we are too sexy for a sport that requires clothes. ~ Author Unknown

When the earth floods from global warming, the swimmers will rule the world. ~ Author Unknown

Mainly, I like to have fun. Swimming is all about having fun, and I am firm believer that you should keep swimming as long as you are having fun, but I can say that it becomes much more fun as you get older and learn more about the sport, life, and especially more about yourself. ~ Scott Goldblatt

Each person has his own safe place – running, painting, swimming, fishing, weaving, gardening. The activity itself is less important than the act of drawing on your own resources. ~ Barbara Gordon

The only recorded instance in history of a rat swimming towards a sinking ship. ~ Winston Churchill

Swimming isn’t everything, winning is. ~ Mark Spitz

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thinking about swimming isn’t much like actually getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away. ~ Barbara Sher

Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly. ~ Ian Thorpe

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top. ~ Francis Beaumont

Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do. ~ John Oates

He who burns his bridges better be a damn good swimmer. ~ Author Unknown

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

Enjoy swimming for swimmings sake. We have to spend far too much time in the water to not enjoy the process challenging yourself of moving through the water. ~ Jeff Rouse

If you go parachuting, and your parachute doesn’t open, and you friends are all watching you fall, I think a funny gag would be to pretend you were swimming. ~ Jack Handy

Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, he calms the sailor. And sometimes he makes us swim. ~ Author Unknown

Water for me is so essential, like swimming. ~ Nastassja Kinski

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

In the world who knowes not to swimme, goes to the bottome. ~ George Herbert

We cross the stream of life at different places. Some wade through the shallows in a drought, others have to swim across deep waters in a storm. ~ Charles Edward Jerningham

When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim. ~ Tom Cruise

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

To me, the sea is like a person — like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there. ~ Gertrude Ederle

Swimming – what real men do while boys play football. ~ Author Unknown

People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground. ~ Marcel Proust

Don’t wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it. ~ Author Unknown

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. ~ W. C. Fields

England always seems to me like a man swimming with his clothes on his head. ~ Henry James

Good swimmers at length are drowned. ~ George Herbert

On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~ Thomas Jefferson

If the world was flat I’d probably swim off it. ~ Author Unknown

Isn’t having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool? ~ Author Unknown

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

Religion is like holding on to a rock in the middle of a raging river; faith is learning how to swim. ~ Author Unknown

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

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

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

I always wanted to be Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up. I can’t fly, but swimming is the next best thing. It’s harmony and balance. The water is my sky. ~ Clayton Jones

Survival is the ability to swim in strange water. ~ Frank Herbert

One can read all one wants, and spend eternities in front of a blackboard with a tutor, but one is not going to learn to swim until one gets in the water. ~ David Mamet

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do. ~ Author Unknown

The person who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. ~ Woodrow T. Wilson

While I’m swimming, I sing songs in my mind. ~ Alexandr Popov

Eat, sleep and swim. That’s all I can do. ~ Michael Phelps

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked. ~ Warren Buffett

Swimming is one of the hardest sports. ~ Stephanie Rice

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

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 H. Maslow

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it! ~ Jonathan Winters

Never offer to teach a fish to swim. ~ Author Unknown

Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and heart to this vote. ~ Daniel Webster

Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned. ~ Boris Sokoloff