The week before that, a pair of teenage boys were found at the bottom of a swimming pool in Iowa.
It was an idyllic place, where we did a lot of sailing and swimming.
In the millennia since swimming has been embedded in our culture, astounding claims have been made for its benefits.
Dating habits, swimming routine, and more things we learned about the world's fastest swimmer from his E!
He'll be swimming live for the cameras as long as the National Zoo's pandas are sleeping in the shadows.
The larva only exhibits slow movements, and is not capable of swimming about.
Mr. Dill mumbled as he swung his arms in the gesture of swimming.
Whether he had tried to escape by swimming, or had intentionally ended his life, nobody knew.
He is swimming across the river, about three boats' lengths from us.
And as for swimming in strange water, never do it without learning all you can about the conditions.
Old English swimman "to move in or on the water, float" (class III strong verb; past tense swamm, past participle swummen), from Proto-Germanic *swemjanan (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German swimman, Old Norse svimma, Dutch zwemmen, German schwimmen), from PIE root *swem- "to be in motion."
The root is sometimes said to be restricted to Germanic, but possible cognates are Welsh chwyf "motion," Old Irish do-sennaim "I hunt," Lithuanian sundyti "to chase." For the usual Indo-European word, see natatorium. Sense of "reel or move unsteadily" first recorded 1670s; of the head or brain, from 1702. Figurative phrase sink or swim is attested from mid-15c., often with reference to ordeals of suspected witches.
1540s, "the clear part of any liquid" (above the sediment), from swim (v.). Meaning "part of a river or stream frequented by fish" (and hence fishermen) is from 1828, and is probably the source of the figurative meaning "the current of the latest affairs or events" (1869).
To perform well; succeed; fly: I didn't think the Harptones quite swam last time I saw them
[1970s+; perhaps fr sink or swim]