the act of a person or thing that swims.
the skill or technique of a person who swims.
the sport of swimming.
pertaining to, characterized by, or capable of swimming.
used in or for swimming: swimming trunks.
immersed in or overflowing with water or some other liquid.
dizzy or giddy: a swimming head.
- swim·ming·ness, noun
- non·swim·ming, adjective
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How to use swimming in a sentence
Depending on your skill level, riding a SUP in the whitewater may turn out to be half paddling and half swimming, so in terms of keeping cool, it was worth bringing along.The Gear You Need to Bring on a 225-Mile River Trip | Mitch Breton | September 6, 2020 | Outside Online
For example, if you’re a hot tub retailer some of your best links would come from local businesses that sell swimming pools.Guide: How to structure a local SEO strategy for your business | Christian Carere | August 6, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Using automated tracking of swimming sperm and mathematical analyses of position data, Gadêlha and colleagues broke sperm tail movement down into two components.Human sperm don’t swim the way that anyone had thought | Jack J. Lee | July 31, 2020 | Science News
It’s like someone swimming using just one side of the body, Gadêlha says.Human sperm don’t swim the way that anyone had thought | Jack J. Lee | July 31, 2020 | Science News
Earth’s atmosphere refracts radio waves that pass through it, so LOFAR views the cosmos as if from the bottom of a swimming pool.The Hidden Magnetic Universe Begins to Come Into View | Natalie Wolchover | July 2, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Marvin takes off his T-shirt and dives into his swimming pool.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just who is crazy enough to go swimming when the pond across the street has a layer of ice across the top?Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists | James Joiner | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Obviously, Dominic West can carry on swimming as much as he likes.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale | Tim Teeman | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His swimming led him back to meet the woman he had gently smiled at in the first episode.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale | Tim Teeman | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the three, Ralph Goodwin, is said to have drowned while swimming at a beach outside Havana.
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
She spent much of her time in the water since she had acquired finally the art of swimming.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Charles Lamb once, while riding in company with a lady, descried a party denuded for swimming a little way off.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
"I wonder if we couldn't fix up a regular swimming pool," he said, half to himself.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
My guide caught hold of me by the hand whenever we passed a dangerous spot, and dragged me, often half swimming, after him.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer