50 Swimming Quotes – Funny, Inspirational & Motivational

Inspirational and motivational saying or quotes from the experts in a particular game is golden words that are said by experts with exceptional qualities.

Swimming is no exception to that rule, there are so many great swimmers around the world have said golden words that not only motivate the new and old swimmers but also they are shared and used for fun and entertainment.

There are times when, even a well know players, get tired and fell like get out of the swimming pool, needs some enthusiasm and energy to complete their training! An inspirational quote plays that role in motivating a swimmer!

Here is a list of 50+ swimming quotes to fire you up for your next practice. Enjoy these swimming quotes and get going in water with fresh energy.

Best Quotes for Swimmers


Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.Jerry Saltz


I want people to see the passion I have for swimming and become more involved in the sport.Ryan Lochte


My preference is swimming in the sea. I find the sea is more liberating, wild and good fun rather than plodding up and down a pool.Jo Brand


Enjoy swimming for swimming’s 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


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.Alexander Popov


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.


I can’t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits.Leisel Jones


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


I was so surprised. Then again, I was so relaxed in the water, it felt amazing.Pieter van den Hoogenband


On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. – I can’t really do the running on hard ground that I used to do. Instead I go swimming as often as possible.


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


I try and just relax and reflect on all the work I’ve done in the past season. That’s one of the most important things, remembering your goals and how to swim your races. It’s also important to get your mind off racing before you race sometimes.Ian Crocker


I like to get in my own world. When I’m getting ready for a meet, I always have headphones on, listening to rap music to get myself fired up.Michael Phelps


It’s easy to forget when you’re an elite athlete that everyone else gets nervous as well. Even the best people in the world, at whatever they do, they’re still nervous.Leisel Jones


I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.Michael Phelps


I am not going to allow myself not to perform well just because I don’t feel well. I am bulletproof to the extent that a lot of things can be thrown at me, but it’s about how much I am prepared to let them affect me.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


I’ve always been fortunate in that I’ve been able to put myself in my own zone and relax. It comes naturally. I’m lucky to be that way.Michael Phelps


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


I’m really quite exhausted at the moment, but you never know, you are always surprised at what you can find sometimes, and maybe I will find something deep within to find the desire to swim fast.Leisel Jones


I enjoyed every bit of my swimming career. I think that’s the most important advice — to enjoy what you do.Summer Sanders


I know I’ve made huge gains in my confidence, and knowing more about my racing and myself as a person. That has made me a better athlete.Libby Lenton


If you’re not on your ‘A’ game in our workouts every day, you’re going to get absolutely smoked.Michael Phelps


Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.Benjamin Franklin


Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort, nobody can judge effort. Because effort is between you and you. Effort ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else.Ray Lewis


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


A huge part of swimming for me is I love it, and it is so much fun.Missy Franklin


Tonight was not about winning, it was about focusing on myself and what I was aiming to do. It’s the reason why I was able to swim so well.Libby Lenton


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


Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.Michael Phelps


I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve.Xavier Cugat


She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there.Julia Gregson


The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.Woodrow Wilson


Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers. He talked about swimming as if it were a way of life.Benjamin Alire Saenz


The Darkling just stared out into the waves. I considered shoving him over the railing. Sure, he was hundreds of years old, but could he swim.Leigh Bardugo


When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.Jay Woodman


The water doesn’t know how old you are.Dara Torres


He wondered what kind of life it would be, having to keep swimming all the time to stay exactly in the same place. Pretty similar to his own, he decided.Terry Pratchett


Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.Amit Ray


Dreams do come true…never stop believing.Josh Davis


We jumped into water so clear and warm that it was like jumping from air to air. The sand rose up under us and we floated to where it met the sea and walked out of the water like creatures in an act of evolution.Elisabeth Eaves


There’s an old adage: the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming.Frederick Weisel


Our wings serve as flippers that carry us across the ocean; not in the sky! Why, us penguins have so much fun time in the water, we don’t even want to fly.Jasmine Jean


Into the day as by dream I swim. To the music of nourished meaning.Dejan Stojanovic


A dream without an action is like a fish without gills. It can’t survive.IsraelmoreAyivor


People who swim very well in troubled waters are respected and celebrated than those who swim excellently in calm waters.IsraelmoreAyivor


If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it’s a disappointment. But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I’m going to be happy.Michael Phelps


It’s about winning at the Olympic Games, it’s about trying to win. The motto is faster, higher, stronger, not fastest, highest, strongest. Sometimes it’s the trying that matters.Bronte Barratt


I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.Michael Phelps

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