Her mother, now a swim teacher at the YMCA and her father, still a jazz guitarist, began pitching in.
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I want to sink or swim on my own and not use water wings to get through the world.
Karate lasted about a week and the swim team didn't last past the first lap.
The mother was scheduled to take her 3-year-old to swim class.
Sim could not swim, and he began to flop about in the wildest and most unreasonable manner.
He was not fair to Vavasor; he never asked if he could swim.
Another half-hour, and—unless help arrived—every passenger must swim for it.
But indeed Vavasor could swim, well enough, only he did not see the necessity for it.
But he was tired after his swim, and his wool was heavy with water.
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).