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How well does a swimmer swim when they are irritated, I wondered, and how differently does one swim when one is in love?
Christina was an A student; she was a dancer; she was a gymnast; she was a swimmer.
Speedman was raised in Toronto, where he trained in high school to be an Olympic swimmer.
The swimmer took home the gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay, earning him his 19th trip to the medal podium.
But every ounce tells heavily on a swimmer, and Frank gave a gasp of relief as at last his feet touched the ground.
Suddenly they are called upon to care for the work of the swimmer.
When the twilight shadows deepened, the swimmer would speed far ahead of the accompanying canoe.
He was the best runner and swimmer in the parish, and the idol of the village lads.
It presses softly against the swimmer, and the men in the boat head slowly for the shore.
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).