She lived in a dormitory, joining some 80 other swimmers; their practice sessions ran an exhausting five-and-a-half hours a day.
One celebrated study found that mortality rates for swimmers were lower than for those who are sedentary, walkers, and runners.
He provided a description of himself—blond, blue-eyed, healthy—and even offered up his swimmers at no cost.
swimmers now enjoy its 12,000-square-meter aquatic theme park.
Well, to be fair, Olympic swimmers and ocean lifeguards can legitimately claim minuscule swimwear helps them go faster.
But when they gave vent to their happy feelings and sought to enjoy themselves, they were like swimmers in cooling waters.
Small parcels were carried over on the heads of the swimmers.
The swimmers were astonished to see Mr. Gordon coming on the run toward them, with Paul at his heels.
"Take off your curls and come on in, Sissy," shouted one of the swimmers.
The swimmers had not been in the water more than five minutes when the cry of "Crocodiles!"
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).