Published On: February 20, 2014
By: Thomas White, Tennessee
QUOTES ABOUT SWIMMING
quotes about swimming
Don`t wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it. ~Author Unknown
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I`d still swim. And I`d despise the one who gave up. ~Abraham Maslow
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. ~Aleksandr Popov
H2O: two parts Heart and one part Obsession. ~Author Unknown
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim. ~Russian Proverb
Chlorine is my perfume. ~Author Unknown
If the world was flat I`d probably swim off it. ~Author Unknown
It`s a good idea to begin at the bottom in everything except in learning to swim. ~Author Unknown
If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too? ~Steven Wright
Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, he calms the sailor. And sometimes he makes us swim. ~Author Unknown
Seventy-five percent of our planet is water - can you swim? ~Author Unknown
What goes around comes around, just like a flip turn. ~Author Unknown
Seven days of no swimming makes one weak. ~Author Unknown
If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you. ~Bruce Lee
When the earth floods from global warming, the swimmers will rule the world. ~Author Unknown
If you have a lane, you have a chance. ~Author Unknown
Swimming: From the outside looking in, you canít understand it. From the inside looking out, you canít explain it. ~Author Unknown
Oxygen is overrated. ~Author Unknown
Swimming - what real men do while boys play football. ~Author Unknown
He who burns his bridges better be a damn good swimmer. ~Author Unknown
Chlorine: the breakfast of champions! ~Author Unknown
Do men who have got all their marbles go swimming in lakes with their clothes on? ~P.G. Wodehouse
We swim because we are too sexy for a sport that requires clothes. ~Author Unknown
I always wanted to be Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up. I can`t fly, but swimming is the next best thing. It`s harmony and balance. The water is my sky. ~Clayton Jones
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal. ~Jerome Fleishman
If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile. ~Mark Twain
Breaststroke is an athletic event; butterfly is a political statement. ~Paul Tsongas
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. ~Author Unknown
Well, me don`t swim too tough so me don`t go in the water too deep. ~Bob Marley
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~Thomas Jefferson
It`s been told that swimming is a wimp sport, but I don`t see it. We don`t get timeouts, in the middle of a race we can`t stop and catch our breath, we can`t roll on our stomachs and lie there, and we can`t ask for a substitution. ~Dusty Hicks
Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. ~Thomas Macaulay
Fish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine. ~Proverb
In my retirement I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day. It`s either that or buy a new golf ball. ~Gene Perret
You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do. ~Author Unknown
If you go parachuting, and your parachute doesn`t open, and you friends are all watching you fall, I think a funny gag would be to pretend you were swimming. ~Jack Handey
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. ~Woodrow T. Wilson
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. ~Edsger Dijkstra
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can`t Swim." ~Lyndon B. Johnson
"In training everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental, but in the races its 90% mental because there`s very little that separates us physically at the elite level".
"With so many people saying it couldn`t be done, all it takes is an imagination."
"People ask me `what was going through your mind in the race?` and I don`t know. I try and ...let my body do what it knows".
"I wouldn`t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it".
"Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. It has nothing to do with how many times you win or lose. It has no relation to where you finish in a race or whether you break world records. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals."
"When I go out and race, I`m not trying to beat opponents, I`m trying to beat what I have done ... to beat myself, basically. People find that hard to believe because we`ve had such a bias to always strive to win things. If you win something and you haven`t put everything into it, you haven`t actually achieved anything at all. When you`ve had to work hard for something and you`ve got the best you can out of yourself on that given day, that`s where you get satisfaction from."
"I have been visualizing myself every night for the past four years standing on the podium having the gold placed around my neck."
"I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them."
"Before the (Olympic) trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualization. And I think that that helped me to get a feel of what it was gonna be like when I got there. I knew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally".
"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".
"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."
Bachrach, great Chicago coach of the 20`s
"I can`t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits."
"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".
"I can definitely take more off my world record - a lot more. I have no doubt about that. I`m by no means putting pressure on myself, it`s just the belief I have in myself......I`m not going to limit myself by nominating times or anything like that. I never thought I`d do 14:34 and I did. I thought I`d maybe do 14:38 or 14:39 that day, and I went nearly five seconds quicker so I don`t want to limit the possibilities".