21 Motivational Swimming Quotes

Cute or funny inspirational swimming quotes


Cannot help but dive when you see a swimming pool? With these motivational swimming quotes, you will finally have the opportunity to find out if it is true that it is the most complete sport and the one that does best for the human body.

They say setting goals is the first step in transforming the invisible into the visible. The second step is undoubtedly having the right motivations capable of pushing us to achieve what we often think is impossible. Whether it's the bathtub, the swimming pool, or the immense sea, water has a greatly relaxing effect on most people: when we are immersed in water. In fact, it is easy to feel in harmony with yourself, your inner child, and the world. However, there are people who are not satisfied with this and find great motivation in swimming, until it becomes their reason for living.

Even without reaching any level of excellence, in any case, swimming remains one of the most loved and practiced sports: here is a collection of motivational swimming quotes for those who are looking for extra gear for their training.

motivational swimming quotes

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream! - W. C. Fields


  • 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

  • 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. - Alexandr Popov

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

  • You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. - Michael Phelps

  • No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim. - Russian Proverb

  • If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one. - Tea Leoni

  • Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?

  • Breaststroke is an athletic event; butterfly is a political statement. - Paul Tsongas

  • Don't wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it.

  • Seventy-five percent of our planet is water – can you swim?

  • 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. - Ian Thorpe

  • Swimming is more than a once-every-four-years sport. My goal is to bring attention to swimming – to give it some personality. - Michael Phelps

  • This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is. - Dennis Rodman

  • Swimming - what real men do while boys play football.

  • I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time. - Michael Phelps

  • 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. - Michael Phelps

  • I cannot control what goes on in another lane and this is how I focus on the games. There is no point in being nervous about other swimmers. It’s just about focusing on yourself and what you need to do in order to perform at your best. - Cameron van der Burgh

  • Sometimes we complain, but there is something beautiful about waking up before everyone to get better at what we love. - Missy Franklin

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

  • 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


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