swim·​ma·​ble ˈswi-mə-bəl How to pronounce swimmable (audio)
: that can be swum

Examples of swimmable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inland from Galle, the five-bedroom Villa Mine is surrounded by a landscaped garden with a hilltop dining pavilion, a swimmable lake, and a pool among groves of mango and palm trees. Chandrahas Choudhury, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2024 What to Consider The beach here is not swimmable, which is common for Los Cabos. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2024 But Ile-de-France precinct officials dismissed the Surfrider tests on Monday, saying the water would be swimmable for the Summer Games after key elements of a $1.5 billion plan to clean up the river are rolled out in April and May. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 The only swimmable beach in Highland Park, Rosewood Beach is a community gem. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2024 Two beach clubs will offer guests swimmable beaches, a surf break with considerable bragging rights, beach bars, waterfront pools, and a selection of dining enclaves, including a farm-to-table concept using fresh ingredients from the on-site Xala Farms organic garden. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 13 Mar. 2024 Beaches are swimmable, despite the Pacific coast location Beaches on the Pacific are often not suitable for swimming because of cooler water temperatures and larger waves, but Puerto Vallarta is an exception. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2024 There are two private, swimmable beaches and a picturesque, two-acre cove. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 Many of the beaches on the peninsula near Cabo are not swimmable, but there are great spots like Cerritos near Todos Santos where surfing and swimming are ideal. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swimmable was in 1852

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“Swimmable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmable. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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