swim·​ma·​ble | \ ˈswi-mə-bəl How to pronounce swimmable (audio) \

Definition of swimmable

: that can be swum

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In 1972, the Clean Water Act passed, with the goal of making all rivers in the country swimmable and fishable again. Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, "49 environmental victories since the first Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2019 The Willow Treehouse is a modern marvel nestled into the trees, overlooking a swimmable pond about 15 minutes from Woodstock. Megan Barber, Curbed, "12 magical treehouses for your next vacation," 20 June 2019 The towering White Mountains, visible in the distance from the beach, were still capped with snow, but the shimmering Mediterranean was swimmable. Luke Pyenson, BostonGlobe.com, "When the best food around is right where you’re staying," 18 June 2019 While the park's waterfalls generally attract crowds on hot summer days Pine Creek waterfall remains under the radar; this small, but swimmable feature is an easy mile round-trip hike from an unmarked trailhead near the park's south entrance. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Everything to know about Zion National Park," 9 May 2019 The sewage pollution is the main contaminant preventing Baltimore from reaching goals of a swimmable and fishable harbor. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "Weekend rain washes 10 million gallons of sewage-contaminated water into Baltimore's Jones Falls," 30 May 2018 Nantasket was swimmable 98 percent of the time in 2017, compared with 100 percent the year before. Evan Allen, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston area beaches maintain high ratings," 27 May 2018 Not so at One&Only Palmilla, which has its own swimmable beach. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Honeymoon guide: Six Los Cabos resorts for couples," 8 May 2018 Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, combines a botanical garden with historic ruins with a natural 45-foot-high waterfall splashing into a natural, 30-foot-deep, swimmable pool. Alan Solomon, chicagotribune.com, "Escaping the tourist track on the quieter side of Oahu," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of swimmable

1852, in the meaning defined above

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swim bladder

swim fin


swim meet


swimmer's ear

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