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

Definition of swimmable

: that can be swum

Examples of swimmable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like most beaches in Cabo, the ocean here isn’t swimmable but is the perfect backdrop for those who like the waves within sight and hearing distance. Johanna Read, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 Blue Water Baltimore Waterkeeper Alice Volpitta stressed that despite progress, the harbor is a long way from meeting Maryland’s criteria for swimmable waters. Lizzy Lawrence, baltimoresun.com, 20 July 2021 Not all are open for swimming, but among the swimmable ones are some real beauties — perfect for a day at the lake. BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2021 The water is becoming safer, but is not swimmable yet, according to Baltimore Waterfront Partnership’s 2020 Harbor Heartbeat Report. Lizzy Lawrence, baltimoresun.com, 20 July 2021 One of the most popular beaches in Cabo San Lucas, Playa el Médano offers several miles of swimmable shoreline starting on the east side of the harbor. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 If the mandate is that all waterways must be swimmable again, then a ripple effect of other consequences follows. Anelise Chen, The Atlantic, 27 May 2021 One of the few swimmable beaches on the island is Maracas Beach, where everyone tends to congregate to lime (a hangout session that could last a few hours or the whole day). Rondel Holder, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2021 The stunning resort is part of the Auberge Resorts Collection and is located on one of the most coveted swimmable beaches in Los Cabos. Deena Campbell, Essence, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of swimmable

1852, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2021

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“Swimmable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmable. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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