swimmable

adjective
swim·ma·ble | \ ˈswi-mə-bəl \

Definition of swimmable 

: that can be swum

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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 The property is set on one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches; the riptides and undertow elsewhere are no bueno. David Hochman, Los Angeles Magazine, "Why Cabo Should Be Your First Travel Goal of 2018," 21 Dec. 2017 Urban lake swimming sounds like an anomaly — but Berlin isn’t the only major European city that’s swimmable; the continent is replete with shockingly clean swimming spots surrounded by city life. Alex Ronan, New York Times, "Swim in a Lake, Without Leaving the City," 30 Aug. 2017 Urban lake swimming sounds like an anomaly — but Berlin isn’t the only major European city that’s swimmable Alex Ronan, New York Times, "Swim in a Lake, Without Leaving the City," 30 Aug. 2017 Most of the hundreds of hotels in Cabo don’t have swimmable beaches—but El Ganzo does! Kurt Soller, Bon Appetit, "A Guide to Baja, Mexico, the Land of Incredible Seafood (and Tacos)," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of swimmable

1852, in the meaning defined above

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