swimming

adjective
swim·​ming | \ ˈswi-miŋ How to pronounce swimming (audio) \

Definition of swimming

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 [ present participle of swim ] : that swims a swimming bird
2 [ gerund of swim ] : adapted to or used in or for swimming

swimming

noun

Definition of swimming (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act, art, or sport of one that swims and dives

Examples of swimming in a Sentence

Noun

I am going swimming later today.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Jackson Park, a huge new rental complex that opened in January, is known for its mega-amenities, including two swimming pools, a private park and courts for sports like basketball, squash and shuffleboard. Joyce Cohen, New York Times, "With Baby on the Way, Laundry Comes First," 26 Apr. 2018 Cleveland and Cincinnati both have some of the most swimming pools per capita. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati best in Ohio for an active lifestyle," 4 Jan. 2018 The scientific research over the past decade, showing how swimming impacts things like mathematic skills, story recall and motor skills, is quite impressive. Johnny Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "Olympic Swimming Sensation Amanda Beard Preaches the Gospel of Childhood Swim Education," 19 July 2017 Swimming finals: DIVISION II Saturday: 9 a.m. Where: Granite Hills High Girls preview: La Costa Canyon sophomore Rachel Rhee goes for repeat titles in the 50 and 200 free. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "S.D. Section swimming championships preview," 12 May 2017 There are of course, modern amenities as well, including two swimming pools, a gym and a skate park built for Depp's son with his former partner Vanessa Paradis. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "Johnny Depp Is Selling His Breathtaking French Estate," 24 June 2015 Swimming conditions are currently very dangerous with strong currents and high surf. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Tropical Storm Cindy beach update: Gulf Coast closures in Gulf Shores, Panama City, Destin, along Panhandle," 22 June 2017 Swimming finals: DIVISION II Saturday: 9 a.m. Where: Granite Hills High Girls preview: La Costa Canyon sophomore Rachel Rhee goes for repeat titles in the 50 and 200 free. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "S.D. Section swimming championships preview," 12 May 2017 On the way to becoming the first two black women to grace the same United States Olympic swimming team, Neal and Manuel often compared notes after news media interviews. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "For Simone Manuel, Gold Ripples Beyond the Pool," 12 Aug. 2016

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Wearing goggles while swimming is important to protect our eyes from harsh chemicals like chlorine, and kids love to look around underwater. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "These Goggles Won't Pull Your Hair — and They are Selling Out FAST," 20 Mar. 2019 The resort also includes daily in-villa breakfast, an in-villa spa bath, private swimming pool, free WiFi, and cycles to explore the island with your reservation. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "There’s a Slide Attached to This Resort in The Maldives, And You Need To Go," 8 Apr. 2019 Elevated levels of the toxic chemicals have been found near coral reefs at popular swimming beaches in Hawaii, including Waikiki beach on Oahu and a nature reserve in Maui, according to lawmakers. Eli Meixler, Time, "Hawaii Is Set to Become the First State to Ban Sunscreens Harmful to Coral Reefs," 3 May 2018 Wisconsin’s largest state park offers magnificent views from 500-foot Quartzite bluffs, lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches and more. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Four Spots for the Perfect Scenic Photo," 13 Apr. 2018 There was a replica of the Hotel de Paris and the dance floor was in the shape of a swimming pool, and as always, in honor of Princess Grace’s favorite flowers, thousands of roses everywhere. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Princess Caroline Wore Her Mother Grace Kelly's Pearls for the First Time Since Her Death," 1 Apr. 2019 Yesterday, paparazzi photos of Prince Charles on a beach in Barbados in his swimming trunks were published by several media outlets. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Paparazzi Photos of Prince Charles and Camilla on the Beach in Barbados Are Causing Controversy," 20 Mar. 2019 Tucked away on the property, and reached by a meandering path, is a second lagoon-style swimming pool complete with a snaking water slide, baja shelf and grotto. Neal J. Leitereg, The Seattle Times, "Filmmaker hopes to make a splash with sale of compound with two pools," 9 Oct. 2018 Per the Daily Mail, Kate organizing some swimming races between the two kids, letting them engage in a little friendly competition. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Is Reportedly Organizing Swimming Races for Prince George and Princess Charlotte," 25 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of swimming

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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swimming

noun

English Language Learners Definition of swimming

: the sport or activity of moving through water by moving your arms and legs

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