swimming

adjective
swim·ming | \ ˈswi-miŋ \

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

The team's off-the-field adventures included cycling trips, river rafting, swimming in waterfalls, and exploring caves. Eddie Pells, The Christian Science Monitor, "Bond between players and coach may have saved Thai boy's lives," 13 July 2018 Other sports are trying to catch up; the 2020 Olympics will feature mixed events added to shooting, table tennis, swimming, track and field and triathlon. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "To Know Mixed Doubles’ Place in Tennis, Look at the Prize Money," 13 July 2018 Keeton said his strength enabled him to excel at many sports in high school, including swimming, diving, running and football. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet Kenosha's Jamie 'Can Head' Keeton, the human suction cup," 12 July 2018 Still, like Shapiro, Fisher remains active — swimming, dance, and spinning to help with her balance. Terri Akman, Philly.com, "Parkinson's Disease may affect women differently. These researchers aim to find out why," 12 July 2018 Activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, a sunset hike and a beach campfire. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 11 July 2018 This year alone, there have been studies of its effects on soccer, swimming, table tennis, and cycling. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Here’s What We Know About Mental Fatigue," 10 July 2018 Oak Lawn: The Oak Lawn Park District is offering a variety of summer camps, including basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, tennis and more. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Sports calendar," 10 July 2018 The aquatic competitions, which start July 22 and end August 10, include diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Monster Jam, Bay Hill highlight sport-incentive requests for bed-tax money," 10 July 2018

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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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