51+ Best Swimming Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Swimming is an important sport for both physical and mental health. It improves your overall health and heals the spirit. You can swim and feel good to start a positive day. Motivational swimming quotes will inspire you and encourage you to live healthy as a swimmer.

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Famous Swimming Quotes

Great things never come from comfort zones. Penny Oleksiak

Believe in yourself, not only in swimming but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. Life’s too short.

I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming. Michael Phelps

Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.  Michael Phelps

It’s not who’s put up the fastest time in the world that year, or who’s put up the fastest time in the previous four years, but who can get their hand on the wall first today. Nathan Adrian

The water is your friend you don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.  Alexandr Popov

You are always racing against the other swimmers, but I always try to just focus on what I’m doing and how I want to swim my races. Katie Ledecky

I’m just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.  Don Johnson

Peak performance is meditation in motion. Greg Louganis

Swimming has its educational value mental, moral, and physical  in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb.

If you’re scared to lose rather than excited to win, then that’s the wrong way to approach a race. Cate Campbell

Swimming is simply moving meditation.  Cesar Nikko Caharian

It’s easy to forget when you’re an elite athlete that everyone else gets nervous as well. Even the best people in the world, at whatever they do, they’re still nervous. Leisel Jones

I’ve swum for my country, I’ve swum for my coaches and my schools and my teams. I decided this time I was going to swim for myself.  Janet Evans

My whole swimming career was about training to beat Michael Phelps in any race I possibly could. Chad le Clos

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.  Warren Buffett

I knew I had all kinds of work to do and I left no stone unturned. But on the day I actually got to the Olympics there was this incredible, overwhelming, feeling that someone has to win this race and why not me? Mark Tewksbury

Swimming gives me immense satisfaction.  Lara Dutta

In Athens I was 17 and I didn’t have any expectations. I was just swimming fast and racing everybody. Laure Manaudou

The best swimmers are the ones that almost don’t try the most It’s just about relaxing and enjoying it. Cate Campbell

I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them. Amanda Beard

I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.  Michael Phelps

The best swimmers are the ones that almost don’t try the most It’s just about relaxing and enjoying it.Cate Campbell

You are always racing against the other swimmers, but I always try to just focus on what I’m doing and how I want to swim my races.  Katie Ledecky

I’m trying to do the best I can. I’m not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today. Mark Spitz

I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them.  Amanda Beard

In training everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental, but in the races its 90% mental because there’s very little that separates us physically at the elite level. Elka Graham

Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don’t hurt anyone on the way up.  Dawn Fraser

It’s unbelievable, I’m swimming so fast. I went in with no expectations. I just went out hoping to get a personal best. I went out there with a smile, just to have fun and see what would happen. Jade Edmistone

There are days when I don’t feel motivated and I don’t want to get up to go to practice. I’m a very goal oriented person, so I set short term goals and try to reach those goals. And when I have those days, I think about those goals, and it gets me motivated.

Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small town existence, gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home. Esther Williams

In most sports, they have a physical effect on your performance, in swimming only psychological. If you worry about what your rival is doing, you take your mind off what you are doing and so fail to concentrate on your performance.

Never worry about what anyone else is doing Just swim your own race. Dara Torres

For swimming, we don’t really have an offseason.  Jessica Long

Swimming is simply moving meditation. Cesar Nikko Caharian

I told myself there was no way I was going to let this training go to waste. It was my time, and I was ready to go.  Katie Hoff

I know I’ve made huge gains in my confidence and knowing more about my racing and myself as a person. That has made me a better athlete. Libby Lenton

I swam the race like I trained to swim it. It is not mathematical. I just let my body do it. It is a lot easier if you let your body do what it is trained for. Ian Thorpe

People ask me ‘what was going through your mind in the race?’ and I don’t know. I try and let my body do what it knows. Ian Thorpe

My dad always taught me never to give up in my mind. You can never really beat me. It sounds ridiculous, but I will always come back for you. You can’t beat someone who never gives up. I could lose 100 times to you, but I will always get you. I will die trying. This applies not only to swimming but to my life as well.

We’ve seen, time and again, when people focus on the outcome rather than what needs to be done to achieve a desirable result, then the wheels fall off. Cate Campbell

Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.  Amit Ray

Enjoy the journey, enjoy every moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing. Matt Biondi

When you prepare for something, it’s like jumping into cold water, but you’re prepared. You jump in. And you start swimming, or if you don’t swim, you drown.  Rza

When you’re racing you can’t hear anyone and you’re just in your head. It’s pretty cool to know that everything is just you and it’s just a mental game. Penny Oleksiak

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement  and we will make the goal.  Robert Collier

I can’t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits. Leisl Jones

I started swimming when I was four because my brother wanted to join a swim team, and I wanted to do what he did. They said I had to be six, but if I could swim a lap, then I could participate. So I swam a lap, and the rest is history.