Swimming Quotes

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

If you go parachuting, and your parachute doesn’t open, and you friends are all watching you fall, I think a funny gag would be to pretend you were swimming.
– Jack Handy

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

For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I’ve been in.
– Ian Thorpe

I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.
– Michael Phelps

I like to get in my own world. When I’m getting ready for a meet, I always have headphones on, listening to rap music to get myself fired up.
– Michael Phelps

Tonight was not about winning, it was about focusing on myself and what I was aiming to do. It’s the reason why I was able to swim so well.
– Libby Lenton

I’ve always been fortunate in that I’ve been able to put myself in my own zone and relax. It comes naturally. I’m lucky to be that way.
– Michael Phelps

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

I have been visualizing myself every night for the past four years standing on the podium having the gold placed around my neck.
– Megan Quann

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.
– Aleksandr Popov

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

I love sailing and water sports; whether it’s water skiing, body boarding or surfing or simply swimming in the ocean.
– Karolina Kurkova

Swimming is more than a once every four years sport. My goal is to bring attention to swimming to give it some personality.
– Michael Phelps

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
– Edsger Dijkstra

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
– Henry C. Link

I enjoyed every bit of my swimming career. I think that’s the most important advice to enjoy what you do.
– Proverb

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

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

Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work. He set me up nicely.
– Johnny Weissmuller