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  If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job better.  
 -  Xi Jinping
  

  I'm swimming every day and I'm even trying to get the golf swing working again - but that might take a little bit longer.  
 -  Sean Connery
  

  I want everybody to go jump in the ocean to see for themselves how beautiful it is, how important it is to get acquainted with fish swimming in the ocean, rather than just swimming with lemon slices and butter.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson
  

  To get ready to climb Everest, I did a lot of hill running with a daypack on and a lot of underwater swimming. I would swim a couple of lengths underwater and then a couple above. It gets your body going with limited oxygen.  
 -  Bear Grylls
  

  I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.  
 -  F. Scott Fitzgerald
  

  If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?  
 -  Steven Wright
  

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

  My favorite moments? Where it's all going swimmingly, the sun's out and I've got a fire going and a nice snake on the barbecue.  
 -  Bear Grylls
  

  I love watching gymnastics, swimming, and track and field.  
 -  Mia Hamm
  

  In 1980, business at my company, Chuck E. Cheese's, was thriving and I was feeling flush. So I bought a very large house on the Champ de Mars in Paris, right between the Eiffel Tower and the Ecole Militaire. The home was quite amazing: At six stories, it spanned 15,000 square feet and featured marble staircases and a swimming pool in the basement.  
 -  Nolan Bushnell
  

  My memories are of my dad taking me to football on Saturday mornings, and my mum taking me swimming. Those are the things I remember from my childhood, not sitting around the table debating capitalism and the profit squeeze.  
 -  David Miliband
  

  I'm an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart-shaped swimming pools.  
 -  Al Pacino
  

  In Athens I was 17 and I didn't have any expectations. I was just swimming fast and racing everybody. I didn't have the joy after my races in 2007. I didn't want to go to Beijing. I had to for sponsors.  
 -  Laure Manaudou
  

  Water for me is so essential, like swimming.  
 -  Nastassja Kinski
  

  Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly.  
 -  Ian Thorpe
  

  I'm still swimming.  
 -  Ian Thorpe
  

  I've enjoyed training again, I've enjoyed pushing myself in the pool and I'll keep on swimming until I feel I cannot get any more out of myself.  
 -  Ian Thorpe
  

  I love being outdoors - hiking, biking, and swimming.  
 -  Lea Michele
  

  When I went to Australia, I went shark diving. It was crazy. It was called 'extreme' shark diving because even though we were in cages, we literally could touch the sharks swimming by. They were huge and I'm terrified of sharks. Then I went to a wildlife park and held kangaroos. That was nice.  
 -  Taylor Lautner
  

  I never really participated in specific sports or anything, but once I hit 40, I started to get a little bit more active and began swimming more.  
 -  Shigeru Miyamoto
  

  I believe that the majority of times the scale tilts toward the good. It's this amazing thing that rolls on and if we get in the flow of it, that's God. And if we fight it, if we swim the other way, we're swimming away from the purest expression of this life.  
 -  Michael J. Fox
  

  I grew up watching 'Superman.' As a child, when I first learned to dive into a swimming pool, I wasn't diving, I was flying, like Superman. I used to dream of rescuing a girl I had a crush on from a playground bully.  
 -  Tom Hiddleston
  

  Swimming isn't everything, winning is.  
 -  Mark Spitz
  

  It has nothing to do with swimming. That happens to be my sport. I'm trying to see how far I can go.  
 -  Mark Spitz
  

  People were going to geometry class and I was swimming through vats of chili on 'Even Stevens.' It was like a dream!  
 -  Shia LaBeouf
  

  Right whales, for all their size, are surprisingly athletic. They roll, they slap their flukes, they lift their heads out of the water in a move known as a spy hop. They find playthings and are particularly fond of swimming repeatedly through clumps of seaweed, which slides over them like a feathered boa.  
 -  James Cagney
  

  I was quite fat as a kid. And swimming is a sport you can enjoy whatever size you are. If you're fat, running is a pain. I'm not really built for running.  
 -  David Walliams
  

  I know some of my parents' friends think 'Little Britain' is in incredibly poor taste. But swimming the Channel? You can't really say anything negative about that, can you? There's nothing better than making your parents happy. The glee on my father's face that day was amazing.  
 -  David Walliams
  

  A buddy of mine actually read of me being in the names of Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. That is a pretty big accomplishment and definitely something I'm proud of. They have changed their sports themselves, so hopefully I can do the same in swimming.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

  I try to separate my personal life from swimming.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

  Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming - being compared to him and Mark Spitz.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

  This is my 20th year in the sport. I've known swimming and that's it. I don't want to swim past age 30; if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I'll be 31. I'm looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

  The support I've received from my sponsors has enabled me to raise the bar in swimming.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

  It's cool just because I've had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it's finally happening.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

  I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

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

  When you are doing endurance swimming you just need to take in as many carbs as possible to put on as much weight as you can. Basically you can eat whatever you want, which can be quite fun. Everything is guilt-free.  
 -  David Walliams
  

  As parents, we need to send our kids back to 'old-fashioned' outdoor summer camps, which have been on the decline as the demand for sports and academics-based camps has risen. We need to fight budget cuts to public parks programs and resist closures of public swimming pools and playgrounds.  
 -  Aleqa Hammond
  

  Public swimming pools, recreation centers, summer reading programs, youth jobs programs - they are all shutting their doors. And they are all facilities and programs relied on most heavily by low-income children.  
 -  Aleqa Hammond
  

  Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.  
 -  Aleqa Hammond
  

  Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing.  
 -  Ric Keller
  

  I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick.  
 -  Boris Johnson
  

  I actually love swimming but I just hate jumping in the water.  
 -  Natalie Coughlin
  

  In particular, I found praying very disturbing, like swimming with bricks tied to your feet. And yet I was drawn to it constantly.  
 -  Jack Dee
  

  I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve.  
 -  Xavier Cugat