Inspirational Swimming Quotes for Swimmers

The following is a list of inspirational swimming quotes. To be one of the best, you must train like you’re the absolute best. Train as if you’re racing for the gold medal and it’s your last chance. The hard work and time that you put into your practice combined with your unshakable belief in yourself will take you to levels you never thought you’d reach.

Let’s start with a motivational swimming video:

“Seven days of no swimming makes one weak.” – Unknown

“We swim because we are too sexy for a sport that requires clothes.” – Unknown

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get”. – Michael Phelps

“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”. – Leisl Jones

“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

“I enjoyed every bit of my swimming career. I think that’s the most important advice — to enjoy what you do”. – Summer Sanders

“With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.” – Michael Phelps

“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.” – Unknown

“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

“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

“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

“Swimming – what real men do while boys play football.” – Unknown

“H2O: Two parts Heart and one part Obsession.” – Unknown

“Susie had no talent whatsoever. She’s a little person who couldn’t even make a final at a state meet – coming and showing the world that on sheer guts and determination you can do anything you want!” – Susie Maroney’s coach Dick Caine

“Enjoy swimming for swimmings sake. We have to spend far too much time in the water to not enjoy the process challenging yourself of moving through the water”. – Jeff Rouse

“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

“Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.” – Unknown

“Chlorine is my perfume.” – Unknown

“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

“Don’t tell people your dreams, show them.” – Unknown

“Swimming is a sport, everything else is a game.” – Unknown

And now for a motivational video from Michael Phelps:

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