What does Swimmer mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swimmernoun

    a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets

    "he was an Olympic swimmer"

  2. swimmer, natator, bathernoun

    a person who travels through the water by swimming

    "he is not a good swimmer"


  1. swimmernoun

    One who swims.

  2. swimmernoun

    A sperm.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Swimmernoun

    Etymology: from swim.

    Birds find ease in the depth of the air, as swimmers do in a deep water. Francis Bacon.

    Latirostrous and flat billed birds, being generally swimmers, the organ is wisely contrived for action. Brown.

    Life is oft preserv’d
    By the bold swimmer, in the swift illapse
    Of accident disastrous. James Thomson.


  1. swimmer

    Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water (e.g., in a sea or lake). Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke, ordered as backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.Swimming each stroke requires a set of specific techniques; in competition, there are distinct regulations concerning the acceptable form for each individual stroke. There are also regulations on what types of swimsuits, caps, jewelry and injury tape that are allowed at competitions. Although it is possible for competitive swimmers to incur several injuries from the sport, such as tendinitis in the shoulders or knees, there are also multiple health benefits associated with the sport.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swimmernoun

    one who swims

  2. Swimmernoun

    a protuberance on the leg of a horse

  3. Swimmernoun

    a swimming bird; one of the natatores


  1. Swimmer

    A swimmer is a sportsperson.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Swimmer is ranked #42720 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Swimmer surname appeared 507 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Swimmer.

    49.9% or 253 total occurrences were White.
    39.8% or 202 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    5.1% or 26 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.7% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swimmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swimmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Swimmer in a Sentence

  1. Joan Sutherland:

    Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If youre a sportsman or youre a singer or a swimmer, well that comes under sport but you have to develop a basic technique to know what youre doing at any given time.

  2. Luisa Borges:

    I was already a good swimmer and felt at home in the water, but this was even more exciting – the music, the aesthetics.

  3. Ginger Robbins:

    We had no reason to believe there was anything like that wrong, she was always very healthy. She was always doing something, taking us to Campfire Girls, fishing, swimming. She was an excellent swimmer.

  4. Latin:

    He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.

  5. Mazwi Shamu:

    My hope soon after the drop was that he would make it because he is fit and strong and a good swimmer, i had so much hope, that maybe he had clung onto a rock or fell into the water and swam to the shore.

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