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.


  1. swimmer

    A swimmer is a person or animal that propels themselves through water by making movements with their body, often using their limbs. This term can refer to someone who swims recreationally or professionally as a sport. A swimmer may also refer to a type of insect or animal that is naturally adapted to moving in water.

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. Dara Torres:

    I hired security to walk around with us in case because my daughter was there, knowing she was going to be there, I wanted to make sure that just in case -- you hear so many stories... I think the way the press, sort of, writes about what is going on is much worse than how it actually is down there. It was a lot of fun. The 49-year-old swimmer worked with Westwood One Radio in Rio during the Olympic games and was extremely proud of the United States' competitors.

  2. 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.

  3. Ryosuke Motani:

    Slightly after the end-Permian mass extinction, there were a lot of open opportunities as life recolonized the Earths surface, these bizarre forms grabbed the open niches and diversified, but were soon wiped out, probably by natural selection. The animal in question is one of them it must have been a slow swimmer and an inefficient feeder, but that was sufficient for the time being.

  4. Savitri Carlson:

    She was a very experienced and cautious swimmer, this was a freak accident, not a lack of caution.

  5. Kathleen Wilson:

    The coolness of water will make a swimmer less aware of a growing sunburn, while reflection of sunlight is more apparent on the beach, it can occur in the water as well. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends reapplying sunscreen at least every two hours to remain protected or immediately after a swim or excessive sweating occurs. For long-distance swimmers, re-applying sunscreen can be impossible once it wears off, so using an alternative like Balmex can be necessary, said Wilson. Traditionally used to treat diaper rash, Wilson said the key ingredient of zinc oxide makes Balmex a useful sunscreen. Its stickiness and adherence to the skin for lengthy periods provides swimmers with adequate sun protection, she said. Exposure to bacteria, parasites Swimmers may be unaware of the dangers of toxic algae, bacterial growth and parasites that thrive in warmer waters. There's also an extremely rare risk of exposure to Naegleria fowleri, a deadly brain-eating amoeba found in bodies of warm freshwater.

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