Swimming Quotes

Inspirational Swimming Quotes for Athletes

There is water in every lane, so it is OK.

- Ian Thorpe
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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
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I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.

- Michael Phelps
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Even in high school, I'd tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn't too happy. She'd say, 'Think about this.' And I'd always end up getting back in the pool.

- Michael Phelps
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The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.

- Eddie Reese
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I try and just relax and reflect on all the work I've done in the past season. That's one of the most important things, remembering your goals and how to swim your races. It's also important to get your mind off racing before you race sometimes

- Ian Crocker
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I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.

- Michael Phelps
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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.

- Alexander Popov
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Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves…But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goal.

- Kieran Perkins
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Success isn't final, failure isn't fatal, it's courage that counts.

- Alicia Coutts
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I enjoyed every bit of my swimming career. I think that's the most important advice — to enjoy what you do.

- Summer Sanders
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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
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With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.

- Michael Phelps
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When my legs hurt, I say: Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!

- Jens Voigt
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I don't plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously, we plan on winning.

- Gregg Troy
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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
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If you have a lane, you have a chance.

- Unknown
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If the world was flat I'd probably swim off it.

- Unknown
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Have fun, because that's what life is all about.

- Ryan Lochte
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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
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