Sometimes you feel confident and motivated within yourself and you don’t need any external motivators like motivational swimming quotes to help you succeed. However, sometimes you need that extra little push to get you going so you can reach your goals. Obtaining your goals in the pool is just like reaching for any other goal in life – it takes practice, patience, and perseverance. If you’re feeling a little lost and need some extra motivation for swimming, look no further.



Here are 5 of the best motivational swimming quotes


“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Milne

This is something that is sometimes hard to remember. But it’s true! It’s natural to not feel as though you are good enough, but chances are you are doing way better than you think of yourself. It is true for swimming as well. To you, you may have had a sub-par swim – maybe you didn’t put in as many laps as you’d hope or maybe one of your dives wasn’t absolutely perfect. But remember all those laps you DID do and all the dives that WERE perfect. It’s easy to downplay your success and focus on the negative, but you have to remember all that is positive.

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Goethe

Succeeding to reach your goals – like learning a new skill, mastering a stroke, or beating your personal best – feels amazing. Maybe you passed a swim level, won a race, or achieved an award. But what’s even more important than the material accomplishments is how succeeding affects your character and confidence. Remember to stay humble and keep on learning!

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle

It’s unlikely that you you’ll reach your goal on the first try. It takes a lot of time practicing to get it right and it takes a lot of power being patient with yourself before you obtain your goals. Practice makes perfect and a habit is not inherent. Take time developing your habits – whether its perfecting your arm movement for a clean stroke or developing your breathing technique to float for a long time.

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“There is no substitute for hard work.” Thomas Edison

Swimming is definitely hard work. Not only is it a sport and fun activity, but it’s a life skill that everyone should learn. It takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to learn to swim but with some hard work and practice anyone can learn how to swim or even become a master swimmer.

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

You can never dream too big, that’s how you succeed. There is a true power in positive thinking. If you can dream it, you can do it, so don’t put up barriers for yourself by just thinking you can’t succeed in something. Dream big, and you’ll surprise yourself with what you can accomplish, in the pool and out of it.

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