\swˈɪmɪŋ], \swˈɪmɪŋ], \s_w_ˈɪ_m_ɪ_ŋ]\
Definitions of SWIMMING
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By Oddity Software
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
The act or art of sustaining and propelling the body in water. A great proportion of the animal tribes are furnished with a greater or less capacity for swimming either in water or on its surface, but man is unqualified for swimming without learning to do so as an art, owing to the structure of his body. The head by its gravity naturally sinks in water, and thus causes drowning, unless it, or at least the mouth, can be kept above the surface by art. The art of swimming chiefly consists in keeping the head above water, and using the hands and feet as oars and helm.
By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.