Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|relating to AQUABATICS.
|spectacular feats in water.
|an exhibition of swimming, diving etc.
|a type of aerobic exercise performed in water.
|a lightweight, self-contained diving apparatus with compressed-air supply carried on the back.
|a skin-diver; someone who explores and/or lives in the sea at considerable depth.
|relating to a system of exercises, similar to aerobics, performed to music in chest-high water > AQUAROBICS.
|an exhibition of swimming and diving.
|a swimming stroke executed on the back and usually consisting of alternating circular arm pulls and a flutter kick; (verb) to swim backstroke > BACKSTROKING, BACKSTROKED.
|one who swims on the back.
|to perform a dive into water in which the body lands horizontally.
|the member of a lifesaving team who swims out to the rescue, with a line tied to his belt.
|a brief swimming-costume, in two separate parts > BIKINIS, BIKINIED.
|(Aust.) to bathe or swim > BOGIES, BOGIEING, BOGIED.
|a swimming-stroke performed breast-down, with circling movements of the arms and a frog-like movement of the legs.
|a very energetic swimming stroke ideal for terrorising old ladies.
|a swimmer who does the butterfly stroke.
|a swimming stroke in which the arms are held in front of the body and rotated from the shoulder alternately and the feet kicked up and down.
|to enter water more or less head-first.
|one that dives.
|a broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc; a rubber foot-covering imitating this.
|one who floats or swims.
|one who practises FREEDIVING.
|the sport of diving for depth without apparatus > FREEDIVINGS.
|an event where the swimmer can choose the swimming stroke; since crawl is the fastest stroke freestyle is more or less synonymous with crawl.
|a swimmer who swims freestyle.
|the act of swimming FREESTYLE.
|a person equipped for extended periods of underwater swimming.
|a dive head foremost.
|a type of dive in which the body is hinged; (verb) to perform a jackknife.
|a buoyant rectangular board held by swimmers to practise kicking technique.
|a bathing beach; an open-air swimming pool > LIDOS. [The original Lido is a beach resort near Venice, Italy. The town's name comes from the Italian word lido, shore or bank.]
|a line thrown to swimmers in difficulties.
|the skill or practice of saving or protecting the lives especially of drowning persons.
|one employed to assist swimmers in difficulties; (verb) to act as a lifeguard.
|a woman's topless beach garment consisting of the lower half of a bikini.
|relating to NATATION.
|of or relating to swimming; adapted to or characterized by swimming e.g. natatorial birds. Human beings are basically not natatorial creatures.
|an indoor swimming-pool > NATATORIUMS or NATATORIA.
|someone who does not swim.
|to make an outward movement of the arms in swimming breast-stroke.
|to swim faster or farther than
|to swim across.
|a long narrow buoyant board used for rescuing swimmers.
|a pool, a pond, esp. one for bathing or swimming.
|the area at the side of a swimming pool.
|after a dive.
|before diving e.g. 'his predive routine'.
|to swim underwater using a breathing-tube > SCHNORKELS, SCHNORKELING or SCHNORKELLING, SCHNORKELED or SCHNORKELLED; SNORKELS, SNORKELED or SNORKELLED, SNORKELING or SNORKELLING.
|an underwater breathing device; (verb) to dive using a scub > SCUBAS, SCUBAING, SCUBAED.
|a swimming stroke which is executed on the side and in which the arms are swept in separate strokes towards the feet and downward and the legs do a scissors kick.
|one who snorkels. N.B. no SCHNORKELER*.
|(Scots) to swim.
|taking place under water.
|a boat capable of riding the surf, used in lifesaving.
|one who operates a surfboat.
|to propel oneself in water by natural means > SWIMS, SWIMMING, SWAM, SWUM.
|capable of being swum.
|one that swims.
|in swimming fashion.
|a costume worn for swimming.
|anything worn for swimming > SWIMWEARS.
|synchronized swimming > SYNCHROS.
|a women's two-piece swimming costume.
|a swimming stroke in which each hand alternately is raised above the surface, thrust forward, and pulled back through the water.
|a suit worn to keep warm in cold water
|(NZ) a wetsuit.