Quotations About
swimming

There are two kinds of bathing suits, those that are adapted for use in the water, and those that are unfit for use except on dry land. If you are going to swim, wear a water bathing suit. But if you are merely going to play on the beach and pose for your camera friends, you may safely wear the dry land variety.

How to Swim (1918)

My love for the water would always be tempered by respect for dangers that must never be underestimated.

Achieving The Impossible - A Fearless Leader. A Fragile Earth. (2010)

I resolved to follow my dream. I wanted to push every boundary. I wanted to swim further than anyone else. I wanted to cross seas and round capes that no one had dreamed of swimming before. And I wanted to swim in waters that were so cold no one thought it was possible to survive in them. And though it promised to make me poor and would take away the security provided by a career in law, that didn’t worry me.

Achieving The Impossible - A Fearless Leader. A Fragile Earth. (2010)

You must not dither – swim like you’re running through a minefield.

Outside Magazine, 13 April 2009

There’s nothing more chilling than swimming across open sea, where recently there used to be a solid glacier.

Address to the House of Lords (19 November 2010)