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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Who Said Those Swimming Quotes?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Answers are below:

1. Just keep swimming.
A. Freda Streeter at Dover, England
B. Ned Denison during Cork Distance Week in Ireland
C. Dory in Finding Nemo (movie)

2. I swim as fast and as hard as I can for as long as I can.
A. Richard Weinberger at the FINA World Championships
B. Trent Grimsey standing on the English coast
C. Kevin Costner in The Guardian (movie)

3. The [jellyfish] will not sting you. The tops don't sting you.
A. Marlin, a clownfish in Finding Nemo
B. Penny Palfrey in the Cayman Islands
C. Darren Miller in the Molokai Channel

4. Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
A. Bruckner Chase in Amerika Samoa
B. Michael Phelps at poolside
C. Samuel De Bona in Rio de Janeiro

5. My preference is swimming in the sea. I find the sea is more liberating, wild and good fun rather than plodding up and down a pool.
A. Lexie Kelly in Long Beach, California
B. Jo Brand, English comedienne, writer and actress
C. Barbara Held in La Jolla, California

6. The water doesn't know how old you are.
A. Kevin Murphy crossing the English Channel
B. Dara Torres at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
C. Pat Gallant-Charette in the Strait of Gibraltar

7. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
A. Jamie Patrick
B. Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, lecturer, and poet
C. Ram Barkai

8. I never saved anything for the swim back.
A. Vincent in the movie Gattaca
B. Anne Marie Ward after completing a North Channel crossing
C. Grace van der Byl after setting a Catalina Channel record

9. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
A. Stephen Redmond swimming the Oceans Seven
B. Vicki Keith swimming in the Great Lakes
C. Michael Phelps after the Olympics

10. I am firm believer that you should keep swimming as long as you are having fun, but I can say that it becomes much more fun as you get older.
A. Anna-Carin Nordin swimming around the world
B. Angela Maurer, 2-time Olympic marathon swimmer
C. Scott Goldblatt, an Olympic freestyle medalist

11. You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
A. Martin Strel swimming in the Amazon
B. Lynne Cox, cold water swimming pioneer
C. Michael Phelps, Olympian

Answers:

1. "Just keep swimming," Dory in Finding Nemo.
2. "I swim as fast and as hard as I can for as long as I can," Kevin Costner in The Guardian.
3. "The [jellyfish] will not sting you. The tops don't sting you," Marlin, a clownfish in Finding Nemo.
4. "Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings," Michael Phelps.
5. "My preference is swimming in the sea. I find the sea is more liberating, wild and good fun rather than plodding up and down a pool," Jo Brand.
6. "The water doesn't know how old you are," Dara Torres.
7. "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
8. "I never saved anything for the swim back, Vincent in Gattaca.
9. "With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination," Michael Phelps
10. "I am firm believer that you should keep swimming as long as you are having fun, but I can say that it becomes much more fun as you get older," Scott Goldblatt.
11. "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get, Michael Phelps.

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