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swim

a pool in a river good for fishing
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I still doubted whether it would be possible for such a swimmer as I was to drown himself.
Then a sudden commotion in the water behind the swimmer caught his attention.
With a prayer to her Maker she threw her hands above her head in the last effort of the drowning swimmer to clutch at even thin air for support--the current caught and swirled her downward toward the gorge, and, at the same instant her fingers touched and closed upon something which swung low above the water.
However, the vessel and the swimmer insensibly neared one another, and in one of its tacks the tartan bore down within a quarter of a mile of him.
It passed on, and Berande emerged in the bright sunshine as the three swimmers emerged from the sea.
The delicious monotony of life in our calm seclusion flowed on with me, like a smooth stream with a swimmer who glides down the current.
As he hung by the ladder, like a resting swimmer, the sea lightning played about his limbs at every stir; and he appeared in it ghastly, silvery, fishlike.
She had not gone any great distance that is, what would have been a great distance for an experienced swimmer.
I am a good swimmer (though without pretending to rival Byron or Edgar Poe, who were masters of the art), and in that plunge I did not lose my presence of mind.
Still their sufferings from hunger and thirst were great; but there was a Sandwich Islander on board, an expert swimmer, who found his way into the cabin, and occasionally brought up a few bottles of wine and porter, and at length got into the rum, and secured a quarter cask of wine.
All the girls drew onward to the spot where the cows were grazing in the farther mead, the bevy advancing with the bold grace of wild animals--the reckless unchastened motion of women accustomed to unlimited space--in which they abandoned themselves to the air as a swimmer to the wave.
He exults in it as the strong swimmer in the heaving billows, as the athlete in the wrestle, the soldier in the battle.