Swimming Conversation Questions

Swimming, a skill that goes beyond mere physical activity, often sparks intriguing conversations.

From the basics of whether one can swim to the profound impact it has on our lives, let’s delve into a pool of swimming-related question.

Swimming Terminology

Here are some common swimming terms:

  1. Freestyle: The front crawl stroke, often considered the fastest and most efficient swimming style.
  2. Backstroke: A swimming stroke where the swimmer is on their back, moving arms in a circular motion.
  3. Breaststroke: A swimming stroke characterized by the frog-like kick and a circular arm motion.
  4. Butterfly Stroke: A stroke where both arms move simultaneously in a circular motion, and the legs perform a dolphin kick.
  5. Medley: A race where swimmers use all four strokes in a specific order – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.
  6. Lane Lines: Dividers in the pool that separate each lane, reducing turbulence caused by swimmers in adjacent lanes.
  7. Kickboard: A floating device used for swim training, allowing swimmers to focus on their kicking technique.
  8. Pull Buoy: A buoyant device placed between the legs during training to isolate upper body strength and technique.
  9. False Start: When a swimmer leaves the starting block or platform before the starting signal, resulting in disqualification if detected.

Swimming Discussion Questions

Here are additional swimming-related conversation questions classified by categories:

Let’s start with swimming discussion questions related to personal life:

  1. Can you swim?
  2.  How far can you swim?
  3. Are you a good/strong swimmer?
  4. Are you a fast swimmer?
  5. Do you like swimming? Why do you like it?
  6. How old were you when you learned to swim? Was that a good age to learn?
  7. How and where did you learn to swim?
  8. Where is the best place to swim near your home?
  9. Who taught you how to swim?
  10. Did you take formal swimming lessons, or not?
  11. Do you still take formal swimming lessons?
  12. Have you ever participated in a swimming competition or race?
  13. How often do you swim?
  14. Does your home have a swimming pool?

Swimming Preferences

These are some discussion questions about Swimming Preferences

  1. Do you prefer swimming in a swimming pool or in the sea, in a river, or in a lake?
  2. Do you swim equally well with all the strokes?
  3. What type of swimming stroke do you find most challenging?
  4. Do you go swimming all year round or just in summer?
  5. Do you prefer to wear goggles when swimming? Why or why not?
  6. Do you have a favorite swimming spot? If so, where is it and why?

Swimming Questions: Health and Fitness

These are some swimming discussion questions about Health and Fitness

  1. Do you think swimming is an important skill? Why?
  2. Is swimming a good way to lose weight?
  3. What are the health benefits of swimming?
  4. Can swimming be considered a low-impact exercise?
  5. What are the benefits of swimming in a pool versus open water?
  6. Would you consider trying out unconventional water activities, such as water polo?
  7. How do you stay in shape for swimming? Do you have a specific training routine?

Have you Ever Questions about Swimming?

These are some examples of have you ever questions about Swimming

  1. Have you ever been snorkeling/diving? Would you like to?
  2. Have you ever had any bad experience regarding swimming?
  3. Have you ever had the risk of drowning? 
  4. Have you ever swum in an infinity pool?
  5. Have you ever swam in the ocean?
  6. Have you ever lost something in the water while swimming?
  7. Have you ever had to save anyone from drowning?
  8. Have you ever done a life-saving course?
  9. Have you ever taken part in synchronized swimming or water aerobics?
  10. Have you ever suffered cramps while swimming? If so, what did you do?

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English