Swim vs Swimathon - What's the difference?

swim | swimathon |

As an initialism swim

is someone who isn't me; someone who isn't myself.

As a noun swimathon is

an event during which people swim in order to raise money for charity.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (archaic) To float.
  • * 2 Kings VI:6 (KJV)
  • And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim .
  • *Wm. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
  • Why, now, blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark! The storm is up and all is on the hazard.
  • To move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.}}
  • To traverse (a specific body of water, or a specific distance) by swimming; or, to utilize a specific swimming stroke; or, to compete in a specific swimming event.
  • ''For exercise, we like to swim laps around the pool.
    I want to swim the 200-yard breaststroke in the finals.
  • * Dryden
  • Sometimes he thought to swim the stormy main.
  • (uncommon) To cause to swim.
  • to swim a horse across a river
    Half of the guinea pigs were swum daily.
  • To be overflowed or drenched.
  • * Psalm VI:6 (KJV)
  • I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
  • * Thomson
  • Sudden the ditches swell, the meadows swim .
  • To immerse in water to make the lighter parts float.
  • to swim wheat in order to select seed

    Derived terms

    * sink or swim * swim like a fish * swimmer


    (en noun)
  • An act or instance of swimming.
  • I'm going for a swim .
  • The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.
  • (UK) A part of a stream much frequented by fish.
  • Derived terms

    * in the swim




    (en noun)
  • An event during which people swim in order to raise money for charity.