swim verb definition in Swimming topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

swim

 verb: Swimming topic
[intransitive, transitive] (of a person) to move through water in a horizontal position using the arms and legs I can't swim. The boys swam across the lake. We swam out (= away from land) to the yacht. They spent the day swimming and sunbathing. swim something Can you swim backstroke yet? How long will it take her to swim the Channel?