With the summer in full swing you may be looking for some happy quotes about our favorite summer activity: swimming! If the pool is your happy place then we’ve got some great pool quotes for you. As an added bonus you’ll have plenty of caption ideas for your Instagram post.
Here’s the scoop on the perfect summer, swimming, and pool quotes!
1. Life is a swimming pool. You can either just float around and do nothing or you can swim laps and make progress. It’s up to you. – Unknown
2. If there are self-help books on how to make yourself happier, there should be a section at least on how to jump into cold water because it works every time and it’s free. – Wim Hof
3. The water is my favorite place to be. Whether it’s a swimming pool, ocean, or just in the shower, I feel most at home and relaxed when I’m around water.
4. When you’re swimming, you don’t need music, you don’t need anything except yourself. Just swim. – Diana Nyad
5. “Just keep swimming.” -Dory from Finding Nemo
This Disney classic is the perfect pool caption!
6. “I want to be like a dolphin swimming freely in the vastness of an ocean.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
7. “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is the story of the earth.” -Rachel Carson
8. “The water does not resist. The water simply surrounds you. You are the one who resists and then feels powerless. Flow with the go.” -Alan Watts
9. “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen
10. “You know that feeling when you get out of the pool after swimming laps and your muscles are all warm and tingly? That’s called feeling alive.” – Unknown
11. “Always be like water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.” – Santosh Kalwar
What better way to spend your day than with a pool day with your good friends? From pineapple, pool floats to a poolside glass of wine you are sure to make the best memories with your friends!
12. A swimming pool is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. – Johnny Weissmuller
13.”The pool is a great place to think. I get some of my best ideas when I’m floating around in the water.” – Michael Phelps
14. “When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.” – Autumn Morning Star
15. “There’s something about swimming that just feels so good. The water surrounds you and supports you, and it’s endlessly fascinating to move through it.” – Diana Nyad
16. “Swimming is such a freeing feeling – you’re weightless and floating.” – Michael Phelps
17. “As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.”- Lao Tzu
18. “Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci
19. “Without water, nothing grows.” – African Proverb
20. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau
21. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley
22. “I am the water, and I flow from high places to low places, seeking the perfect place to quench my thirst.” – Maya Lin
23. “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is the story of the earth.” – Rachel Carson
24. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
25. “I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean where it meets the land. And I am constantly inspired by the colors, textures, and patterns in nature.” – Andy Goldsworthy
26. “The water tells none of its secrets.” – Nikos Engonopoulos
27. “It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told.” – Rumi
28. “It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” -Nicholas Sparks
29. “Running water never grows stale so you just have to keep on flowing.” -Bruce Lee
30. “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.” – E.E. Cummings
31. “Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.” – Wallace Stevens
32. “Water is soft and humble, but it is the most powerful and is the most endurable.” – Debasish Mridha
33. “Life in us is like the water in a river.” – Henry David Thoreau
34. “There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
35. “You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.” – Mitch Albom
While poolside days are so much fun they can also help you to achieve the ultimate peace of mind.
36. “I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” – John O’Donohue
37. “Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood
38. “I am like the water that runs over me, immune to permanence, recycling endlessly. I am water; I am life. The form may change, but the substance stays the same. Strike me down and I will rise again.” – Rick Yancey
39. “The ocean is a mighty harmonist.” -William Wordsworth
40. “When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.” – Leonardo da Vinci
41. “Find me wherever the pool floats are.” – Unknown
There is nothing better than floating in the pool soaking up the sun. Of course, having the perfect pool float is essential to enhance the experience!
42. “Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter.” – The Little Mermaid
Sometimes you just want to live that mermaid life.
43. “Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine
44. “But you gotta keep right on kicking and swimming upstream.” – Ricky Van Shelton, ‘Swimming Upstream’.
45. “Happiness is all about making your own waves.” – Unknown
46. “I can’t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits.” – Leisel Jones
Next on our list of summer, swimming, and pool quotes is this one by Leisel Jones. What a perfect way to show that you are getting the ‘swim of things’!
47. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus
48. “Poolside is my best side.” – Unknown
49. “Swimming is simply moving meditation.” -Caeser Nikko Cahrian
50. “A good swimmer is one who knows how to swim through the river of life without drowning.” – Michael Bassey Johnson.
51. “A man of wisdom delights in water.” – Confucius
52. “To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself.” – Masaru Emoto
53. “Water is the soul of the Earth.” – Lucy Larcom
54. “And I say: Look, it’s me swimming. Look, it’s me swimming. Off to the sea.” – Mary Epworth, ‘Me Swimming’.
55. “Your songs remind me of swimming.” – Florence +The Machine, ‘Swimming’.
Songs can also make some cute pool captions for your social media sites.
56. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – A. A. Milne
57. “It’s all about living in the ocean, being wild and free.” – Indiana Evans, ‘No Ordinary Girl’.
58. “I just wanna be, swimmin’ in the sea.” – Chantelle Defina & Jack Dacy, ‘I just Wanna Be’.
59. “I am like water so to say, I will find my way!” – Md. Ziaul Haque
60. “How one raindrop marries the other and forms an ocean of love.” – Suyasha Subedi
61. “Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.” – Paulo Coelho
62. “Water is always working, reorganizing the land.” – Tim Palmer
63. “Like roots finding water, we always wind up moving towards what sustains us.” – Mark Nepo
64. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” – Mikhail Lermontov
65. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
66. “On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Jamie Dornan
67. “See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows, how far it goes.” – Auli’i Cravalho, ‘How Far I’ll Go’.
68. “Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.” – Vanessa Paradis
69. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don’t let yourself indulge in vain wishes.” – Laurence J. Peter
70. “Water belongs to us all. Nature did not make the sun one person’s property, nor air, nor water, cool and clear.” – Michael Simpson
Another great quote is this Michael Simpson one about the beauty of clear water.
71. “We could ride the surf together.” – The Beach Boys, ‘Little Surfer Girl’.
72. “A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” – William Wordsworth
73. “There’s hope at the bottom of the biggest waterfall.” – Patrick Ness
74. “When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world.” – Henry David Thoreau
This one is perfect for the best sunrises on the beach.
75. “Grace is finding a waterfall when you were only looking for a stream.” – Vanessa Hunt
76. “You are not a drop in an ocean. You are an entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi
77. “Love me like water, deep as the sea, pure as water, wild as the ocean.” – Kupi Kaur
This is one of our favorite pool captions! What better way to show off your poolside photo than with an inspirational quote?
78. “Water is the vehicle of nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
79. Run wild and free like a waterfall.” – Anamika Mishra
80. “Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall.” – Bob Ross
81. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
82. “Look with open eyes and you will see the beauty of a waterfall.” – Anthony Hincks
83. “I could float in the pool for hours, just letting the water carry me.” – Jill Scott
84. Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like summer to me.” – Unknown
85. “No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” – Taoist proverb
86. “I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” – Susan Branch
87. “Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.” – Kellie Elmore
This is one of the best pool captions for your Instagram account! Who doesn’t love to rock their favorite pair of flip flops while living that bikini kinda life?
88. “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” – Alan Watts
89. “In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” – Leonardo da Vinci
90. In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry
91. “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer
Bring on the hot tubs, splash spots, and crazy pool parties!
92. “Summer means happy times and good sunshine.” – Brian Wilson
93. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden
94. “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” – L.M. Montgomery
This is a great quote for those sunny days at the start of summer.
95. “Be like water, which is fluid & soft & yielding, as, in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid & hard. Therefore, what is soft is strong.” – Anonymous
96. “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Wallace Stevens
97. “In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams
The best way to celebrate the good summer times is by singing and swimming!
98. “Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.” – Crystal Middlemas
99. “Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass, count the stars, sit on a branch and study the clouds.” – Regina Brett
100. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph
101. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han
102. “Seas the day!” – Unknown
103. “The tan lines fade but the memories last forever.” – Unknown
104. “My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near to the ocean’s edge as I can go.” – Henry David Thoreau
105. “Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit the ground.” – Kim Young-ha
106. “At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour, but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” – Unknown
There is something about the beach on a hot summer day that helps you to see the infinite possibilities of life.
107. Good vibes and high tides.” – Unknown
This is the perfect caption to reflect the mood of the day!
108. “I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.” – Helen Keller
109. “Smell the sea and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison, “Into The Mystic”
110. “Beach hair, don’t care.” – Unknown
For funny pool captions, this is a classic!
111. “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” — John F Kennedy
112. “Life’s just right with the beach in sight.” – Unknown
113. “Ride the wave.” – Unknown
Get ready to enjoy a crazy day in the spirit of summer!
114. “Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.” – Unknown
115. “Just keep swimming.” – Dory, ‘Finding Nemo’.
There is no such thing as too much water.
116. “Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out into the ocean.” – Christopher Reeve
117. “Let the sea set you free.” – Unknown
This is a good caption to go under your beautiful picture!
118. “Go with the flow.” -Unknown
119. “This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.” – Dennis Rodman
120. “When water falls, it flies.” – Anthony T. Hincks
121. “Happiness comes in waves.” – Unknown
122. “Always keep a little ocean in your heart.” – Unknown
123. “Summer days drifting away but oh those summer nights.” – Sandy, ‘Grease’.
124. “A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins
125. “If crabby, please return to the beach.” – Unknown
Let everyone know that the beach is the right place for you!
126. ” The Ocean is more ancient than the mountains and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.” – H. P. Lovecraft
127. “Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.” – Jalaluddin Rumi
128. “Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” – Debasish Mridha
129. “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace
130. “In order to reflect, think and plan, you must quiet yourself. You can’t see your reflection in churning waters. Water must be still to see your reflection.” – Karen Susman
131. “The ocean is calling, and I must answer.” – Unknown
Next is one of the best captions for your summertime photos! Show off your beach game and make a splash.
132. “Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” -Wallace Stevens
133. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James
134. “Here comes the sun, and I say, it’s alright.” – The Beatles, ‘Here Comes The Sun’.
135. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
136. “I’m getting the swim of things.” – Unknown
137. “Who’s up for a game of Marco Pollo?” – Unknown
This is one of our favorite swimming pool captions for your photos! Who doesn’t love a game of Marco Pollo with friends?
138. “A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau
139. “Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.” – Yoko Ono
140. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi
141. “Pool hair, don’t care!” – Unknown
As one of the classic pool Instagram captions, this one is sure to share your good mood with the world!
142. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison
143. “In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible.” – Sarah Dessen
144. “O, Sunshine! The most precious gold to be found on earth.” – Roman Payne
Who doesn’t love to get out and enjoy the warm weather?
145. “Rejoice as summer should chase away sorrows by living.” – Melissa Marr
146. “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter
147. “Nothing like a little bit of pool time!” – Unknown
148. “Think of the day alive with sunshine, not the dismal days of rain.” – Robert E. Farley
149. “Summer is always good for lazy days.” – Unknown
150. “Relaxed state of mind.” – Unknown
151. “If ok is a grain of sand, you’re the whole beach. If ok is a drop of water, you’re the whole Caribbean.” – Blue Lagoon, ‘The Awakening’.
152. “When you have the whole pool to yourself.” – Unknown
This is a perfect caption for your cute pool photos!
153. “Can sitting by the pool be my day job already?” – Unknown
154. “I think I was a mermaid in a past life.” – Unknown
155. “I’m swimming, I’m swimming, I’m swimming.” – Chase Atlantic, ‘Swim’.
156. “Want to play mermaids?” – Unknown
You can use this and other Tik Tok trends for some funny summer pool captions!
157. “Cause I’m no ordinary girl, I’m from the deep blue underworld.” – Indiana Evans, ‘No Ordinary Girl’.
158. “Water is the best medicine.” – Unknown
159. “Is that new perfume? No, that’s chlorine.” – Unknown
160. “We’re cool for the summer.” – Demi Lovato, ‘Cool for the Summer’.
161. “To the infinity pool, and beyond!” – Unknown
This play on Buzz Lightyear’s famous quote is perfect for all of your pool pictures!
162. “A pool kid is a cool kid.” – Unknown
163. “When I met you in the summer.” – Calvin Harris, ‘Summer’.
164. “Some of the best memories are made in swimsuits.” – Unknown
165. “Just look at the world around you. Right here on the ocean floor! Such wonderful things surround you. What more are you lookin’ for?” – The Little Mermaid, ‘Under The Sea’.
166. “My favorite part of the day is playing in the pool.” – Unknown
167. “We’re a bunch of pool girls!” – Unknown
168. “Never too cool for the pool!” – Unknown
169. “Made for sunny days.” – The Weepies, ‘I Was Made For Sunny Days’.
170. We’re some really cool dudes!” – Unknown
171. “I’ll race you to the end of the pool!” – Unknown
This is perfect if you are looking for some good sassy quotes!
172. “Life under the sea. Is better than anything they got up there!” – The Little Mermaid, ‘Under The Sea’.
173. “This is me before my epic cannonball.” – Unknown
174. “Let the good times roll!” – Louis Jordan
Couple this with a picture of pool gear with pink flamingos and you are golden!
175. “I’m on Baywatch.” – Unknown
176. “Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long!” – Kid Rock, ‘All Summer Long’.
177. “Oh, when I look back now. That summer seemed to last forever! And if I had the choice. Yeah, I’d always wanna be there. Those were the best days of my life!” – Bryan Adams, ‘Summer of ’69’.
178. “Enjoying my summer one splash at a time.” – Unknown
179. “Keep calm and swim on.” – Unknown
180. “While we’re devoting. Full-time to floating.” – The Little Mermaid, ‘Under The Sea’.
181. “Fact: There’s no graceful way to get on a pool float.” – Unknown
Different sources have confirmed this.
182. “Live this life of luxury. Lazin’ on a sunny afternoon. In the summertime.” – The Kinks, ‘Sunny Afternoon’.
183. “Hot summer nights, mid-July when you and I were forever wild.” – Lana Del Rey, ‘Young and Beautiful.’
184. “Live in a cosmic ocean.” – Jay Woodman
185. “Bring me the sunset in a cup.” – Emily Dickenson
186. “A pool party can’t solve everything, but it’s a good start.” – Unknown
187. “Happy as a clam.” – Unknown
This is the perfect caption to kick off pool season!
188. “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” – Nat King Cole, ‘Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer’.
189. “Girls just wanna have pool parties.” – Unknown
190. “Good times and tan lines.” – Unknown
191. “Just some night swim pool times.” – Unknown
192. “You can find me with the palm trees!” – Unknown
193. “Life looks better from a lounge chair.” – Unknown
This one is great for all of your pool pics!
194. “I’ve never met a pool float that I didn’t like.” – Unknown
195. “Ride with the tide.” – Unknown
196. “Surf’s up! – Unknown
197. “Everybody’s gone surfin’! Surfin’ U.S.A.” – The Beach Boys, ‘Surfin’ USA’.
198. “It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini!” – Brian Hyland, ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’.
199. “Grab the perfect wave, say hi to the sky. Surf surf sand. It’s a bikini wonderland. Summer’s on and we’ve gone…Surf surf crazy!” – Teen Beach Movie, ‘Surf, Surf Crazy’.
200. “It’s a summer paradise, crusin’ with the boys and girls.
Surfin’ day and night, everybody shootin’ the curl.” – Teen Beach Movie, ‘Surf’s Up’.
We hope you enjoyed this list of our 200 favorite captions and quotes for swimming, summer, and the pool!
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