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200 Perfect Swimming, Pool, and Summer Quotes

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

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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

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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’.

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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

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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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