ASL sign for: swimming

Definition

To move in water by movements of the body or parts of the body, especially the arms and legs.

Note

In the case of fish or any animal with a tail and fins, this ASL sign doesn't apply. Use the classifier for fish swimming instead.

Sentence example

Gloss: /\RIVER/\ /\MY BROTHER/\ IX1 CAN SWIM CL:bank(passive hand) CL:1-across-river(pathline+aah).

English equivalent: My brother can swim across the river.

Assertion (nodding) for CAN; mouthing "aah" for the pathline which indicates a long (or slow thus long) swim. The pathline has a shaking movement which indicates a long or slow and long path.

Printable for swimming

ASL printable for swimming