ASL sign for: swimming

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

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.

Related signs: dolphin kick, flutter kick, frog kick.

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.

ASL printable for swimming
ASL written for SWIMMING

Written ASL digit for "SWIM/SWIMMING" contributed by Jolanta in the ASLwrite community, 2018.

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