ASL sign for: swimming

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.

Sentence or phrase

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

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