To swim like a fish = to swim well

The idiom “swim like a fish” is a common phrase native English speakers like to use when a person is very good at swimming. They have a lot of talent.

When you talk about a person who swims very well, you may say that they swim like a fish.

Read the dialogue and take the quiz below to test your comprehension.


Lucy: Did you see Derek at the pool yesterday?

Jack: Yes, I did.

Lucy: He swims like a fish. I was surprised.

Jack: I am not surprised. He is taking swimming lessons.

Talk about it: Talk about a person who swims well. Use the idiom “swims like a fish”.

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