Swimming conversation questions
Swimming is a healthy hobby and sport that most people that live near water can do. It makes for an interesting conversation topic for just about everyone.
This discussion about swimming is fairly easy and can be used for pre-intermediate level ESL speakers and above. The hardest terms and words in it are – rather, float, hold your breath, swum, hot spring, temperature, naked, equipment, style, point, fear, and dive.
The swimming conversation questions are –
Can you swim well? How far can you swim? How did you learn to swim?
Where would you rather swim, at the beach, in a river, in a lake, or swimming pool?
When was the last time you went swimming? Where and who did you go with?
Can you float on water? Why do you think that some people can and some cannot?
For how long do you think you can hold your breath while you are underwater?
Have you ever swum in a hot spring? What temperature was the water?
Do most people in your country know how to swim? Is swimming taught at school?
What animals have you seen while swimming in the water? How close were they?
Can you think of 3 different kinds of animals that are unable to swim?
Where is the best place to swim near your home? What is the water like there?
Would you ever like to go swimming with sharks? Why or why not?
What are some of the dangers of swimming? What things can happen?
Have you ever been skinny dipping (swum naked)? Would you like to try it?
What kinds of clothing and equipment do people wear and use when they swim?
How would you teach someone to swim? Where would be the best place to do it?
Have you ever lost something in the water while swimming? What was it?
Does your home have a swimming pool? Does anyone you know have a pool?
Do you know the names of any swimming styles in English? Can you do them?
Have you ever felt fear while you were swimming? What made you feel scared?
Where’s a place that you would never go swimming? Why wouldn’t you swim there?
What is the most popular place for people to go swimming in your country?
Are there any water parks where you live? What things are inside water parks?
What is the highest point from which you have jumped or dived into the water?
Notes on the swimming conversation questions
Here are a few things you might find helpful while discussing or after finishing the swimming conversation questions.
Question 10 asks students to think of animals that can’t swim. This often stirs up a bit of debate as surprising most animals, even elephants are capable of swimming. Some of the animals that can’t swim are the owl, peacock, rhinoceros, gorilla, hippopotamus, prairie dogs, parrots, and most birds.
Question 19 Asks about swimming styles. Some of these include- doggy paddle, freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, sidestroke, treading, and sculling.