40 Swimming Discussion Questions

Swimming is an excellent enjoyable and engaging topic that allows learners to enhance their English skills.

Conversations about swimming provide opportunities to learn new vocabulary, refine pronunciation, and strengthen grammar.

Moreover, delving into discussions about swimming aids in boosting their confidence when speaking English in casual conversations.

Casual Conversations:

  • Do you have any favorite swimming spots near your home?
  • How often do you go swimming for fun?
  • What’s your fondest memory of swimming?
  • Do you prefer swimming alone or with friends?
  • Have you ever had a spontaneous swimming adventure?

Competitive Swimming:

  • Have you ever participated in a swimming competition?
  • What do you think makes a great competitive swimmer?
  • Are there any famous swimmers you admire?
  • If you could compete in any swimming event, which one would it be?
  • How do you handle nerves before a swimming race?

Swimming Techniques:

  • Which swimming stroke do you find the most challenging?
  • Can you share any tips for improving your swimming technique?
  • Freestyle or breaststroke – which one do you enjoy more?
  • Have you ever tried learning a new swimming style?
  • What’s your secret to a perfect flip turn?

Water Safety:

  • What safety precautions do you take when swimming in open water?
  • Do you have any experience with water rescue techniques?
  • How important do you think swimming lessons are for water safety?
  • What’s your opinion on using life jackets or flotation devices?
  • Have you ever encountered a safety issue while swimming?

Swimming and Fitness:

  • How does swimming contribute to your overall fitness routine?
  • What benefits do you think swimming has for physical health?
  • Do you use swimming as a way to stay in shape?
  • What’s your favorite swimming workout routine?
  • Can you share any water-based exercises you find effective?

Swimming and Relaxation:

  • Is swimming a way for you to relax and unwind?
  • What’s your favorite time of day to go for a swim?
  • Do you prefer indoor or outdoor swimming for relaxation?
  • Have you ever tried meditation while swimming?
  • How does swimming help you de-stress?

Swimming Facilities:

  • Are there any unique swimming facilities or pools in your area?
  • What features do you appreciate in a good swimming pool?
  • Have you ever joined a swim club or group for regular sessions?
  • Do you think there are enough public swimming facilities in your city?
  • What improvements would you suggest for swimming facilities?

Swimming and Technology:

  • Have you ever used technology to track your swimming performance?
  • How do you feel about the use of tech in competitive swimming?
  • Are there any swimming apps or gadgets you find helpful?
  • Can technology enhance the swimming experience for beginners?

Open Water Swimming:

  • Have you ever tried open water swimming? How was the experience?
  • What challenges do you think are unique to open water swimming?
  • Are there any specific preparations needed for open water swims?
  • How does open water swimming compare to pool swimming for you?
  • What’s your dream location for an open water swim?

Social Aspects of Swimming:

  • Do you have any swimming traditions with your friends or family?
  • Have you ever made new friends through swimming activities?
  • What role does swimming play in your social life?
  • Are there any swimming events or festivals you look forward to?
  • How do you balance socializing with the focus needed for serious swimming training?

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English