swim toward

swim toward (someone or something)

To move toward someone or something by swimming. We began swimming toward shore when we saw the dark storm clouds gathering on the horizon. That's it, sweetie! Keep kicking you legs and paddling with your arms as you swim toward me.
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swim toward someone or something

to swim in the direction of someone or something. Jeff swam toward the drowning man and helped him. I swam toward the boat.
See also: swim, toward
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I abandoned the canoe and started to swim toward the schooner, expecting to be picked up by the boat before I got there.
With the rate at which they went, the islet seemed to swim towards them like a ship; a ship with a very high prow--or, to speak more strictly, a very high funnel.
The driver said he swam after the still-running Jet Ski and his passenger tried to swim toward the boat dock but went under and never surfaced.
He said passengers and boat operators were thrown off the wooden vessel, and had to swim toward the riverbank while others were rescued by other motorboat operators.
They injected tens of thousands of the robots into the eye and used a surrounding magnetic field to rotate the nano-propellers, making them swim toward the eye.
'We did not return fire so as not to compromise our location but we were yelling to him to just swim toward us,' Altamera said.
Researchers found that this antioxidant improves sperm motility, or its ability to swim toward an egg, by 6.5 percent to 8 percent.
gray sea An oceanic blankness with no shores to swim toward This was not
Ioannou, who was kept in the dark about the predictions of the computer simulations, trained shiners to swim toward either yellow or blue marks in a tank for a treat.
The three men tried to coax the canines to swim toward them, but the smaller one, Leo, was stuck in the mud and the larger, Spike, was faithfully standing by his companion.
only swim toward you But you don't listen you never listen
Decoys swim toward you when pulling the rig, and away when the system's bungee retracts.
BUT I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA THAT THE DECISION TO ENJOY the stable consolations of religion assigns me to the camp of the sanctimonious ones who stay put when others, desperate to be transformed, swim toward Jesus.
At the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., lap swimmers can swim toward the stretch of waves ahead of them without the mess of salt, sand and sea creatures.
Emily is strong and determined, however, and she does her best to swim toward land, far off though it may be.