Dream Dictionary

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There are many factors within this dream to consider.

For example, if you are swimming and enjoying the experience, then you feel your life is secure, and you feel loved. If the water is crystal blue, then you are beginning to evaluate your life, and work towards a better resolution to sort out your existing problems. The action of swimming in a dream shows that you are trying to overcome any problems in an effective way. Additionally, this dream signifies the potential of a successful life. If you are on the top of the water just drifting, and not fighting or swimming against the current, then it shows you need to be in a fluid situation.


In your dream you may haveā€¦

  • Moved though gliding water.
  • Float on water or another liquid.
  • Execute a particular stroke when swimming.
  • You are swimming.
  • You are drowning while swimming.
  • Swimming in the sea.
  • Swimming in running water, such as a river.
  • Swimming in clear water.
  • Swimming in a sea with big waves.
  • Swimming in turbid and agitated water.
  • Swimming in a swimming pool.
  • Learning to swim.
  • Seeing other people swimming.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • The dream was a pleasant experience.
  • Swimming was enjoyable.
  • You are able to treat the condition successfully.
  • The dream resulted in peace and happy times.

Detailed dream interpretation...

If the water supported you in anyway, for example if you were paddling rather than swimming, then things will begin to improve over the next few months. If you experienced a negative event, such as you were swimming against the current, then you may be feeling worried about the future, and this dream is a symbol of a cleansing period that is required in your life, in order to weave out any unsatisfactory problems.

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If you see yourself swimming in a river that is murky, it means you need to take care of yourself to prevent a minor illness. In a nutshell, any dream that signifies water is an ancient and universal symbol of your spiritual connection, and a signal of what is likely to come in the future.

To dream of a swimming pool is normally a symbolic indication that over time you need to refresh and renew your inner thoughts. Many people dream of swimming pools when it is time to move back into a more enjoyable and pleasurable activity. It is important to understand this dream indicates that you need to reconnect with your subconscious mind.

To dream of swimming in a peaceful swimming pool it means that things are going to be calm in the future. If the swimming pool was not clean then things are going to be slightly taxing in the forthcoming future. If in your dream you see yourself swimming strokes (breast stroke, front crawl etc), this represents an outstanding and very positive times ahead.

If the swimming pool has any problems, such as contamination or bad conditions, then this dream refers to a difficult problem in the near future. To dream of swimming among rubbish or strange objects it suggests that you are feeling annoyed about a friend, and it is time for you to get yourself back on track and take into account your possessions.


To swim with animals such as dolphins or whales it means that times area changing. Any dream that involves animals in a swimming pool indicates that you have heaps of energy, which sometimes swallows everything up. If you see a whale quietly swimming across the sea, then this dream means that you are independent. The dream should also teach you that you need to stop thinking about yourself, and start thinking about others. To dream of swimming in a river it indicates that some shifting towards a better life is ahead.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of swimming...
Having fun. Enjoying. Surprised. Content. Amazed. Happy. Jolly.

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