1. a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets
; - Example: "he was an Olympic swimmer"
2. a person who travels through the water by swimming
; - Example: "he is not a good swimmer"[syn: swimmer, natator, bather]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swimmer \Swim"mer\, n.
1. One who swims.
2. (Far.) A protuberance on the leg of a horse.
3. (Zool.) A swimming bird; one of the natatores.
Little swimmer (Zool.), a phalarope.