swimming-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: moving through water

Commentary: Moving through water, usually as a sport. Not a one-time event, but an activity or process.

I got into USA Swimming in high school.
Swimming is good exercise.
John was a swimming official at the Olympics.
I studied the swimming of fish for a biology project.
Is the swimming of the chemical blob a goal-oriented behavior?

PropBank: swimming.01
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: specific act of swimming

Commentary: SWIMMING[+event] A specific act of swimming, as a one-time event. Can be bounded by time.

This trophy commemorates the first swimming of the English Channel.
The swimming of the race will occur at noon, and it will take approximately three minutes.

PropBank: swimming
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: -