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17th May '18 5:01:06 PM Chocoholic1x1
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': How Annie Cresta won her games, outswimming the other tributes.

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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': How Annie Cresta won her games, outswimming the other tributes. Justified, as she lived in the district responsible for fishing and would have grown up being taught relevant trade skills like swimming.
1st Mar '18 8:09:07 PM vexusdylandasecond
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** Tide is a [[FishPeople fish person]], so of course he's going to be a fast swimmer!
1st Mar '18 7:20:26 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Due to being a lifeguard and friends with [[MakingASplash WG]], Corla is an incredibly great swimmer.
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29th Jan '18 11:17:13 AM BeerBaron
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* In the Franchise/TheElderScrolls it doesn't matter if you come from the deep desert or have lived in a city all your life, every player character knows how to swim well in full armour and carrying hundreds of pounds of gear. The Argonians have gills and are canonical likely to be good swimmers but that doesn't explain why the icy waters of [[TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] pose no challenge to them.

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* In the Franchise/TheElderScrolls it doesn't matter Present throughout ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series. The PlayerCharacter, regardless of race of background, can swim perfectly well even if you come from the deep desert or have lived they are in a city all your life, every player character knows how to swim well in full armour suit of armor and carrying hundreds of pounds of gear. The Argonians have Even the Khajiit, a CatFolk race with a desert homeland, [[CatsHateWater can swim without issue]]. Arguably Justified for the Argonians, LizardFolk with gills and who hail from a marshy homeland, who are canonical likely to be canonically good swimmers but (even conducting underwater guerilla warfare with this ExploitedImmunity). Less justified is that doesn't explain why they can even do this in, say, the icy frigid waters of [[TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] pose no challenge ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. This also applies to them. [=NPCs=] who, whether they are following you, chasing you, or simply accidentally wind up in water, can swim without issue.
8th Dec '17 7:37:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'': The titular Mario and Luigi. Apart from their SuperNotDrowningSkills, they've actually managed to out-swim ''torpedoes'' and can dash through the water in SuperMarioGalaxy by spinning, using their arms as propeller blades. Lampshaded in WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3, where Luigi points out that Mario can swim better than most fish. Sometimes other characters are this, as well, but not very often, and certainly never quite as swift as the Bros.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'': The titular Mario and Luigi. Apart from their SuperNotDrowningSkills, they've actually managed to out-swim ''torpedoes'' and can dash through the water in SuperMarioGalaxy ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' by spinning, using their arms as propeller blades. Lampshaded in WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3, ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', where Luigi points out that Mario can swim better than most fish. Sometimes other characters are this, as well, but not very often, and certainly never quite as swift as the Bros.
29th Oct '17 9:36:54 PM KillerClowns
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* ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' deconstructs this trope when the children are contemplating swimming a river to escape from the island they're trapped on. They note that the only one of them who would stand a real chance of actually making it to the other side is Susan, who has "won prizes for swimming", but Susan herself points out that without knowing the river or its currents, swimming it would be a ridiculously dangerous thing to do.

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* ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' deconstructs discusses and averts this trope when the children are contemplating swimming a river to escape from the island they're trapped on. They note that the only one of them who would stand a real chance of actually making it to the other side is Susan, who has "won prizes for swimming", but Susan herself points out that without knowing the river or its currents, swimming it would be a ridiculously dangerous thing to do.
1st Oct '17 11:51:36 AM Gamermaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' features ''actual'' Olympic swimming, but Animalympics being Animalympics, it takes it ''beyond'' Olympic swimming: When caught by a massive wave caused by his opponent, the ginormous Japanese orca [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealyFast Ono Nono]], the Californian otter Dean Wilson resorts to riding through the tube, using his own tail as a surf board. Granted, being from So-Cal, he is trained in doing this well enough to keep cool all the time, but he has certainly never trained switching to surfing while in the middle of a swimming race.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' features ''actual'' Olympic swimming, but Animalympics being Animalympics, it takes it ''beyond'' Olympic swimming: When caught by a massive wave caused by his opponent, the ginormous Japanese orca [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealyFast [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ono Nono]], the Californian otter Dean Wilson resorts to riding through the tube, using his own tail as a surf board. Granted, being from So-Cal, he is trained in doing this well enough to keep cool all the time, but he has certainly never trained switching to surfing while in the middle of a swimming race.
1st Oct '17 11:50:34 AM Gamermaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' features ''actual'' Olympic swimming, but Animalympics being Animalympics, it takes it ''beyond'' Olympic swimming: When caught by a massive wave caused by his opponent, the ginormous Japanese orca [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealFast Ono Nono]], the Californian otter Dean Wilson resorts to riding through the tube, using his own tail as a surf board. Granted, being from So-Cal, he is trained in doing this well enough to keep cool all the time, but he has certainly never trained switching to surfing while in the middle of a swimming race.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' features ''actual'' Olympic swimming, but Animalympics being Animalympics, it takes it ''beyond'' Olympic swimming: When caught by a massive wave caused by his opponent, the ginormous Japanese orca [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealFast [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealyFast Ono Nono]], the Californian otter Dean Wilson resorts to riding through the tube, using his own tail as a surf board. Granted, being from So-Cal, he is trained in doing this well enough to keep cool all the time, but he has certainly never trained switching to surfing while in the middle of a swimming race.
30th Jul '17 11:14:56 AM Abodos
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** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' where there's no underwater swimming and surface swimming is limited by a stamina meter. Because the former game is set on an ocean, this was done to prevent the player from traveling between the islands without the boat.

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** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' where there's no underwater swimming and surface swimming is limited by a stamina meter. Because the former game is set on an ocean, this was done to prevent the player from traveling between the islands without the boat. The latter game zig zags when it comes to the Zora Armor; it only slightly increases your swimming speed, but it also gives you the ability to swim straight up waterfalls rapidly.
4th Jul '17 8:32:17 PM Abodos
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** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' where there's no underwater swimming and surface swimming is limited by a stamina meter. Because the game is set on an ocean, this was done to prevent the player from traveling between the islands without the boat.

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** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' where there's no underwater swimming and surface swimming is limited by a stamina meter. Because the former game is set on an ocean, this was done to prevent the player from traveling between the islands without the boat.
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