lifeguard n.an expert swimmer employed to rescue people who get into difficulty in a swimming pool or at the beach
During the summer she worked as a lifeguard.
boating n.the activity of traveling on the water in a boat for pleasure
We decided to go boating.
diving n.the sport or activity of swimming or exploring underwater
He hesitated before diving into the icy water.
scuba diving n.the sport or pastime of swimming underwater using scuba gear
I first got hooked on scuba diving when I was twelve.
swimming n.the sport or activity of propelling oneself through water using the limbs
The doctor recommended swimming as the best all-around exercise.
kayaking n.the activity of traveling in a kayak
Everyone wears a life jacket while kayaking.
waterskiing n.a sport in which you are pulled along the surface of the water by a boat while balancing on a pair of skis
He offered to teach them water-skiing.
wakeboarding n.a sport in which you are pulled along the surface of the water by a boat while doing jumps and turns on a board
On offer at this little slice of heaven is water-skiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding.
surfing n.the sport of riding on a wave on a special board
Popular water sports include swimming, surfing, and water-skiing.
water polo n.a game played in the water in which two teams of swimmers try to get the ball into the other team's goal
They first went to the swimming pool to have a swim around and play a match with water polo.
combination n.the mixture you get when two or more things are combined
This drug can be safely used in combination with other medicines.
aquaphobia n.an abnormal fear of water, esp because of the possibility of drowning
You may have aquaphobia if you find that any source of water causes you an excessive amount of anxiety.
drown v.to (cause to) die by being unable to breathe underwater
He drowned in a boating accident.
struggle v.to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something
I've been struggling to understand this article all afternoon.
athletic a.relating to athletes or athletics
This college has a long tradition of athletic excellence.
recreational a.connected with ways of enjoying yourself when you are not working
They provide recreational opportunities for all age groups.
keep fit v.to keep in good physical condition
Our English teacher goes to keep-fit classes and does exercises every other day.
traumatize v.to shock and upset someone severely and for a long time
She was completely traumatized by the death of her mother.
coral n.a substance like rock, formed in the sea by groups of particular types of small animal, often used in jewelry
She was wearing a coral necklace.
coral reef n.a ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral
The small island is enclosed in the middle of the coral reef.
attract v.to pull or draw someone or something towards them, by the qualities they have, especially good ones
These flowers are brightly colored in order to attract butterflies.
fascinated a.extremely interested
They were absolutely fascinated by the game.
entrance v.to hold the complete interest and attention of someone
As soon as I met Peter, he entranced me because he has a lovely voice.
magnificent a.very good, beautiful, or deserving to be admired
The view from the top of the mountain is magnificent.
aquatic a.sports played in or on water
The athletes will be competing in aquatics and athletics.
assume v.suppose to be the case, without proof
If you haven't heard by Friday, assume I'm not coming.
curriculum n.the subjects studied in a school, college
She demanded to see the school's curriculum.