'Go for a swim' and 'go swimming


What is the difference between 'go for a swim' and 'go swimming'? Actually I thought I knew it but because of the definition by some dictionaries, I got confused. Please help me out.


Cf. swim [countable]

a period of time that you spend swimming:

Let's go for a swim.


Why do we have to think about a period of time there? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

asked Nov 24 '12 at 03:51 Hans Contributor

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can i say " Are you going for swimming?"

link comment answered Oct 20 '16 at 16:48 Sulagna Banerjee New member

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