"There's no way to get to that windmill place by land. So that's why I learned to swim."
— Swimmer

The Swimmer is a character from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds . He can be found in the east of Lake Hylia on a small island near the House of Gales. When Link first meets him, the Swimmer is stretching. He reminds Link to do his own stretches as well. However, upon realizing that Link is not worried about his stretches, he asks if Link is more concerned about the House of Gales behind him. He explains that Link can see it by "stretching" using the D-Pad, which allows him to see farther to one side and spot the dungeon. Because there is no way to reach the building by land, the Swimmer learned to swim so he could reach it anytime. However, even though he can reach it, it is initially impossible to enter, so the Swimmer suggests that they continue stretching.