wading

Wading is the act of walking in shallow water. If you forget your bathing suit when you go to the lake, wading is a fun way to spend the day.

You can think of wading as a low-commitment alternative to swimming, since it doesn't require special gear and you won't even get your hair wet. Wading is a perfect activity on a hot day, and you can do it in a river, at the seashore, or in your own backyard, if you have a wading pool, a shallow, child-sized container of water. Just roll up your pants and step right in!

Definitions of wading
  1. noun
    walking with your feet in shallow water
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    type of:
    walk, walking
    the act of traveling by foot
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