Take a look at this expressions.
Sailing ----> Travel in a boat that is powered by wind
For a little while -----> for a short amout of time
Take a dip -----> a swim
Doddy-paddling ------> swim like a dog
Breast stroke -------> way of swimming where the person moves the arms and legs in a half circle in front of them; like a frog.
straight towards ------> directly in the direction of something