Easy Swim Component - Create/Add Swimmable Water Volumes - Swimming Animations

Alid0n - Blueprints - Jul 13, 2020

Easy Swimming Component is a networked drag and drop component that makes it easy to add swimming to your character and make any water swimmable, including swim animations, effects, post processing, and more.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.23 - 4.27, 5.0
  • Download Type
    Complete Project
    This product contains a full Unreal Engine project folder, complete with Config files, Content files and .uproject file, which can be used as a template to create a new project.

Experience with blueprints is HIGHLY recommended. This is made for the third person template but can be used with any template as long as you have some experience. Please do not purchase if you are completely new to unreal engine.

Video: Trailer

Video: 4.26 Update (Water Plug-in Compatibility Display)

Video: Integration Show Case

Discord: Support Discord

Doc: Documentation

Playable Demo: Download

Easy Swim Component is a component based swimming project, that makes it easy to add and set up, while still giving favorable swimming results. There are many built in features that give a good foundation to expand upon for your personal project. Compatible with third person projects including platformers.

Make any water volume swimmable in minutes.

Uses a component and interface to make migrating as simple as possible.

All blueprints are heavily commented and organized.


  • Water volumes with a customizable water material example
  • Water exclusion volumes - negate the water volume (for creating air pockets, under-water caves, etc.)
  • Unreal Engine Water Plug In Support (Multiple Z heights, rivers, etc)
  • 4D Swimming
  • Swim locking
  • Anti-surface pop - so character does not jump out of water when touching the surface
  • Post process effects - reacts to different water settings
  • Swim 'sprinting'
  • Swim up/down
  • Drowning
  • Special jumps when jumping into water
  • 19 swimming animations and 4 jump loops
  • Particles and events on specific points of contact
  • Easy to add to existing projects and set up
  • Network replicated

Technical Details

Number of Blueprints: 4 (Plus example actors)

  1. Easy Swimming Component
  2. Swim_BPI
  3. Easy Water Volume
  4. Water Negation Volume (For creating air pockets inside the water volume)

Number of Animations:

  • 19 Swimming
  • 4 jumping
  • 1 idle
  • 3 fist pumping

Input: (Gamepad, Keyboard)

Network Replicated: (Yes)

Supported Development Platforms: (PC, Console) Should work on any though

Support Discord: https://discord.gg/ugB4dXU

Make sure to enable the Water Plug In by epic games before migrating into your project


  • Some blueprint knowledge and experience is still required
  • Player pawn does NOT have buoyancy
  • This works with the 4.26 water plug in but does not support large waves.