Fast Swim

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Fast swim performed in Sandover Village

Fast swimming is a technique that allows Jak to swim faster than usual. It is performed by tapping the analog stick forward and allowing it to return to neutral in a regular rhythm.

Fast swimming can be performed in Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II: Renegade, and Jak 3.


Jak's swimming animation consists of a section where he moves fast, followed by a section in which he moves more slowly. By repeatedly tapping the analog stick forward and allowing it to return to neutral, only the first part of the animation is completed, allowing the player to use only the fast part of the animation repeatedly without the slow part being used.


Fast swim documented in a 2003 post on

It is not currently known how or by whom this technique was discovered, though there are records on noting its existence as early as 2003.

Movement Techniques in the Jak and Daxter series
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Boosted UppercutEco BoostExtended UppercutFall Damage Animation CancelFast SwimGround Cancel JumpIce MomentumInfinite BounceJump Pad One FrameJump Pad Hitbox ExtensionLava WalkProxy JumpQuad JumpRocket UppercutWater HopsWater RolljumpWet FeetZoom Walk
Jak II: Renegade AbahbounceBoosted UppercutExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Proxy JumpRocket UppercutVehicle ClipVehicle FlingVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater Rolljump
Jak 3 AbahbounceBoosted UppercutConcussor Spin JumpExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimGlitch High JumpInfinite Flight GlitchJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Peace Maker LaunchProxy JumpRocket UppercutSpeed ZoomerVehicle ClipVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater RolljumpWave Concussor Infinite Jumps
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