Tigers are seldom far from a water source. Excellent and powerful swimmers, tigers are often found during the day relaxing or waiting to ambush prey in ponds, streams, and rivers. They seek out water to swim while most cats avoid it.
They can swim for several hours at a time over long distances. They've been tracked swimming continuously for 100 km mi.). When they swim under water, it's usually at depths of only about 3 to m ft.) and can remain submerged for as long as two minutes.