Mice are good swimmers, and they have the ability to swim for prolonged periods of time. However, it is not an activity that mice enjoy as it causes a great amount of anxiety.
Through research where scientists placed mice in watery environments, it was found that although the rodents are able to swim, they try to exit the water at the first opportunity.
Mice are also able to swim underwater. Because of their swimming skills, adult mice typically do not drown when it rains. However, if a flood occurs, adult mice often move to higher elevations. They sometimes leave their young behind in order to save themselves.