Do goats have the capability to swim in the ocean ? The answer is YES , as long as the waves are not too large . From birth, goats are natural swimmers that must find food in the wild. Wild goats and kri kri ibex will swim to get to new grazing areas, even if that requires swimming . Domesticated and hybrids goats are unlikely to swim, and most will avoid it. However, domesticated goats will not hesitate to swim if they need to get to new grazing areas . Wild goats are able to swim longer and further than domesticated goats .