Hi. I have no idea how to say this, so please help me.

When I looked into my son's room this morning, he was swinging/waving (around) (with) his pirate sword, pretending he was fighting with another pirate.

(I know I could say "playing around with" but that's not what I'm looking for.)

Thanks in advance.


he was swinging his pirate sword

he was waving his pirate sword around

If you say he was swinging it around, it seems to mean that he moved it 360 degrees around him in a continuous arc.