Well... this is kind of a big stretch. But hear me out.
Part of Samurott's design is based on the Japanese war fan, a weapon. Many Special attacks are no-contact, or graceful at times. The art of using Japanese war fans is called Tessenjutsu, quite graceful.
Japanese war fans were also used to direct other attacks, which ties into the no-contact thing that Special attacks have.
I understand that this is probably a huge stretch, but this is what I came up with.
Hope I helped!