Fun Facts

I thought we would share some fun pool facts that you might enjoy…. great for trivia players!

• The Bikini swimsuit was named after a US nuclear testing site in South Pacific called Bikini Atoll

• Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles and helps reduce stress. It’s a great low impact exercise especially good for those who have arthritis or are recovering from joint surgery

• Swimming dates back to 2500 BC. Ancient Egypt drawings show people swimming

• Swim Fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin

• Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896

• In 1975, President Gerald Ford had a  swimming pool built at the White House. There is a secret underground passage that let’s the first family and their guests get to from the White House to the pool without going outside!

 

 

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