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Cool Facts & Stats About Swimming

COOL FACTS & STATS ABOUT SWIMMING There are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States. Thirty-six percent of children aged 7-17 years, and 15% of adults in the United States, swim at least six times per year. SWIM HISTORY Swim fins were invented Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896. by Benjamin Franklin. President Gerald Ford Swimming in the Olympics started as a men's event only but had the outdoor swimming pool built at the White House in 1975. In 1976, a pool women were able to house was added with a participate starting in secret, underground passage that lets the First Family and their guests to get from the White House to the pool without going 1912. outside. The Titanic was the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool and a gym. SWIMMING POOL MYTHS Chlorine turns hair green. The strong odor of chemicals indicates a clean, well-treated pool. POOL CHEMICAL There are pool chemicals that reveal urine in pool water. Chlorine gives people red-eye during swimming. FACTS & STATS! 65% of people in the U.S. don't 65% know how to swim. The slowest Olympic swim stroke is the breaststroke. Elephants can swim as many as 20 miles a day – they use their trunks as natural snorkels! Swimming works out all of the body's major muscles. POOL TOYS.COM

Cool Facts & Stats About Swimming

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Fun infographic that has facts and stats about swimming that you may have not known.



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