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Swimming Pool Facts

News February 5, 2016

Looking for a little bit of trivia to share with your friends and relatives?

We’ve found some of the most interesting information about swimming and swimming pools for you to stump people with! Check out all of the stats below.

Swimming Pool Sizes & Records

~ The Titanic was the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool.

~ Belgium is home to the world�s deepest swimming pool � parts of it descend to a depth of 108 feet.

~ There are 10.4 million residential swimming pools in the United States.

~ The Deep Eddy Swimming Pool (in Austin) is the oldest known concrete swimming pool.

Swimming / Swimming Pool History

~ The act of swimming can currently be traced back to 2500 BC. Drawings have been found in the �Cave of Swimmers� depicting people swimming way back then.

~ Olympic swimming is 120 years old this year! Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896.

~ President Gerald Ford added the outdoor swimming pool to the White House in 1975.

~ One of the noble skills of the Samurai was swimming.

Swimming / Swimming Pool Popularity

~ The average person swims in a swimming pool 6 times per year.

~ Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children and teens (ages 7-17) and is the fourth overall most popular recreational activity in the United States.

Miscellaneous Swimming / Swimming Pool Facts & Trivia

~ Elephants can swim as many as 20 miles per day.

~ Niagara Falls has enough water to fill up all the swimming pools in the United States in less than three days.

~ The most popular game played in swimming pools is Marco Polo.

~ The most popular way to jump in a swimming pool is by cannonball.


Do you know any other interesting facts about swimming and swimming pools? Share them in the comments – we’d love to hear them!