Strange Facts about swimming and swimming pools will amaze you!

Strange Facts about swimming and swimming pools will amaze you!

Strange Facts about swimming and swimming pools will amaze you!

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Swimming and Pool Trivia To Share with Friends

From swimmingpool.com

Did you know that a vigorous hour of swimming in your inground swimming pool can burn up to 650 calories?  Not only that, the same hour of swimming will work all of your major muscle groups, prevent injuries, strengthen the heart and lungs, and actually burns more calories than biking or running.  This post from Swimmingpool.com gives you these useful facts about swimming and swimming pools, as well as some very interesting obscure trivia about pools.  Here are just some of the amazing facts in this post:

  • Ancient drawings and paintings found in Egypt depicting people swimming date back to 2500 BCE.
  • The Deep Eddy Swimming Pool, built in 1915, is the oldest known concrete swimming pool and was built in Texas.
  • The first recorded swimming races were held in Japan in 36 B.C.
  • The oldest known concrete swimming pool — the Deep Eddy Swimming Pool — was built in Texas in 1915.

And many, many more!  Click here to read more of these amazing facts