Fun Swim Facts

July 7, 2017

 

 

Who doesn't love relaxing in a pool during the hot summer months? When I love something as much as I love a cool dip, I want to know everything about it.  Hare are some fun facts about your favorite summer activity.



- Elephants can swim as many as 20 miles a day — they use their trunks as natural snorkels!

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

- Swimming is a great workout! It strengthens the heart, lungs and major muscles.  It's

also awesome at reducing stress.
 

 
- The turbopump on the Space Shuttle's main engine is powerful enough to drain an average-sized swimming pool in 25 seconds.

- Speedo has produced a fabric that copies shark's skin. This super cool fabric will make you even faster by letting you slice through the water easier!

 

 

 

- Ancient drawings and paintings found in Egypt depicting people swimming date back to 2500 BCE.

- Swim fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin.

 

 
- Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896.

- The first woman to swim the English Channel is Gertrude Ederle, who was actually just a teenager at that time in 1926.

- The first recorded swimming races were held in Japan in 36 B.C.

 

Swim on, adventurers, swim on!

 

 


 

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