With the weather changing in our area, many people are feeling a bit more tired during the day, a bit more depressed, a bit slower…. think we all could use some ‘brain knowledge’ and fun facts to perk us up. So here are a few pool fun facts, at least semi-related to swimming and pools that everyone should know (well, guess ‘should know’ is a bit of a stretch) 🙂
- The average person produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in his or her lifetime — that’s enough spit to fill TWO swimming pools!
- The bikini swimsuit was named after a U.S. nuclear testing site in the South Pacific called Bikini Atoll.
- The most popular freestyle stroke is the crawl, considered the fastest stroke.
- The first ocean liner with a swimming pool was the Titanic.
- Over 50% of world-class swimmers suffer from shoulder pain.
- 13 million gallons of water evaporate per hour from US swimming pools. (Guess more people need to use a pool cover!!!)
Elephants can swim up to 20 miles or 32.19 kilometers a day
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first US president to have an indoor swimming pool built at the White House
- The world’s largest swimming pool is 3,324 feet long. It can be found at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. It holds 66 million gallons of water and is 20 times longer than an Olympic-sized swimming pool! It cost more than $1.6 billion dollars to build!!!!