10 Amazing Swim Facts


Swimming is a really cool activity. Here are 10 amazing swim facts to prove it.
Elephants can swim up to twenty miles a day. They use their trunks as snorkels!

swimming elephant
Hair creates friction in water. This is why professional swimmers shave their hair or
wear swim caps.

pro swimmer cap
A resort in Port Dickson, Malaysia has 643 swimming pools (not including the
private swimming pools in each villa)!

largest amount of pools
The largest pool in the world is called the Orthlied Pool. It is located in Casablanca,
Morocco and measures 480 meters by 75 meters long. That’s almost 7 football

Orthlieb Pool
Swimming burns more calories than running or biking.

swimming burning calories


Swimming has been a men’s Olympic sport since 1896. Women were finally allowed
to compete in 1912.

1896 olympics

Children can learn to swim at the early age of 12 months. Drowning risks and rates
drop dramatically when children between the ages of 1 and 4 participate in formal
swimming lessons.

baby swimming
Swimming fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin—one of the United States’
Founding Fathers!

swimming fins
The Titanic was the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool and a gym.
The first recorded swimming races were held in Japan in 36 B.C.

titanic pool


It’s always fun to learn about swimming but it’s even more fun to learn how to swim.
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