Fun Swimming Facts
1. Each person in a swimming pool leaves behind them between eight and 20 teaspoonfuls of urine.
2. Swimming immediately after eating is safe, despite what you may have heard to the contrary.
3. If you get stuck in riptide, remain calm and swim parallel to shore. Swimming to the shore will just tire you out faster.
4. 1 out of 5 adults urinate in public swimming pools, this is what causes the redness of the eyes, not chlorine
5. A study showed that swimming when compared to running, walking or being sedentary, cut death risk for men by 50 percent.
6. Swimming immediately after eating is safe, despite what you may have heard.
7. Prisoners on Alcatraz always had hot showers so they didn’t get acclimatised to cold water and try to escape by swimming.
8. Playing in swimming pools on a hot day can cause asthma and bladder cancer.
9. Swimming pools are 91x more dangerous than guns.
10. There is an Island in the Bahamas Inhabited Only by Swimming Pigs.
11. An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.
12. Your body produces enough saliva during your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
13. Children are 5 times more likely to drown in a swimming pool than to be killed by a gun.
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