The bikini swimsuit was named after a U.S. nuclear testing site in the South Pacific called Bikini Atoll.
The average person produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in his or her lifetime — that’s enough spit to fill TWO swimming pools!
Over 50% of world-class swimmers suffer from shoulder pain.
Ancient drawings and paintings found in Egypt depicting people swimming date back to 2500 BCE.
Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896.
Swimming in the Olympics started as a men’s event only but women were able to participate starting in 1912.
The oldest form of stroke used is the breaststroke.