Fun Swimming Pool Trivia from Shasta Pools

Backyard Entertainment | 09/11/13

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Next time you’re hanging out with your family and friends by your Shasta pool, test your swimming pool knowledge with some of this fun trivia!

Think you know all there is to know about swimming pools?  Then why not put your knowledge to the test?  Make up your own point system for the questions below and challenge your friends and family to some swimming pool trivia.

Can Elephants Swim?

If you think that you can out swim an elephant, guess again.  Unless you can swim as many as 20 miles a day, then you may lose in a distance competition against an elephant (after all, they do come equipped with natural snorkels!)

More than Half of Americans Don’t Know How to Swim – True or False?

You might have a mean front stroke, but the vast majority of Americans do not.  Though this statistic varies depending on which study you look at, most concur that more than half of Americans have no idea how to swim. So even if you can rock the doggy paddle, you’re doing better than most of your countrymen.

Where did the Bikini get its Name From?

The word bikini pays homage to an American nuclear testing site named Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific (bet you didn’t expect that one!).

Most People Produce Enough Saliva to Fill Three Swimming Pools – True or False?

False – but it’s not so far from being the truth.  The average human being produces 25,000 quarts of saliva, which is enough to fill up two whole swimming pools.

How Many Calories do you Burn when you Swim?

This really depends on a number of factors, but if you plan on putting in a hard and vigorous swimming session then you can burn anywhere up to 650 calories in one hour (which is a whole lot more than 1 hour of biking or walking!)

What is the Fastest Freestyle Stroke?

Out of all of the different swimming strokes, the crawl is still considered to be the fastest and most efficient stroke out of them all (the breaststroke is considered to be the slowest of the lot).

Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.