5 Fun Facts about Swimming

  1. Egyptians made a picture or symbol for swimming as far back as 2500 BCE.
  2. There is less stress on your body’s bones and joints during swimming than in other sports, because your body is supported by water.
  3. The Olympics holds 17 different swimming events.
  4. It’s easier to float in saltwater than in freshwater. In the Dead Sea, which has very high salt content, people float on the surface just like they’re on a raft!
  5. An hour of vigorous swimming can burn more calories than either walking or biking.

Pool Toys: Sunny Patch by Melissa & Doug

At Melissa & Doug we strive to produce the highest quality educational toys for children. From puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music and more, Melissa & Doug is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children’s products. Started in 1988 in their garage, Melissa & Doug has something for everyone, with over 2,000 unique and exciting products for children of all ages.


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