Aquatics

14th Century: The first recorded version of goggles may have been polished or layers of polished tortoise shells in Persia
16th Century: The Persian goggles were imported to Venice.
18th Century: Polynesian skin divers used deep wooden frames. By keeping the face facing downward, air was trapped and protected the eyes from the salt water. Once glass became available (in Polynesia from European explorers) they were the first to incorporate glass lenses, though they were not fully waterproof and were easily dislodged.

Did you know? Swimming officially became an Olympic event in 1896. 
The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.
In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.
Women’s swimming became Olympic in 1912 at the Stockholm Games. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men’s and women’s programmes are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events, with only one difference: the freestyle distance is 800 metres for women and 1,500 metres for men.

There will be a lifeguard recertification going on in the pool on Sunday, February 11th starting at 2:30 pm. It will still be open swim at this time, just please note that the guards will be taking up a portion of the pool!

Swimming uses every major muscle in the body! Including, but not limited to, core abdominal, lower back, shoulder, forearm, upper back, glutes, hamstring and hip flexor muscles. Who says swimming isn't hard?

Did you know that even just 10 minutes of swimming a day can improve your overall strength and endurance in the pool? Come on down for a swim!