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National Swimming Pool Day

Dive into the fun and festivities of National Swimming Pool Day - cool off with a refreshing dip, take lessons, or just enjoy the sun!
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July 11
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Take a plunge into National Swimming Pool Day on July 11 for hours of summer fun! Dating back to the ancient Romans, swimming pools have been around since at least 600 B.C., and today they can be found in homes, public parks, schools and more. Whether you're doing a few laps or relaxing poolside with family and friends, it's the perfect way to cool off during hot days of summer.

History of National Swimming Pool Day

National Swimming Pool Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>600 B.C.</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Known Pools</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ancient Greeks and Romans build swimming pools for athletic training, relaxation, and nautical games. The great bath at the site of Mohenjo-Daro is one of the earliest public swimming pools.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1837</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Public Swimming Pools</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first swimming pool open to the public, the Cabot Street Bath in Boston, the US, was built.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Swimming Olympics Event</div><div class='timeline-text'>Swimming becomes an event at the Olympic games, further encouraging the popularity and construction of pools.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Residential Pool Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>The post-WW2 housing boom in America sees a spike in residential swimming pool construction, making them a status symbol for suburban families.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pool Safety Regulations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pool and Spa Safety Act was passed in the US highlighting the importance of safety measures around swimming pools like fences, covers, and alarms.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Swimming Pool Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Swimming Pool Day was created to encourage people to take advantage of this fun and healthy activity during the hot summer months.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Swimming Pool Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a swim</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have access to a pool, why not take advantage of it? Go for a swim and enjoy the cool water on a hot day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a pool party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your family and friends over for a pool party! Play some games, listen to music, or just relax in the pool.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to the beach</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to the beach and take advantage of the natural swimming pools available there! Swimming at the beach is a great way to celebrate National Swimming Pool Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a water park</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend your day at a water park! Water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers - what more could you want?</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go snorkeling</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore the depths of your local swimming hole by going snorkeling. You never know what you'll find beneath the surface.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Swimming Pool Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Swimming is a great exercise</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Swimming is a low impact exercise that is great for your body as well as your mind. It helps to build cardiovascular endurance and strength, improve coordination, and reduce stress levels - all while being fun! Plus, it's much easier on the joints than running or other high intensity exercises.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Swimming is a great form of relaxation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like taking a dip in a pool. The sound of the water lapping against the sides can be incredibly calming and relaxing. Swimming allows you to let go of any worries and stress, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful break from life's challenges.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Swimming is a great way to spend time with family & friends</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Spending time in the pool doesn't have to be boring or solitary. Invite your family and friends over to join you for some competitive swimming races, or just hang out by the side and chat away the afternoon. Either way, it's sure to be an unforgettable good time!</p></div></div>

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When is National Swimming Pool Day?

National Swimming Pool Day is celebrated on July 11th every year. In 2024 National Swimming Pool Day will occur on a Thursday.

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