Growing up my friends and I would spend hours trying to stump each other with trivia.
Our favorite trivia was sports. We could spend all day talking about this player or that trying to come up with the one fact that the others didn’t know.
These days, I spend a lot of time talking about swimming and swimmers. And I thought it would be fun to make up a bunch of trivia questions. So, here is your ammo to stump your friends:
Answer: The first winner was a Hungarian named Alfred Hajos.
In the first modern Olympics, swimmers were taken out into the Mediterranean by boat and the first to make it back to shore was the winner.
Answer: On August 25, 1875 Matthew Webb made the crossing in 21 hours and 45 minutes despite bad tides and a jelly fish sting.
Answer: The furthest distance ever swam was 139.8 miles. This feat was accomplished by Veljko Rogosic. The attempt took 50 hours and 10 mins.
Answer: Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic Medals with 18 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze.
Answer: Underwater Audio has the best player on the market and it can take much more than pool water. It can be used in the ocean and rivers as well as the pool.
Answer: The record for the highest successful dive is held by Oliver Favre who dived 177 ft.
Answer: That record is 14:34.56 held by Grant Hackett from Australia.
I thought this list was great and I hope this will help you stump your friends.
What’s your Favorite swimming trivia question?
Leave it and any other questions in the comment section below. And have fun!