#ThrowbackThursday: In 1912, the Stockholm Olympics had 7 swimming events for men and, for the first time, two events for women. The women swam a 100m freestyle and a 4 x 100m freestyle relay. This was the first Olympic games for Hall of Fame Swimmer "Duke" Kahanamoku; he won the 100m freestyle. #IslandPools

In the Stockholm Olympics had 7 swimming events for men and, for the first time, two events for women. The women swam a freestyle and a 4 x freestyle relay. This was the first Olympic games for Hall of Fame Swimmer "Duke" Kahanamoku; he won the freestyle.

Ancient drawing and paintings were found in Egypt from the Stone Age "in the cave of swimmers" depicting people swimming. #ThrowBackThursday #IslandPools

Back in 2000 BCE, ancient drawing and paintings were found in Egypt depicting people swimming.

#ThrowbackThursday: The modern era for pools was ushered in by Great Britain, who made great strides in water treatment and management. Due to alarming drowning rates, they had 6 public pools built in London by 1837. Popularity in swimming as a sport grew as a result, and in 1869, the Amateur Swimming Association was formed. #IslandPools

The modern era for pools was ushered in by Great Britain, who made great strides in water treatment and management. Due to alarming.

#ThrowbackThursday: In 1839, Oxford created its first major public indoor swimming pool at Temple Crowley and slowly swimming began to increase popularity. The Amateur Swimming Association was also founded in 1869 in England and the popular Oxford swimming club in 1909. #IslandPools

In Oxford created its first major public indoor swimming pool at Temple Crowley and slowly swimming began to increase popularity. The Amateur Swimming Association was also founded in 1869 in England and the popular Oxford swimming club in

#ThrowbackThursday: In the 3rd Century BCE, the Great Bath at Mohenjo-Daro was built. It was constructed of finely fitted bricks laid on edge with gypsum plaster. A thick layer of natural tar was added along the bottom and sides of the pool as well to make it more water tight. #IslandPools

In the Century BCE, the Great Bath at Mohenjo-Daro was built. It was constructed of finely fitted bricks laid on edge with gypsum plaster. A thick layer of natural tar was added along the bottom and sides of the pool as well to make it more water tight.

#ThrowbackThursday: The "Great Bath" at the site of Mohenjo-Daro in modern-day Pakistan was most likely the first swimming pool dug during the 3rd millennium BC. This pool is 12 by 7 metres, is lined with bricks, and was covered with a tar-based sealant. #IslandPools

The "Great Bath" at the site of Mohenjo-Daro in modern-day Pakistan was most likely the first swimming pool dug during the millennium BC. This pool is 12 by 7 metres, is lined with bricks, and was covered with a tar-based sealant.

#ThrowbackThursday: Since the Olympic swimming events started being an item, it grew from 4 events for men only (1896) to 34 events in the 2008-2016 Olympics (17 men’s and 17 women’s). #IslandPools

Since the Olympic swimming events started being an item, it grew from 4 events for men only to 34 events in the Olympics men’s and 17 women’s).

#ThrowbackThursday: Swimming has been known since prehistoric times. Drawings from the Stone Age were found in "the cave of swimmers" near Wadi Sora (or Sura) in the southwestern part of Egypt. #IslandPools

Swimming has been known since prehistoric times. Drawings from the Stone Age were found in "the cave of swimmers" near Wadi Sora (or Sura) in the southwestern part of Egypt.

#ThrowBackThursday, #swimming became an official #Summer #OlympicGames sport for men in 1896 and for woman in 1912. #IslandPools

became an official sport for men in 1896 and for woman in

#ThrowBackThursday - A beautiful and well executed project done by our awesome #IslandPools team in 2014 done in Plettenberg Bay. Call us on 044 382 0319 for more info. #Swimmingpool

- A beautiful and well executed project done by our awesome team in 2014 done in Plettenberg Bay. Call us on 044 382 0319 for more info.


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