The world’s longest swimming pool is almost certainly the oldest in the world, dating back to the 1950s, according to a new study.
A research team of scientists from the University of New South Wales in Australia has discovered the swimming pool at the Royal Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, is the oldest known swimming pool in the Western Hemisphere.
The pool is located in the heart of the Olympic Park and was built in 1952.
It’s been a fixture at the park for more than 40 years and is the third oldest swimming pool built in Australia, after the Sydney Aquatic Centre in Victoria and the Sydney Pool and Aquatic Center in Sydney.
“We were surprised to find out it was the oldest pool in Australia,” said lead author Dr. Tim McNeill.
“It’s an amazing finding.
It is a real gem of an achievement for the park and an amazing testament to the park’s history.”
The team looked at the pools data from the National Museum of Australian Art, the Royal Australian Museum and the National Gallery of Australia.
The scientists examined the records of the pools in their database of pools, to look for any changes over time.
The researchers found the pool has not changed in age since the 1950’s.
“The oldest swimming pools in Australia are built in the late 1800s and early 1900s,” Dr. McNeill said.
“But the oldest pools in the western hemisphere are older, and the oldest swimming has been in Australia since the 1960s.”
The researchers also compared the pool’s records with those of other pools across the world.
The oldest swimming is found in the city of Melbourne in Australia’s south, which is only one of several cities in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand where it is still active.
In New Zealand, the oldest water pool is the Whanganui River Pool.
In Canada, the longest swimming has taken place in the southern city of Kingston, Ont.
The team discovered that there are at least five different swimming pools, including a variety of pools built in different parts of the world in the 1950-70s.
The most recent one to open is at the Olympic Pool in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The research was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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