• Short Summary

    If nothing else, President Gerald Ford intends to be the fittest man to live in the White House.

  • Description

    If nothing else, President Gerald Ford intends to be the fittest man to live in the White House. An athlete with a good record in his younger days, the President on Sunday (July 6) tried out the latest addition to the White House in Washington, a new full-sized outdoor pool.

    The President said he intends to swim forty lengths of the pool twice a day.

    There was a pool in the White House before. It was an indoor one and President Nixon had it filled in to make room for a press Centre. The money for the new pool, it cost around ???C-thousand dollars (30 thousand sterling) was raised by public subscription.

    President Ford only made a few laps during his first swim watched by about 70 reporters and Cameramen.

    He said it was a nicer pool the one in his Virginia home.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVALMR08PG063WH3FAL8BGP56OM
    Media URN:
    VLVALMR08PG063WH3FAL8BGP56OM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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