The history of the world's most popular Pool Toy

The WATER WOGGLE, commonly referred to as a "pool noodle" was the creation of Canadian Richard Koster in Oakville, Ontario.

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Water Woggles

Figure JumpingIn 1986, Rick was a part time entrepreneur making Training Equipment and Supplies for Competitive Swimming Clubs across Ontario. That year he set in motion the design, development and marketing of a product that would forever change the excitement associated with swimming.

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One product in particular that he made was responsible for inspiring what would eventually become the World's Most Popular Pool Toy and the first inductee into the Pool Toy Hall of Fame.

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News Articles and Links

The Toronto Star

In 2014, the Toronto Star published the following article on the History of the Pool Noodle.

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People Magazine

In 1995, People Magazine interviewed and identified Richard Koster from Oakville, Ontario as the original inventor of the popular pool toy referred to as a "Noodle."

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Social Media

Through social media sites such as Pinterest, the wealth of creativity is apparent by the significant number of projects and crafts resulting from the use of this popular pool toy.

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