4. Swimming Makes Your Child Smarter
Swimming year-round helps children developmentally. Physically, cognitively, and through language development are some areas in which children in swimming lessons are ahead. Check out this study from Griffith University.
Some statistics from this study are below:
The study ranged of 7,000 kids who took swimming lessons in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. These students had a substantial competitive edge across all developmental areas:
- Intellectually, they were 6 months ahead of their peers in counting and mathematics reasoning.
- Physically, they were 7 months ahead in motor development.
- Socially, they were 15 months ahead in social and emotional development.
Click here for a link to the Study.
Click here for a link to the video of the initial case study 10 years ago.