A new study conducted over a 4-year period with close to 7,000 children found that children who had taken baby swimming lessons were more cognitively developed than children the same age who had not.
The Griffith study found that children who swim demonstrate more advanced cognitive and physical abilities than other children. Other findings of this 4-year study include:
- Swimming children scored significantly higher in visual-motor skills such as cutting paper, coloring and drawing lines and shapes.
- On average, swimming children were 11 months ahead of the normal population, 6 months ahead in Mathematics Reasoning and 2 months ahead in Brief Reading
- Swimming children were also found to be 17 months ahead in Story Recall, and 20 months ahead in Understanding Directions
On these findings, lead researcher, Professor Robyn Jorgensen, said “Our research is categorical, evidence-based and shows that early years swimming has children well ahead in many of the skills and processes they will apply once at school.”
Swim with Becky agrees with the findings of the Griffith study. Contact us today to get the ball rolling on swim lessons for your children.