Five Reasons For Kids To Swim All Year

Every year after spring break, SwimLabs Highlands Ranch experiences a flood of both new and familiar faces. Though our staff prepares for the increase and delights in the yearly uptick in attendance, we also wanted to make our clients aware of the significant benefits of putting kids in swimming lessons throughout the year. Here are five of the most important:

  1. Swimming Makes Kids Smarter

A four-year study by Australia’s Griffith University for Educational Research (https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2012/11/15/swimming-kids-are-smarter/) found that preschoolers who participate in swim lessons attain developmental milestones more quickly than children who don’t swim. The study followed the progress of children 3 – 5 years for a period of two years. Lead researcher Robyn Jorgensen says “Swimming children score significantly better than the normal population on a number of measures that are really important for their transition to school: their cognitive development, their language development, and their physical development.” Parents reported that early swimmers were “over 7 months ahead in motor achievement and around 10 months ahead cognitively and linguistically” (Jorgensen 2013).

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das swimmer

Swimming makes kids smarter? That’s really bad science. Everyone should read the book “Bad Science.”

Or parents who enrolled kids in swimming at an early age are more engaged in parenting and likely to provide a more supportive learning environment than the normal population.

You can’t infer a cause and effect relationship between swimming and intellect based on an observational study. A controlled experiment would be necessary, and that would require parents forcing their children to devote quite a few hours to the sport.