We have some great news to share! A study by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research in Australia found that young children who participate in early swimming achieve a wide range of skills earlier than the normal population. These skills include physical development, fine motor skills, confidence, language development and even improved math skills. The Griffith study states that the skills developed by being involved in swimming helped children be prepared for the transition to pre-school or grade school.
Professional swimmers often use essential math skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to calculate their distance swam, laps, strokes, fly kicks, and more. Swimming also takes a lot of concentration on coordination and breathing.
What's the best time to introduce the children to swimming?
There is no specific time that is best to start - and we always recommend that a capable and fully attentive adult supervise children while they are around or in the pool.
Are these cognitive benefits limited to children?
Swimming is a sport and recreational activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Older adults can also reap the cognitive benefits of benefits. Swimming can also help to reduce stress levels in adults. With this knowledge, why not try swimming more often to sharpen your mind while improving your physical and mental health?
This article adapted from: http://www.leisurepoolsusa.com/pool-ideas/swimming-can-make-you-smarter