Swim study reveals a smart pool of talent. Physical & Mental advantages
Children who swim demonstrate more advanced cognitive and physical abilities than other children, according to groundbreaking research led by Griffith University.
The findings of a four-year project by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Laurie Lawrence’s Kids Alive Swim Program and Swim Australia have surpassed expectations and indicate that swimming children have many advantages when starting school.
“While we expected the children to show better physical development and perhaps be more confident through swimming, the results in literacy and numeracy really shocked us,” lead researcher Professor Robyn Jorgensen said.
“The children were anywhere from six to 15 months ahead of the normal population when it came to cognitive skills, problem solving in mathematics, counting, language and following instructions.”
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Each little swimmer must master specific skills before progressing on to the next level, regardless of the child’s age. Below the 6 levels
2. Children in this level are already proficient in holding their breath and putting their faces in the water. Now, they begin to learn how to float, fetch toys underwater, and perform basic strokes with the help of their instructor. In this stage, they grasp rhythmic breathing and explore the freestyle stroke.
3. Children are able to float unassisted for up to five seconds, retrieve toys in 1.2 m of water, and perform assisted back floats. They will learn to float on their back without assistance, move independently from the front floating position to a back float position, and kick in streamline for +/- 3m. Additionally, children further develop their freestyle stroke by beginning to learn how to side breath with assistance from their coach.
4. Already able to float on their backs, transition from front floats to back floats, and perform assisted side breathing. In this group children progress in strength and technique. Here, children begin to kick in streamline on their front and back. They develop their backstroke and learn to swim freestyle with unassisted side breathing. Additionally, they start developing diving skills by performing sit dives.
5. Swimmers are moving through the water unassisted with skill. Now, they begin to learn new techniques, including the breaststroke and butterfly kick. They also graduate from sit dives to knee dives
6. The final stage before moving over to Aquawolf club. Swimmers finalize the development of their core swimming skills. Here they become proficient at all four competitive strokes – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Additionally, they learn to become comfortable with deck dives.