Why Swimmers Are Smarter Than You

Why Swimmers Are Smarter Than You

Monday, December 10, 2012        Written by: Andrew Katz
 
Middle school may have been a helluva lot easier if you had spent a little more time in the pool. New research out of Australia says that children who are taught to swim at an early age hit certain physical and developmental milestones faster than kids who learn later in life.

Over the span of three years, researchers surveyed the parents of more than 7,000 children age 5 and under and found that the age kids learned to swim correlated with when they began accomplishing certain skills.