Can Swimming Make You Smarter

 

Can swimming make you smarter? We hear a lot about the risk of children drowning in the water. Researchers out of Australia say there are other benefits with the simple strokes kids are getting smarter and YMCA aquatics instructor Saunte Bruton agrees.

“It teaches them another way of dealing with being afraid of things and it also teaches them the concept of actually doing more than one thing at a time,” said Bruton.

A four-year study reveals he younger children start swimming to the smarter pool of talent when it comes to intellectual and social skills.

“We’ve just seen some improvement in general, the sleep patter, the attention span; it’s just gotten so much better,” said parent Lisa Pugh.

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About the Author:

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After studying graphic design at the University of Georgia, Jill held several positions in media and marketing including Art Director, Editor and Marketing Director. As a student of dance, she has spent plenty of time in children’s activity centers and puts that experience to work for her in the work she does with Jackrabbit. In addition to her interest in dance, Jill also enjoys sports, gourmet cooking, entertaining, singing and spoiling her five grandchildren.

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