Swimmers develop faster on land and in the water

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Griffith University professor Robyn Jorgensen conducted a 3-year study that found young children (under 5 years of age) who learn to swim at a young age achieve a wide range of skills earlier than those who do not. The study was based on data provided by online surveys completed by parents of 7,000 children under the age of 5 in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, and then widened with further studied 180 children between the ages of 3-5, finding ‘significant differences between the swimming cohort and non-swimmers regardless of socio-economic background’.

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