Can swimming make you smarter? (short answer: yes)



Pools are a child’s playground.

Usually swimming is the lesson kids are learning while in the water.

But 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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