Did you know that swimmers have the highest GPAs and graduation rates in both high school and college?
Swimming improves math scores.
Swimming improves classroom behavior.
Swimming builds self-confidence and self-esteem and teaches strategies to overcome fear.
Swimming improves problem solving skills and memory skills.
Swimming develops the connections between left and right hemispheres of the brain, prevents brain shrinkage and helps make new brain cells.
Swimming provides the best cardiovascular workout of any sport. There is a significant relationship between academic achievement and cardiovascular exercise. The more physically fit a child is the better they perform academically.
Swimming improves symptoms of ADD and ADHD because it helps children focus their energy on a single task. When there is no activity in a sport like baseball, such as in between pitches, can be very frustrating to an ADHD affected individual. With swimming, however, a person is constantly active.
A large study of 7,000 preschoolers showed that children who participate in early-years swimming achieved a wide range of skills earlier than the normal population. As well as achieving physical milestones faster, children also scored significantly better in visual-motor skills and many mathematically related tasks. Their oral expression was also better as well as in general areas of literacy and numeracy.