Study says kids who learn to swim early are smarter

ST. LOUIS, MO — One of the best things parents can do to protect children is to teach them to swim. The lifesaving benefits are just one positive.

A study by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research found that children who were taught to swim by 5 years of age had statistically higher IQs. That's because of early sensory/motor simulation in the water. Additionally, the study showed that these children were more advanced in their cognitive and physical development than non-swimming peers.

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