Research continues to show regular swimmers are lengths ahead in school than non-swimmers.
When it comes to classroom-based subjects such as Maths, English and Science, children who frequently take swimming lessons are more likely to perform above average:
- 45% of children at reception level who have had swimming lessons achieved reading age 5 or above, in contrast to those who haven’t had lessons, who only reach 27%.
- Children who have taken swimming lessons enjoy reading more and are more likely to read outside of school.
- Children can better recite their times tables, with 39% of swimmers able to recite their 5 times table vs only 28% of non-swimmers.
This is down to several factors:
- A child who swims after school has busy weeks, meaning they are disciplined with their time. It’s natural they would apply this time-management to their studies.
- It develops focus in children, showing you must work hard and consistently to achieve your goals.
We all find it that little bit easier to work hard when we have something positive to look forward to – like swimming in a warm pool!
At Sports Generation we are invested in a child’s development in the water, so if swimming affects their school work positively, it’s a bonus for us too! To find out more information about our swimming lessons, please click on SG Swim Programme and Intensive Courses.