New swim study supports findings that swimming boosts children’s cognitive development.

Here’s a story that doesn’t surprise us in the least and I don’t think it surprises many parents of Texas Swim Academy students either. Many scientists have finally been able to prove once and for all that infant swim classes makes children smarter, and these folks have the research data to prove it. Early swimmers developed cognitive skills faster in several important areas:

  • Visual-motor skills – swim kids were better at drawing lines and shapes, cutting paper, etc.
  • Speaking and skill with numbers and letters
  • Generalized cognitive skills, including problem solving and memorization

These are exactly the kind of cognitive skills that young children take with them on their next step into pre-school and school, and that give them a comfortable leg-up in learning and socializing.

This study comes from the Griffith University Institute for Educational Research, who got together a group of about 200 kids age 3-5 in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and studied them for three years. First they interviewed the children with their parents present, to set a baseline to compare the swim kids with the non-swim kids, then they tested the children directly to remove any potential parental bias and create a precise set of data to compare development and capabilities between the two groups of kids.

The results were crosschecked against the kids’ gender and socio-economic status: the boost in development holds steady no matter how you slice it. The Griffith Institute Early Years Swimming study bills itself as, “the world’s most comprehensive study on kids and swimming.” Keep them coming!

It’s good to finally have scientific proof of something we have witnessed firsthand: swim classes for infants and toddlers can have an enormously beneficial effect, both in physical development and learning. At Texas Swim Academy, we love working with your kids and we are proud to help give them the boost they need to reach their full potential, in the water and out.


Texas Swim Academy is the best swim school near me offering result-oriented swimming lessons in Katy that cater to all ages and abilities. Our well-trained and experienced swimming instructors provide a variety of programs for infants through adulthood. For the little ones, we offer swimming lessons for babies and swimming lessons for toddlers focused on survival swimming skills to build a strong water safety foundation and foster water confidence at a young age. Once your child knows how to swim, our swim lessons for children will help refine techniques and build endurance, as the consistent practice of their swimming skills is an imperative part of becoming a strong swimmer. 

Our adaptive aquatics program is designed for children of all ages and abilities to ensure every child, including children on the autism spectrum, can benefit from these fundamental skills and enjoy the water in a safe and comfortable environment. Adults seeking to improve their swimming prowess or learn how to swim for the first time can enroll in adult swim lessons tailored to their specific goals.

Our swim lessons near me are a convenient and accessible way for you and your family to learn how to swim in a comfortable environment. Our dedicated instructors are passionate about teaching and ensuring your progress in the water. Take a few minutes to view Our Swimmer Stories to learn more about what other families are saying about their experience with Texas Swim Academy. 

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