March 10, 2014. We wanted to share an exciting swim study published by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research that has shown young children who participate in swim lessons, demonstrate more advanced cognitive and physical abilities than children who did not participate in swim lessons. “While we expected the children to show better physical development and perhaps be more confident through swimming, the results in literacy and numeracy really shocked us,” lead researcher Professor Robyn Jorgensen said.“The children were anywhere from 6 to 15 months ahead of the normal population when it came to cognitive skills, problem solving in mathematics, counting, language and following instructions.” Here is their video to explain more of the swim study’s findings.