Early-Years Swimming: Adding Capital to Young Australians
UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Griffith University
The Early-Years Swimming Research Project was conducted over four years. It centred on an examination of the possible benefits that may accrue for under-5s who participate in swimming lessons. The importance of learning to swim at a young age cannot be disputed. With accidental drowning being the leading cause of death in under-5s, it makes good sense for all young Australians to develop water safety skills from a very early age. The focus of this study is to investigate whether or not young children gain more than just swimming skills if they participate in early-years swimming. This project has used a number of research techniques to explore the benefits, if any, participation in early-years swimming offers beyond swim skills for young children.
JOURNAL / PUBLICATION
Griffith Institute for Educational Research
177 children aged 3-5 years
New South Wales