Mitchell, a member of our Senior Championship Competitive squad, achieved success at the recent NSW All-School State Championships. Mitchell won silver in the Boys 14 years 50 metre Backstroke as well as silver in the
Boys 14 years 100 metre Backstroke. As a result, Mitchell has been selected to represent NSW at the Pan Pacific School Games which will be held later in the year in Adelaide. We wish Mitchell good luck in his training and preparation.
If you are interested in your child joining our Competitive Squads, please enquire with our friendly reception or coaching staff.
John is the Head Coach of the Col Jones Competitive Squad program and Jones Swimming Club.
Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. According to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers. This difference persists even when children are five years old, when babies who have been taught to swim still outperform their peers.
An Australian study has found similar results. According to groundbreaking research led by Griffith University, children who swim demonstrate more advanced cognitive and physical abilities than other children. The findings of a four-year project led by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research have surpassed expectations and indicate that swimming children have many advantages when starting school.
"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 six to 15 months ahead of the normal population when it came to cognitive skills, problem solving in mathematics, counting, language and following instructions."
Interested in getting your baby or toddler started?
Contact us today to get your little one learning how to swim.