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Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other aerobic activities

Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other aerobic activities

Written by Seena Mathew, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. It’s no secret that aerobic exercise can help stave off some of the ravages of aging. But a growing body of research suggests that swimming might provide a unique boost to brain health. Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain. But scientists are still trying to unravel how and why swimming, in particular, produces these brain-enhancing effects. As a neurobiologist trained in brain physiology, a…
Books for Young Children Who Fear the Water

Books for Young Children Who Fear the Water

Taking those early splashes into swimming lessons can be difficult for parents who have a little one who doesn’t take to water like a fish. Children feel safer when they are in a familiar environment. Yet growing up and learning is all about exploring. So that means your “mini-me” is likely to feel out of their comfort zone now and again. If your tot is having that sinking feeling about being in the pool (no pun intended!), then helping them to become familiar with the idea and process of swimming can be extremely beneficial in the early stages of their…
Ways to reduce the overall cost of swimming lessons

Ways to reduce the overall cost of swimming lessons

It takes time for a child to learn to swim well. Longer than some parents expect. And a lot of effort too. Not just from your wannabe swimmer, but also you. Remember how long it took for your child to learn how to walk and talk. How much effort you both put in for them to take their first step or utter their first word. (Or at least you think it was a word!) Skills practised every day, and usually, with no costs involved. But formal swimming lessons cost money. So, consider some of the following suggestions that can make…
8 Water Safety Essentials for Parents

8 Water Safety Essentials for Parents

Every parent needs to know these water safety tips. Australian’s love the outdoors and it’s not surprising considering our long...

June 15, 2017 No Comments
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How to Avoid Dangerous Swimming Toys

How to Avoid Dangerous Swimming Toys

A Word of Caution About Dangerous Swimming Toys and Flotation Devices Is there anything more inviting than a backyard pool,...

June 17, 2017 No Comments
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What to look for in a Swim Instructor

What to look for in a Swim Instructor

Cast your mind back to the first time you splashed around in a pool, trying to stay afloat. Many years...

June 18, 2017 No Comments
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6 Reasons Why Your Child Should Continue Swimming Through Winter

6 Reasons Why Your Child Should Continue Swimming Through Winter

There are many benefits to swimming all year round at Aquabliss. Read below to see why your child should continue...

July 4, 2018 No Comments
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Overcome Swimming in Winter Myths and Swim Through the Seasons

Overcome Swimming in Winter Myths and Swim Through the Seasons

With the cooler weather settling in, there’s always the temptation to trade your togs for a tracksuit. While the thought...

June 13, 2019 No Comments
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Benefits of a Swim Routine

Benefits of a Swim Routine

It has been shown that routines give children a sense of safety; a discipline that can set them up for life! ...

June 19, 2019 No Comments
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