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2010-04-28 14:25:32

Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. 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, research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) shows. "Practice makes perfect," say Hermundur Sigmundsson, a professor of psychology at NTNU. Now Sigmundsson and Brian Hopkins, a...