Swimming, Not Just a Lifesaving Skill

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Learning to swim can save your child’s life, but the benefits go well beyond safety. Anecdotally, the experts at Carlile Swimming have long known how children’s confidence grows, along with their physical and emotional wellbeing. Then, research proved them right.

A four-year study by Australia’s Griffith University found children who attended regular swimming lessons improved physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills. Compared to the non-swimming population, the 3 to 5 years old’s in the study were:

  • 11 months ahead in verbal skills
  •  6 months ahead in math skills 
  •  2 months ahead in literacy skills 
  • 17 months ahead in story recall
  • 20 months ahead in understanding directions


It’s little wonder Carlile believe “to swim well is an asset for life.” Carlile Swimming pioneered teaching babies in Australia, opened Sydney’s first indoor learn-to-swim centre right here in Ryde and has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading swim schools. 

You can book a lesson with Carlile now.

You can see more about their approach below:


For more information visit:


  • Phone: 9808 3199
  • Address: 16 Cross St, Ryde



  • Phone: 9872 4477
  • Address: Level 3, Carlingford Court, Cnr Pennant Hills and Carlingford Roads, Carlingford


Lane Cove West

  • Phone: 9188 1027
  • Address: 4 Sirius Road, Lane Cove West