Baby swimmers beat national average fitness levels

According to a poll by Water Babies: 91% of babies who swam now aged between seven and eight are physically active for at least 60 minutes a day*, in comparison to the national average which says that only 51% of children are active for at least 60 minutes a day.**

National guidelines recommend that children under five should be physically active for three hours a day and 93% of children who swam with Water Babies meet those national guidelines.***

Finally, only 45% of seven-to-eleven year olds can swim 25 metres unaided****, but 92% of babies who swam now aged between seven and eleven can swim 25 metres unaided!***

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*Survey results based on 116 responses of former Water Babies swimmers who have swam for at least a year
**2013 Millennium Cohort Study
***Based on 159 responses of former Water Babies swimmers who have swam for at least one year
****Source: ASA School Swimming Survey