Swimming enhances exam results: fact or fiction?
According to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 89.3% of competitive swimmers achieve better exam results, and 37.2% of these swimmers are high active swimmers. This is one of many researches about the benefits of swimming towards academic performance. As it fits our vision, King’s College International School Bangkok has built an Olympic-size swimming pool measuring 50x25 metres, giving students the opportunity to practise and compete at an international level. And when there is no competition, we can separate the pool into two halves of 25m length to allow more classes in the pool, thereby maximising learning opportunities.
The Olympic-size saltwater swimming pool was designed with both function and hygiene in mind. Because it is indoors and has a high transparent roof that allows sunlight in, the pool’s temperature is well-regulated to ensure the temperature that children can swim comfortably. This design benefits students because they can swim in any weather.
We also have an Early Years pool, designed according to the same requirements, but tailored to Early Years student needs. The pool is separated in two adjacent areas: a 20-cm-deep area for children to have their first few experiences in water, and once they feel comfortable, a 60-cm-deep area. This allows them to practise and prepare for the move to the Olympic-size pool in subsequent years.
All of these features have not been created solely because swimming is an important part of our Co-curricular Programme, but because of the advantages that they provide: students become stronger, more disciplined and focused, which leads to a well-rounded education that enhances Academic Excellence at King’s Bangkok. This reflects the shared values and aims of King’s Bangkok and King’s Wimbledon - to build one of the best schools in Asia.
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