Of course, it is foolhardy to mandate every household to get their own swimming pools in the hopes that Australian children will take to the water and instantly dream of bringing home the gold medal. Then again, at least this option of having pools at home is a feasible and enjoyable one – Olympic medal or not.
After all, there are plenty of other benefits of swimming, national fame and glory aside. The most obvious benefit, certainly, is the fitness, thanks to the full body workout that swimming laps could bring. New studies have also found that it helps in the cognitive development of children. Pools in Perth homes also add to the aesthetic appeal of the property, thereby consequently increasing its value as well. People love to be able to dip in pools, especially during the humid days, and what better way to do it than to just walk over to their own pool in the backyard?