More than just Luxury: How Access to Swimming Pools Benefits Health

The West Australian recently reported on the results of a study conducted by researchers from Telethon Kids Institute which shows that children in the suburbs of Perth can benefit from swimming. A combination of studies conducted over a five-year period and an assessment of clinical records showed that the installation of a pool results in significant reduction of chest, ear, and skin infections amongst children. The studies assessed children across two areas in Perth who had reduced infection rates of nearly 50 per cent after pools were built in both locations.


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