Learning begins at birth; this can be seen in the process of teaching a baby to swim. As a baby develops these mobility functions, breathing will become deeper, more regular, and more mature. This enhanced respiration helps the baby to be able to make sounds, which improves communication and overall language development. When the baby can move better, and breathe better, health also improves. When the baby is able to communicate better with mom and dad, baby is happier. It is easy to see that these are all valuable “side-effects” of swimming.