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Swimming is an excellent form of exercise as it gives a full-body workout.

An Overview of Swimming

Because the density of the human body is very similar to that of water, the body is supported by the water meaning less stress is placed on joints and bones. Therefore, swimming is frequently used as an exercise in rehabilitation after injuries and is suitable for all ages.

Whether you're thinking of learning for the first time or returning to swimming after a few years - whether you'd like to join a club and try competitive swimming or just get in the water for leisure, take the plunge and Go Swim!

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Benefits

Swimming can boost your mood and increase positivity & sleep quality.

Involvement

Learning to swim is an important life skill and a great way to keep active. Although you might think swimming lessons are for children, thousands of adults each year are taking the plunge and learning to swim at adult only swimming classes. You can use British Swimming's handy pool finder to find your local pool.

There are a number of Pools across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, some of which are open to everyone, member only and Sports Club/Community Association that might take bookings in evenings and weekends for Clubs.

Blaby

  • Blaby hotel
  • David Lloyd Club - Leicester Meridian and Narborough
  • Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre
  • Livingwell Health Club
  • Marriott Leisure Club
  • Winstanley Community College

Charnwood

  • Charnwood Community College
  • Hind Leys Specialist Arts College
  • LA Fitness
  • Loughborough Grammar School
  • Loughborough Leisure Centre
  • Loughborough University
  • Ratcliffe College
  • Soar Valley Leisure Centre
  • South Charnwood Leisure Centre
  • The Roundhill Academy
  • Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

Harborough

  • Harborough Leisure Centre
  • Leicester Grammar School
  • Lutterworth Sports Centre
  • Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club

Hinckley & Bosworth

  • Bosworth Academy
  • Hinckley Leisure Centre
  • John Cleveland College Sports Centre
  • Market Bosworth High School and Community College
  • Romans Health & Leisure Club
  • The Club and Spa at the Hinckley Island Hotel
  • The Heathfield Academy
  • Westfield Junior School

Leicester City

  • Abbey Sports & Leisure Club
  • Aylestone Leisure Centre
  • Bannatynes Health Clu
  • Braunstone Leisure Centre
  • Cossington Street Sports Centre
  • Evington Leisure Centre
  • Leicester Fitness & Wellbeing Centre
  • Leicester Leys Leisure Centre
  • New Parks Leisure Centre
  • Northfield House Primary School
  • Spence Street Sports Centre
  • Spirit Health Club
  • The Danielle Brown Sports Centre
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre

Melton

  • Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa
  • Stapleford Lifestyle Club
  • Waterfield Leisure Centre

North West Leicestershire

  • Ashby School
  • Breedon Priory Health Club
  • Champneys Springs
  • Grace Dieu Manor School
  • Hasla Health Club
  • Hermitage Leisure Centre
  • Hood Park Leisure Centre
  • Ibstock Leisure Complex
  • Kegworth Hotel Leisure Club
  • King Edward VII Science and Sports College
  • Livingwell Health Club
  • Otium Leisure Club
  • Reeds Health Club & Spa

Oadby & Wigston

  • Brookside Primary School
  • Oadby Swimming Pool
  • The Roger Bettles Sports Centre

Rutland

  • Barnsdale Hall & Country Club
  • Catmose Sports Centre
  • Oakham School Sports Centre
  • Uppingham School Sports Centre

Facts

  • Team England won 28 medals in the pool in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Find Swimming Activities Near You

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This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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School Swimathon

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National Governing Bodies

Swim England

Contact Name
Swim England headquarters
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

British Swimming

Contact Name
British Swimming
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700
Lonsdale Swiming Pool

Lonsdale Swiming Pool

Swimming Pool, full programme of aquatic related activities for the Community

Howitt Primary Community School

Howitt Primary Community School

Howitt is a larger than average Primary School with approximately 400 pupils. We are lucky to have our own purpose built Nursery so that children can learn here from an early age. In main school, there are 2 classes for each year group.

Ashbourne & District Swimming Club

Ashbourne & District Swimming Club

Ashbourne Swimming Club aim to give young people an introduction to competitive swimming and compete in local leagues and take part successfully in several Open Meets including the Derbyshire Counties.

PfP Leisure

PfP Leisure

Not-for-profit organisation provided leisure facilities to clients across the country including local authorities. Manage over 120 leisure centres in England.

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Dementia Friendly swimming

Join us for a swim in a safe and supportive environment every Wednesday 2:30pm – 3:15pm. A diagnosis of dementia does not mean you have to stop taking part in the activities you enjoy. Swimming is a great all-around activity that is beneficial to everyone. It is particularly beneficial for people living with dementia as the sensation of being in the water can provide a calming and soothing effect.

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