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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!

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

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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

Daventry Dolphins Swimming Club

Provides practice & competition opportunities for swimmers from within a 20 mile radius of Daventry . The Club has an experienced coaching Team, supported by a volunteer Committee & helpers. The Club has enjoyed much success at County, regional,national

Mounts Baths Leisure Centre

Facilities include: a state of the art gym, dance studio, main pool, teaching/toddler pool, turkish hot rooms, sauna, steam room and table tennis

Headlands Primary School

A large primary with over 450 pupils currently rated as 'good' following the most recent Ofsted inspection. Extensive facilities include a 10 X 5 metre swimming pool.

Daventry Leisure Centre

Everyone Active manages this facility in partnership with Daventry District Council

University of Northampton Students' Union

Various University sports clubs ranging from Volleyball to Cheerleading.

Northampton High School Community Sports Centre

A great facility offering a 30 station state of the art gym, studio classes, court hire and swimming pool. Monthly membership available at great rates!

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, state of the art gym, dance studio, sports hall, sauna, steam room, sun beds, creche, climbing wall and roller skating.

Marketing Officer

Swim England are seeking a Marketing Officer to join their team on a fixed term basis.

Swimming Instructors

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified Swimming Instructor to join the team at Queens Leisure Centre. The role will be to deliver a variety of swimming sessions to all age ranges and abilities. We are looking for a vibrant and enthusiastic instructor that has a passion and drive to increase participation in our Learn to Swim programme

Regional Club Development Officer

Swim England are seeking a Regional Club Development Officer - South East to join their team

Swimming and Activity Activator (Trainee)

Your primary role is to get people active! You will be part of a team of people assisting with the delivery of safe and fun activity sessions to our customers, making sure that they have a great experience and ensuring that they choose to keep coming back. The majority of your week will be spent assisting / delivering sessions to people – that's a lot of activity. In the remainder of your time you will have administration tasks to complete so you need to be organised and manage your time well.

Swim England Level 1/2 Swim Teacher

Are you passionate about swimming and willing to go the extra mile to help our swimmers reach their goals? We are looking for ASA Level 1 or 2 Qualified Swim teachers to join our swim school.

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