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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.

Just Swim

There is one thing you can do right now to get a little healthier, fitter and happier: Just Swim!

School Swimathon

School Swimathon is a swimming programme for school children, encouraging them to improve technique and confidence, culminating in a challenge to swim further than ever before.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

Swim England

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

British Swimming

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British Swimming
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700
Mounts Baths Leisure Centre

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

Aqualight Swim School

Aqualight Swim School

Since 2002, Aqualight have provided Swimming for all ages. We are specialists in Babies from 0-4 years and as our babies are now growing up, we run a after school and squad program too. Our AquaNatal swimming has been running since 2007 to prepare mum's

enDuRo team

enDuRo team

A triathlon multisport club: with structured coached training or 1:1 coaching, training together as a team with a common goal of enjoying improving ourselves and sharing the journey with the team.
All abilities are welcome.

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

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.

Northampton High School Community Sports Centre

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!

Headlands Primary School

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.

University of Northampton Students' Union

University of Northampton Students' Union

Various University sports clubs ranging from Volleyball to Cheerleading.

Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre has a swimming pool, which offers both casual swim sessions and swimming lessons for both adults and children. There’s also a brand-new, state-of-the-art gym, a group fitness studio and group cycling studio and a health suite.

2022 Commonwealth Games

2022 Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is perfectly positioned, sitting at the heart of the UK and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth.

Casual Swimming Instructor

Montsaye Community Sports Centre are recruiting for Casual Swimming Instructors to join their expanding team.

Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Level 2 Swimming Teacher

The Portland Centre delivers excellent swimming lessons for children & adults.

Our lessons start from the age of 6 months and follow the Swim England Learn To Swim Programme:

Aquatics and Activity Activator

As a Trainee, KAL will mentor and support you through a full training and development plan, this will include gaining qualifications in RLSS Pool lifeguard, Swim England Swimming teachers’ qualifications within the first 12 months. Following the successful completion of your training development plan KAL will progress you into a qualified Aquatic and Activity Activator, here you will be supported through an opportunity for further career development with KAL.

Swimming Instructor

KAL is one of the only Trusts in the UK to provide a complete career in the Aquatics Pathway from Apprenticeships through to Corporate Management. We are seeking to expand our Aquatics Team by increasing our Swimming Instructor workforce. Within this role, you will deliver high quality sessions in accordance with the Swim England (ASA) National Plan/School Swimming Charter, ensuring that all customers have a great experience. You will ensure that parents/teachers are aware of children's progression through the effective use of the recording systems.