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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

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Daventry Leisure Centre

Daventry Leisure Centre

Everyone Active manages this facility in partnership with Daventry District Council

University of Northampton Students' Union

University of Northampton Students' Union

Various University sports clubs ranging from Volleyball to Cheerleading.

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

South Northants British Sub Aqua Club

South Northants British Sub Aqua Club

We are an active, friendly scuba diving club, based in Towcester. We offer Try Dives and Diver training courses throughout the year and run regular diving trips in the UK and abroad.

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.

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.

LoveCoffeeFitness

LoveCoffeeFitness

Making fitness, fun and friendly! LoveCoffeeFitnees provides safe and enjoyable ways to get more active, improve you your fitness and enjoy the health benefits... We Run, Cycle, Swim and Tone. And we usually have a chat in a coffee shop afterwards :)

Head of Performance Pathway British Para-Swimming

British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Para-Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain.

We are seeking a Head of Performance Pathway for the British Para-Swimming Programme.

British Para-Swimming has an outstanding performance legacy of being the top medal earning Olympic or Paralympic Sport for Great Britain in successive Games and the team is well positioned to continue that history at the rearranged Tokyo Paralympics in 2021. At last year’s World Para-Swimming World Alliance Championships in London the team finished second on the Medals table amazing 47 medals of which 19 were Gold.