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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

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

Baby Paddlers

Provides fun and progressive swimming lessons for 0 - 4 year olds, for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Littledown

Set in 47 acres of parkland, with its own high ropes adventure complex, Littledown provides everything to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get active. It’s got some of the best gym, swimming and football facilities in the country.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

Goalspecific and Tripurbeck Triathlon Club

Triathlon Training and coaching for Juniors and adults. We also run junior squads, and one to one training for those looking to develop a regular structured programme focused towards their athletic goals

Diamond National Soccer Schools

Grass roots/ elite / Traineeships in soccer coaching program for 4s - 18s

Pelhams

Serving the North Bournemouth area with two pools, a sanarium, large gym, aerobic studios, spin studio, Feelgood Factory and Terrace café. A great choice of classes and activities.

Weymouth Swimming Club

Provides teaching to swim lessons, and Competition Swimming.

Special Olympics Bournemouth & District

We provide sports training and competition for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Southern Cygnet Swim School

Teaching swimming in a fun and safe environment whilst encouraging progress with confidence.

COPD

COPD

A regular class for those who have COPD, helping to keep you fit and live your life

Exercise After Stroke

Exercise After Stroke

Exercise class for stroke survivors. Improve your stamina, ability and confidence.

Otago

Otago

Falls Prevention class

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

Lifeguard (Unqualified)

Are you looking to join a fun and engaging environment with superb career opportunities?

Kirklees Active Leisure are currently recruiting for new full time and part time staff and are offering to put a small number of individuals through the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification during the next two months.

If you are interested in a career within leisure, this could be the first step on the ladder for you.

Swim Teacher - Great Yarmouth

Broadland Sports Club is looking for a part time swim teacher to instruct adults and children on Saturday mornings.

Technical Operations Manager – LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

Technical Operations Manager
Glasgow 2019 LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships

Fixed Term (26 August until 11 December 2019)

Initially Part Time then increasing to Full Time

Salary – £33,265 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience

British Swimming is seeking a Technical Operations Manager for the Glasgow 2019 LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, to assist in the delivery of all aspects of the swimming competition and training programme for the Championships. The role reports into the Sport Competition Manager.

Ashley Jones

Area Swim Manager South West

07798 703857