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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

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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

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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
Walking Netball

Walking Netball

Walking Netball is an opportunity to enjoy netball without having to run! The sessions are fun and friendly and all about having a good time, meeting some new people whilst keeping active.

Public Swimming Sessions

Public Swimming Sessions

Swimming sessions for all ages

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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.

ASA North East Region Funding Scheme 2015-2017

The ASA North East Region is pleased to announce a funding scheme for affiliated clubs looking to achieve greater success in aquatics within the North East Region.

The Region are looking to invest in projects, clubs and networks which support the delivery of the outcomes of the 2013-2017 business plan. These will need to demonstrate how they will focus on the delivery of one or more of the following themes: Governance, Talent, Workforce, Participation and Clubs.

All applications will need to demonstrate Need, Impact, Deliverability and Sustainability and have some match funding and/or 'value in kind' funding

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.

RLSS Trainer Assessor

Applicants must be able to work the below hours (13.5 hours a month):

Friday: 14:30-20:00 twice a month (4 staff training sessions at Spenborough)

Sunday: 08:00-10:30 once a month

(Possibility of extra staff training hours on a Tuesday and Wednesday)

To be successful within this role, you will already be a qualified RLSS TA and will be proactive in delivery of staff training and running external courses.

This role will aim to support the Senior TA in standardising and improving lifeguard training within KAL and will also support our business by maximising the opportunity to run RLSS lifeguard / NRASTC and similar courses throughout KAL.

Part-Time Swimming Instructor (Job Share)

North East Derbyshire District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation that takes pride in delivering excellent services to our community whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for the district.

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:

Daniel Ramm

Club Development Officer

07917 720 366

Gavin Roberts

Aquatics Officer

07825512492

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