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.
With the right swimming aides people of all abilities can enjoy swimming. For more information on swimming lessons, contact your local leisure centre or swimming pool.
Whether it's a regular splash around with family or friends or swimming lengths, it's a fun way to get active and a sauna or Jacuzzi afterwards is a real treat.
Can't swim? Call 0800 14 222 14 to register for free swimming lessons. Participating free swimming local authorities only.
There are 37 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
The ASA working with Carlisle Leisure Limited are offering discounts on swimming in Carlisle and Allerdale
NW Regional Director
M: 07766 654927
Aquatic Sport & Club Development Officer
M: 07925 840429
Dates for your Diary - British International Disability Swimming Championships - 26th April
European Masters - 1st May
Great North Swim - 14-16th June
World Championships - 19th July
Diving World Championships - 19th July
Synchronised Swimming - 19th July
British Gas ASA National Championships - 30th July
Parylympic Swimming World Championships - 5th September
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