Swimming is an excellent form of exercise as it gives a full-body workout.

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.


If you are looking for an alternative way to work out in the pool and get the most out of your swim, then try Swimfit.

Swimfit provides everything you need to motivate, challenge and support you to reach your fitness goals. Whether that is to lose weight, to tone, to improve technique or just to become fitter and stronger.

Swimming in your area

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Karen Driver

Strategic Partnership Manager

Swim England

M:  07766 654927


Karen Carter

NW Club Development Officer

Swim England

M: 07769 653 958


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