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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

Smart Swim School

Smart Swim School is based in Reepham and runs in a privately owned, wonderfully warm pool. It serves North Norfolk, Broadland, Norwich, Dereham, Fakenham, Holt and surrounding areas.

Water Lilies Swimming School

Join us for high quality, small group swimming lessons for all ages and abilities in lovely private pools across Norfolk and Suffolk. We welcome babies from 6 weeks old!

UEA Sportspark

Sportspark originally opened its doors for the first time in 2000. Funded primarily by the Lottery and Sports England it has become one of the most successful community sport facilities in the UK.

Tri-a-Sport

Tri-A-Sport CIC is a dynamic social enterprise with the aim of increasing the opportunity for all children and young people within Norfolk and Suffolk to take part in alternative sporting activities and events at school and through holiday clubs and commu

Pacific Blue Coaching

Tutoring & Mentoring for Swimming Teachers
Primary School Teaching Provision
Mentoring & Consultancy for Teachers & Coaches

Loddon White Dolphins Swim Club

This is a club run by qualified level 2 teacher and level 1 teaching assistants to support young children the opportunity to learn swimming in a fun and relaxed manner.

Seniors Swimming Club

Our group welcomes swimmers aged 55 yrs and above to join us at Greshams School Pool where we offer up to three sessions per week all year round.

Community Sports Foundation

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) is the official charity partner of Norwich City Football Club and helps over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people

Still on the Go - Swim Session (55+)

Still on the Go - Swim Session (55+)

Keep active in the pool with this swim session

Still on the Go - Aqua Jog (55+)

Still on the Go - Aqua Jog (55+)

Keep active in the pool with this fun and fit aqua jog session

Make Your Move - Riverside Leisure Centre

Make Your Move - Riverside Leisure Centre

Cotman Housing's 'Make Your Move' is a new and exciting programme for people who have recently moved home or will soon move.

We will find low cost and free activities in your local area and put you in touch with other like-minded active people in your new community. There is something for every-one aged over 18 and of all abilities! The aim is to have fun, feel part of the community and improve or maintain fitness.

Inflatable Fun at Riverside Leisure Centre

Inflatable Fun at Riverside Leisure Centre

Fun pool obstacle course for everyone aged 6 years and above

Inflatable Fun at Riverside Leisure Centre

Inflatable Fun at Riverside Leisure Centre

Fun pool obstacle course for everyone aged 6 years and above

Holiday Camp at Sportspark

Holiday Camp at Sportspark

Sportspark run weekly multi-activity camps for children aged between 5 and 13 years old.

Learn to Swim at Sportspark

Learn to Swim at Sportspark

Want to gain confidence or improve your swimming technique over the summer?

Special Olympics Aquatics - Disability Sport

Special Olympics Aquatics - Disability Sport

Special Olympics is a global organisation that provides year-round sports training and competition to nearly four million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in almost 200 countries.

Free Swimming - 55+

Free Swimming - 55+

Free swimming sessions for older people as part of the Still On The Go Campaign.

Water Zumba - 50+

Water Zumba - 50+

Free water zumba for older people in North Walsham.

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

Dean Walker

Club Development Officer (Eastern)

Phil Lown

Aquatic Officer (Norfolk)