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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

Splash and Giggle Swim School

Baby and Toddler Swimming sessions designed to be fun, energetic and stimulating. They are structured using well known nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities.

Wymondham Leisure Centre

The gym and some classes are still currently located at #2 while the remaining refurbishment continues. The end result will bring you new and improved facilities and we would like to thank everyone for their patience while this takes place.

Sprowston Community High School

We provide school facilities for wider community use during evenings, weekends and school holidays, when not being used by our students.

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 Harder

Norfolk's finest multisport store with all of your swim, bike and run needs. Road and TT bikes, cycle clothing, swim wetsuits, triathlon apparel and much, much more!

We do weekly training sessions and also have a women's only Cycling group.

Norwich Penguins

Norwich Penguins delivers a comprehensive, "learn to swim" programme that takes swimmers from absolute beginner for very competitive costs.

Disability water exercise sessions

Disability water exercise sessions

We offer free swimming and water-based exercise sessions for children with disabilities.

Water Zumba - 50+

Water Zumba - 50+

Free water zumba for older people in North Walsham.

Water Aerobics - 50+

Water Aerobics - 50+

Free water aerobics for people aged 50 and above with Still On The Go.

Free Swimming - 55+

Free Swimming - 55+

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

Volunteering & Pathways Co-Ordinator

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England.
We help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water, and compete in our sports of swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.

We are seeking a Volunteering & Pathways Coordinator to join our Volunteering & Pathways team on a fixed term basis till 31 March 2021.

Programme Leader

The Institute of Swimming is looking for a Programme Leader to join their team on a fixed term basis covering Maternity Leave.
The Institute of Swimming work in conjunction with Swim England as a subsidiary, and exist for the good of the sport; developing the best aquatic professionals is our priority.

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

Assistant Head Coach

​KAL is seeking to appoint an Assistant Head Coach to work in partnership with the Borough of Kirklees (BOK) Swimming Club to support, manage and deliver the KAL Swim Performance programme. The successful candidate will also support the wider Aquatics team across the Trust with the continual development of Aquatics in Kirklees.

Swim England Level 1/2 Swim Teacher

Are you passionate about swimming and willing to go the extra mile to help our swimmers reach their goals? We are looking for ASA Level 1 or 2 Qualified Swim teachers to join our swim school.

Dean Walker

Club Development Officer (Eastern)

Phil Lown

Aquatic Officer (Norfolk)