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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

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre

Whether you want to swim, go to the gym, enjoy a fitness class or take on all three, Victory Swim and Fitness Centre has got you covered.

Pacific Blue Swim School

Small, Specialist Swim School providing a warm, welcoming fully inclusive learning environment.

Splash Leisure Centre

Whether you swim, enjoy the gym, or fancy something else entirely, here at the Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre we can help you reach your fitness target, ensuring you have fun in the process.

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.

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.

Virgin Active

When you join Virgin Active, you’ll find revolutionary equipment and take only the most cutting-edge classes.

We have something for everyone in your family, including fitness programmes, extensive swim lessons and a variety of activity camps.

Norwich Penguins

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

Broadland Sports Club

Broadland Sports Club is situated in the heart of rural Norfolk. Facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam room and swimming pool.

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

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.

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.

Water Zumba - 50+

Water Zumba - 50+

Free water zumba for older people in North Walsham.

Squad Coach

Kettering Amateur Swimming Club (KASC) is looking to recruit a coach to join our highly motivated coaching team. Our aim is to be recognised locally, regionally and nationally as a swimming club which enables athletes to achieve their individual aspirations in competitive swimming by improving their skills and fitness levels and by providing regular opportunities for competition. We are seeking a coach that will be willing to go above and beyond to ensure each and every swimmer achieves their best within the sport and to bring the club's ultimate vision to fruition.

Lifeguards

Full-time, Part-time & Casual Positions Available

Communications Officer

Communications Officer
British Swimming
Loughborough

Full Time All Hours – Fixed Term 1 Year

British Swimming is seeking a Communications Officer to join our Events & Communications team based in Loughborough, reporting to the Communications & Marketing Manager.

Marketing Officer

Marketing Officer
British Swimming
Loughborough

Full Time All Hours – Permanent
British Swimming is seeking a Marketing Officer to join their Events & Communications team based in Loughborough, reporting to the Communications & Marketing Manager.

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)