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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

Whitlingham Adventure

Set within the beautiful Whitlingham Country Park, we offer a wide range of water & land based adventures for all ages and abilities. From taster sessions, accredited courses, school holiday activities, craft hire, birthday parties, clubs, private launche

Diss Leisure Centre

Diss Leisure Centre has a 25 metre main pool and a learner pool. There is also a gym, sauna and steam room.

A variety of water-based classes take place along with an extensive swimming lesson programme.

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.

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.

Everyone Active - Splash Leisure and Fitness 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.

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.

Pacific Blue Swim School

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

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

Disability water exercise sessions

Disability water exercise sessions

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

Holiday Camp at Sportspark

Holiday Camp at Sportspark

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

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 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.

British Swimming Independent Board Member (Finance)

A unique opportunity to help define, prepare and lead Olympic and Paralympic sports to the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Games is being offered as an integral part of the British Swimming Board.

Account Executive

Salary – £22,875 to £26,794 per annum (Grade 4 Inc 1.5 to 4 Inc 3.5) dependent on experience

British Swimming is seeking an experienced and skilled Account Executive to join the Events & Marcomms team based in Loughborough.

Head of Performance Operations

Swim England is seeking a Head of Performance Operations

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

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)