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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.

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

Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Club

We are a community swimming club, offering teaching and coaching to the local area. We swim at BreanSplash on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Age UK Somerset

We're a local charity working in the community across Somerset and North Somerset to support older people, their families and carers.

We want everyone to be able to love later life.

Bridgwater Amateur Swimming Club’s

Friendly, inclusive club committed to developing swimmers in reaching their full potential in competitive swimming

Duncan Bawler Training

I am a self employed PT and CrossFit Coach as well as L3 trainer assessor for the delivery of 1st Aid

Somerset RC Tri

We are a triathlon club with members that range from those who have just taken up the sport to those who have competed to a high level in a variety of events.

PALS Water Activities

Pro-Active Lifestyle and Swimming

Swimathon Foundation Community Grants 2020 – Applications now open!

1:00am - Fri 13th March, 2020

Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available to support sustainable activities that will increase participation in swimming and are provided outside of, and in addition to, the stated formal pool 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.

Swimming Coordinator / Instructor

Moseley Road Baths are recruiting a Swim Coordinator / Instructor to help launch and build the swim school providing high quality and affordable swimming lessons for all ages in a safe, supportive environment.

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

Stacey Millett

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK