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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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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
Somerset RC Tri

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.

Millfield Enterprises

Millfield Enterprises

We run a variety of courses each year and hire out Millfield’s facilities from individual bookings to corporate events.

Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Club

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.

Duncan Bawler Training

Duncan Bawler Training

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

Bridgwater Amateur Swimming Club’s

Bridgwater Amateur Swimming Club’s

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

Age UK Somerset

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.

PALS Water Activities

PALS Water Activities

Pro-Active Lifestyle and Swimming

National Commercial Aquatics Manager

We provide leisure services on behalf of Community Leisure Trusts, Local Authorities, universities, and organisations such as Sport England. Our facilities include four of the National Sports Centres, outdoor activity venues, community leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, white water courses, tennis courts, golf courses and conference centres.

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