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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 GB won a total of 8 medals in the pool, including 4 golds, at the 2020 Summer Olympics. That beat their previous best of seven medals in the 1908 London Olympics.

Find Swimming Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Fitcation

The Fitcation offer is about inspiring gentle adventures and active escapes as part of short break activity holidays and trips to Leicestershire and Leicester.

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

National Governing Bodies

British Swimming

Contact Name
British Swimming
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

Swim England

Contact Name
Swim England headquarters
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700
University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

Somali Development Services CIC

Somali Development Services CIC

Somali Development Services CIC (SDS) supports ethnic minority communities in Leicester who are not accessing mainstream services and are socially disadvantaged or at risk of social exclusion.

Leicester Masters Swimming Club

Leicester Masters Swimming Club

Leicester Masters is a friendly club for over 18s. We cater for those who wish to improve and can only swim a length or so to strong competitive swimmers.

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre has a 30m swimming pool, gym, sauna facilities and a floodlit outdoor ball court.

Spence Street Sports Centre

Spence Street Sports Centre

Spence Street Sports Centre offers swimming facilities, a gym and sports classes.

Braunstone Leisure Centre

Braunstone Leisure Centre

Braunstone Leisure Centre offers activities in our sports halls, together with our, swimming pools and gym.

Aylestone Leisure Centre

Aylestone Leisure Centre

Aylestone Leisure Centre offers activities in our sports halls, together with our 3G football pitch, swimming pools and gym.

Swimming

Special Olympics Saffron Swimming Club

Based at Aylestone Leisure Centre, this club provides swimming opportunities for children from the age of 8 upwards and adults with learning disability. In conjunction with Special Olympics it provides competition regionally, nationally and internationall

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Leicester Penguins Swimming Club

Leicester Penguins Swimming Club

Leicester Penguins are proud to provide a development pathway for swimmers of all abilities from Learn-to-swim to national and international competition level.

New Parks Leisure Centre

New Parks Leisure Centre

New Parks Leisure Centre offers activities in our swimming pools and squash courts.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

The Winstanley School

The Winstanley School

Widening horizons and enabling excellence.

Swimming

Unity Swimming

Afro Aquatics More than just swimming! Empowers the Black community to be healthy, happy and confident swimmers

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Leicester Leys Leisure Centre

Leicester Leys Leisure Centre

This centre has a leisure pool with wave machine, activity pool and a toddlers and baby pool, as well as a climbing wall, gym and facilities for many other activities.

Swimming

Birstall Swimming Club

Swimming club for adults and children.

Archery

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Athletics

Riverside Community Primary School

Primary school Foundation, KS1 and 2

Physical Activity Referral Sessions (Melton)

Physical Activity Referral Sessions (Melton)

A range of physical activity referral sessions taking place throughout Melton.

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