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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.

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.

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.

Just Swim

There is one thing you can do right now to get a little healthier, fitter and happier: Just Swim!

School Swimathon

School Swimathon is a swimming programme for school children, encouraging them to improve technique and confidence, culminating in a challenge to swim further than ever before.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

Swim England

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

British Swimming

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British Swimming
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700
Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre has a large swimming pool, sauna facilities and courts for outdoor activities.

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 has two pools, a fitness suite and spectator seating for 400 people.

Daily Boost December

Daily Boost December

Get ready for Christmas by taking part in this festive challenge and earn your boost points at the same time!

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Daily Boost Move it March

Get active this March and have the chance to win the most active school award! Don't forget to log your activity with Daily Boost to earn your Daily Boost points too.

School Games Summer Festival

School Games Summer Festival

County final showcase event - make sure your School has the chance to qualify!

2022 Commonwealth Games

2022 Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is perfectly positioned, sitting at the heart of the UK and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth.

Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Independent Board Member - Swim England Qualifications Board

We are now seeking an Independent Member to join the Swim England Qualifications Board to drive forward our ambitions, for a four year term.

Swim Instructor

Everyone Active’s award-winning swimming lessons are among the best in the business, and our superb swim teachers are a key part of that success. To help keep up these very high standards, we’re looking for fully qualified – Swim England level 2 or above – swim teachers to join our team of inspirational instructors at Lutterworth Sports Centre.

Swim England North East Regional Development Manager

Swim England North East Ltd are seeking to employ a passionate and committed Regional Development Manager to support the Aquatics Community in the North East Region to engage people to be more active and fulfil their potential within aquatic disciplines.

SASP Swim Teachers

We are looking for ASA/Swim England Level 1 or 2 Qualified Swim teachers to join our swim school. We run our swim scheme 4 days a week, SASP Learn to Swim is a weekly term-time swim school which runs throughout the week after school Monday to Thursday 4:00-6:00pm, we also have a Curriculum (Schools) programme in Bridgwater and Taunton which also runs term time during the day, Quantock Lodge, Mon-Thurs and Taunton, Friday morning.