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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!

A Parent's Guide to Swimming Pool Safety & Hygiene

The guide covers important topics such as:

  • Basics of pool hygiene - how parents can help kids maintain good health and hygiene practices in and around the swimming pool.
  • Understanding and mitigating the risks of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and other water-borne infections.
  • Important pool safety knowledge - understanding water safety signs, and helping kids recognise when it's unsafe to swim or dive.
  • Other essential swimming and water safety advice and best practices for parents and their children.


Swimming can boost your mood and increase positivity & sleep quality.


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 hotel
    • Barnsdale Hall & Country Club
    • Catmose Sports Centre
    • Oakham School Sports Centre
    • Uppingham School Sports Centre

    • David Lloyd Club - Leicester Meridian and Narborough
    • Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre
    • Livingwell Health Club
    • Marriott Leisure Club
    • Winstanley Community College


      • 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 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


      • 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



  • Team England won 28 medals in the pool in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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

British Swimming

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Swim England

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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.

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.

Youth Advisory Panel Members

We are looking to appoint several young volunteers (aged 16–25) to join our Youth Advisory Panel on a voluntary basis.

Talent Coach - Para Swimming

Swim England is seeking a Para-Swimming Talent Coach to join our team. This role is on a fixed term contract for 10-12 months.


Fusion Lifestyle's Casual Lifeguards (Recreation Assistants), work on a casual, zero-hour basis, ensuring a safe and enjoyable customer experience for all users of the Centre’s facilities. They also perform other duties; such as cleaning assigned areas, setting-up and breaking-down various activities and events, and conducting pool testing according to procedures

Swimming Teacher - Level 2 (SoarV00396)

This is a permanent position with set working hours and days. These are available on: Monday - Friday 4pm - 6pm, Saturday 8am - 12pm, and Sunday 9.30am - 12pm