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Free Swim Sessions at Have-a-go Health Days

25 January 2012

Three swimming pools across North East Derbyshire will be opening their doors to the public to offer free swimming activities as part of a series of Have-a-go Health Days.

Swimmers of all ages and abilities will have the chance to take part in exciting aquatic sessions, including Swimming X Factor, Aquacise, Aqua jog, Swimfit sessions and pre-school swimming lessons.

The sessions, which will take place on 27 and 29 January and 9 February, will give everyone a taste of why making a splash for just 30 minutes once a week is such fun, as well as great for fitness and wellbeing. Swimming plays an integral part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting in the pool for just half an hour each week can burn up to 350 calories, help to control cholesterol and blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and maintain mental well-being.

Visitors will have the chance to try a variety of activities which can be integrated into their lifestyle, including a coached British Gas Swimfit session, Aqua jog and Aquacise. There will also be fun activities for younger swimmers, such as pre-school lessons, a disability swimming session and Swimming X Factor for budding athletes.

Outside of the pool visitors can access expert health tips and advice from organisations including the ASA and NHS, have a free health check and pamper themselves with a free nail treatment. Activities vary at each location, age restrictions apply and visitors are advised to book sessions in advance by contacting the leisure centre directly.

The pools taking part are Eckington Swimming Pool (27 January), Sharley Park Leisure Centre (29 January) and Dronfield Sports Centre (9 February). The full schedule of events can be found on each centre’s website.

For further information about the North East Derbyshire Have-a-go Health Days click here. Alternatively, contact the reception team at the appropriate centre for details of events taking place at each venue.

Throughout 2012 British Swimming and the BBC are working together to get the UK into the pool through a celebration of swimming called the Big Splash.

British Swimming’s Big Splash provides an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities from across the country to join the 13 million people in the UK who are already making a splash, by taking part in swimming events, finding out what local pools have to offer, benefitting from fantastic money saving offers and winning some great prizes. For more information about the Big Splash click here.

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