Great ways to make your own splash during the 2012 Games

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Swimming isn’t just for Olympians and Paralympians, it’s for everyone. And there’s no better time to get in the pool than 2012. Check out the benefits of swimming and learn how many calories you can burn with our Calorie Cruncher. Then take a look at our top four ways to make a splash.

Here are our top four ideas for making your own splash during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Let's start with...


1. Just get in the pool

You don't have to be an Olympic champion to enjoy swimming. Just get yourself a towel and a pair of Speedos and then go to our Big Splash pool finder and track down your nearest swimming pool. Make a big splash in this Olympic year.Go to the pool finder


2. Swim for FREE with British Gas

British Gas Free SwimsAs part of its support for British Swimming, our principal sponsor British Gas is committed to getting more people in the water. And this summer they're offering everyone the chance to enjoy free swims and a range of other exciting activities. Whether you swim for fitness or just for fun, get in the pool for free and show your support for the GB team.

Go to the British Gas Free Swims website


3. Take a MySwimfit Challenge

Swimfit ChallengesYou don't actually have to get into the Thames to swim it you know. Take to your local swimming pool instead. With MySwimfit Challenges you can swim a few lengths a visit or hammer out a mile a day. The choice is yours. You can even track your progress on Google Maps. Also, all MySwimfit members get 20% off of Speedos.Go to Swimfit Challenges


4. Bring the gym to a swim

If you like the structure of the gym but the resistance of a pool workout then why not combine them with MySwimfit's CoachZone sessions. Whether you want to tone up or improve your fitness, MySwimfit session cards will help you reach your goals. Set yourself on a programme of 32 pool-based workouts and order yourself a new body through swimming. All this and 20% off of Speedos, so click the arrow now.Go to the Swimfit CoachZone


5. Pledge to learn to swim

If you can't swim you are not alone. One in three children leave Primary School unable to swim. And these children grow into adults who cannot swim. Swimming is not only great fun but can save lives. So if either you or your children can't swim, click on the arrow below to find your nearest pool and ask them about lessons. If you need further encouragement click here to go to our Learn to Swim section.

Go to our pool finder and learn to swim


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