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Benefits of swimming

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Why Go Swim?

Being active can help you live longer and feel better.  It can improve your mood and help you sleep better.  It can help you manage your weight and improve your balance. 

Surveys have shown the activity most people want to take part in is swimming – and they have made a wise choice because swimming is so good for you.

The best exercise 

You’ll often hear people say that swimming is the best exercise.  But just what is it that makes swimming such an excellent way to get and stay active? 

Reasons to take the plunge: 

  • It’s great for shaping up. Even a gentle swim can burn over 200 Kcal in half an hour and a fast front crawl can burn as many calories as an 8mph run
  • It’s great for mental health. Studies have shown swimming improves psychological well being. Female swimmers in particular have been shown to experience significantly less tension, depression and anger after exercising than before.
  • Swimming is for all. No matter what your age, weight and physical ability, swimming and water-based activities can provide you with a workout.
  • Swimming is particularly good for pregnant women/those with disabilities, injuries or illnesses like arthritis because swimming can support up to 90% of the body’s weight in the water.

 Just starting with activity?  Start slowly and build up – if you have any concerns or any existing medical problem ask your GP before you start.

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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