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Finding a women-only swimming session

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Sessions across the UK

In a country as diverse as the UK, it's no wonder women-only swimming sessions have proved such a success. For religious reasons, a large proportion of British women now seek keep-fit activities which do not force them to compromise their beliefs. Finding a women-only environment where showing limbs or hair is acceptable was once almost impossible; but now, swimming pools all over Britain have been made aware of this problem and are doing what they can to help.

What's more, women-only swimming is a great way to keep in shape if you're a little self-conscious or insecure about your body, or a fun way to meet like-minded women. For this reason, even more rural areas are beginning to provide women-only swimming opportunities.

Make it happen

You can find your nearest pool and its contact details on the right hand side of our Get Involved Page. With a quick phone call, you can get the lowdown on when and where your next women-only swimming session is, and perhaps bring a friend or family member along.

Despite the government's recent decision to stop funding free swimming, a lot of pools still offer it. Free swimming for over-60s and under-16s mean the local leisure centre is not only a healthy environment where women of all ages can be themselves, it's free too!

A lot of pools allow young children into women-only swimming sessions, so any mum can have a fun day out with the kids. There are several family games to play in the pool that are suitable for all ages and abilities, because that's what women-only swimming is really all about: fun!

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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