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Women’s Swimming

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The UK is an incredibly diverse country, so it's important that British swimming pools and clubs understand the importance of women's swimming sessions. Female members of various religious groups may feel more comfortable in a women's swimming session.

Swimming and other sports are very difficult if you prefer to not let members of the opposite sex see your hair, your legs or your arms, for example. In light of this, lots of pools find their occasional women-only swimming sessions to be very popular.

Girl Power

However, it's not only women adhering to religious beliefs that attend. Countless women out there dread a trip to the swimming pool, because let's admit it, a swimming costume is not exactly flattering. So, if you're at all self-conscious or insecure about your body you'll understand the attraction of a women's swimming session, because sometimes you want to be yourself with other women who will understand your feelings.

Women's swimming can in fact be quite an empowering experience, especially if you're in a group of women all supporting each other, and the camaraderie is great. Swimming is a brilliant way to lose weight and tone up, especially because the water is cool and creates a weightless environment, so it feels like a lot less effort than other modes of exercise. There are health benefits for mums-to-be too, as it's a safe and non-strenuous way of keeping fit.

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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