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Swimming tops athletics and cycling in YouGov poll

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2 July 2011

British adults would rather be a world class swimmer than athlete or cyclist according to a recent nationwide survey from YouGov.

The poll asked the question, “Imagine that you could be world-class at one particular sport. Which sport would you choose?” to more than 2800 adults in Great Britain.

And while the lucrative multi-million pound sports of football, Formula 1 and tennis came top three, swimming was voted fourth out of a selection of 33 sports.

When the answers were split into gender, swimming finished second best... only a few votes behind tennis!

Do you agree with the survey? If you could be world class at any sport, would it be swimming?

We think having a world class swimmer’s body and the fitness benefits may have had something to do with it. And if shaping up or toning your body is your goal, head over to British Gas Swimfit which can help you in the right direction.

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    9.19pm 5th July 2011
    Southwark Health Factor from Southwark

    The participants of the Southwark Health Factor challenge would seem to agree with these findings! See the video of our Big Splash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-lvc52wB8

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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