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Good Boost reaches 10,000 session landmark in partnership with Swim England

Swim England’s Water Wellbeing partner, Good Boost, has surpassed a landmark figure of 10,000 delivered sessions.

This milestone highlights the growing success and popularity of Good Boost with leisure operators as part of the wider Water Wellbeing programme, to deliver individually-tailored and effective therapeutic aquatic activity options in pools throughout the nation.

The sessions are delivered via Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) personalised aquatic rehabilitation technology on waterproof tablets.

Swim England’s Water Wellbeing programme is working to maximise the health value of swimming and aquatic activity.

The value of swimming pools to the nation’s health and wellbeing was calculated to be more than £357m, as reported in the national governing body’s Value of Swimming report.

Good Boost has also received approval from the NHS as a digital technology approved service and has been used as an example of best practice in the NHSX playbook, highlighting a case study delivered in London with the support of Kings College Hospital Physiotherapy department and Everyone Active’s Castle Centre.

Fantastic landmark to have reached

The milestone of 10,000 Good Boost sessions demonstrates the adoption of the digital therapeutic aquatic activity sessions by pools throughout the nation and the opportunity to support health and social care services through utilising swimming pool spaces.

Jon Glenn, Swim England’s learn to swim and workforce director, said: “This is a fantastic landmark to have reached.

“Our partnership with Good Boost has allowed us to both influence the development of a product that is of a huge benefit, both to our operators and to individual’s health and wellbeing.

“I’m confident we will see more wide-reaching benefits as we work together and that many more people with long-term health conditions and impairments will continue to experience the transformative effects that personalised aquatic rehabilitation can have.”

Ben Wilkins, CEO of Good Boost, said: “We’re incredibly proud of reaching this milestone, highlighting the volumes of people benefiting from Good Boost and the community health capacity being created.

“We know from our health-economic analysis, that if Good Boost was delivered in every available public pool, we would create an additional £2.3bn of health service capacity.

“Our sights are set on growing throughout the UK and later this year to expand into the global aquatic landscape to #MakePoolsDeliverMore for greater global health and wellbeing.”

Good Boost's Aqua Move app

To maximise the personalised aquatic opportunities in pools everywhere, Good Boost are also launching their A.I. Aqua Fitness programme.

The multi-award winning technology has been further developed to deliver an A.I. aquatic personal trainer service with exercises that adapt and evolve session-to-session based on your goals, preferences and feedback.

With Aqua Fitness sessions, anyone can opt for workouts that increase their aerobic fitness, build strength, or improve flexibility, balance and coordination.

The Aqua Fitness programme can be found at pools delivering Good Boost, but for those who are not close enough to a Good Boost pool to pick up one of Good Boost’s waterproof tablets, they can download the ‘Aqua Move’ app direct to their personal phone or tablet device.

On the app, Ben added: “The Aqua Move app captures an important part of our mission at Good Boost, to create affordable and accessible aquatic wellbeing.

“It offers truly personalised swimming pool workouts for anyone in any pool. We believe that everyone should be able to love looking after their health and wellbeing through evidence-based and individually-tailored aqua exercises and taking advantage of the inherent therapeutic benefits of water.”

The Aqua Move app is currently available to download on Apple and Android with a two-week free trial. Find out more via the Good Boost website.