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Value of Swimming

We have commissioned new research to demonstrate the value of swimming to individuals and to society.

Our findings show clearly how swimming positively contributes to physical and mental wellbeing, to individual and community development, and helps to reduce the burden to our health and social care system.

Swimming can reach so many people and be enjoyed by people of all ages. It can transform lives and tackle a number of the problems facing society in a way that other sports and activities cannot.

This report proves what those involved with swimming have known for a long time. Swimming has the power to help people live longer, better, happier lives.

Download the report below. You can also find an accompanying technical report and literature review below.

Value of Swimming

This report updates and replaces the 2019 Value of Swimming report.