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Swimming and exercising in water reduces strain on your joints and is a great way to get more active, whatever your age and fitness level.

Regular swimming is proven to reduce your risk of serious illnesses, like:
  • heart disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • stroke

Swimming can also help you to lose weight, improve your general flexibility and increase your strength and mobility.

As well as improving physical health, swimming can also boost your mood and reduce stress levels to improve your mental wellbeing.

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England and help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in water sports. Their vision is of a nation swimming and want to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. On their website you can find helpful information on Water Wellbeing, Fact Sheets which provide advice on swimming with a health condition, and a Pool Finder

You can also find local swimming groups in North Somerset on the Aqua page of our online Active Directory