Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise and is ideal if you want to become healthy and active, whatever your age or ability. Its low impact, can help reduce strain on your joints, tone muscles, build strength and increase stamina. Plus swimming is a vital life skill.

 

If this isn’t enough to get you reaching for your swimming costume, here are our five benefits of swimming to show you there is no such thing as being too cool for the pool:

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Mood Booster

Whether work is stressing you out, the kids are being a nightmare, or life in general; we all get times we need to wind down. Swimming can help with this and with regular swims it can help lower stress levels and reduce anxiety and depression. 

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Burns calories. 

Swimming is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in just half an hour, more than double that of walking. Any faster or endurance swimming will also see that chocolate bar gone quicker.

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Improves your sleep

As well as improving physical and mental wellbeing, swimming has been reported to help you sleep better at night and help boost your quality of life.

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Rehabilitation

As well as being a great form of cardiovascular exercise, swimming regularly can help prevent, maintain and cure illness and injury. 

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Provide exercise for kids!

The recommended physical activity guidelines for kids aged between 5-18, is 60 minutes per day as per the NHS.  Kids do not need to feel like exercising is a chore and with swimming it can be a fun activity without it feeling like a formal work out.

*Benefits and information provided by NHS & Swimming.org

New to swimming?

Why not try out our swimming lessons or come for a casual swim during our public swim hours. To find out more about our sessions hover over the session name in the timetables below.

Please note these timetables are subject to change unexpectedly due to unforeseen circumstances.

For those attending Fun Splash sessions at Belhus Park, The water slide is only available during the first hour.

 

SWIMMING

Platinum Member

Standard Member

Non-member

Adult (16+ years)

FREE £3.40 £4.40
Concession member FREE £2.50 N/A

Family Swim

(1 adult and 3 children under 16 OR

2 adults and 2 children under 16)

FREE £10.00 £12.50

Junior

(2-18 years. Juniors over 16 must prove they are in full-time education)

FREE £2.20 £3.20
Under 2s FREE FREE FREE