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Swimming is an excellent form of exercise as it gives a full-body workout.

An Overview of Swimming

Because the density of the human body is very similar to that of water, the body is supported by the water meaning less stress is placed on joints and bones. Therefore, swimming is frequently used as an exercise in rehabilitation after injuries and is suitable for all ages.

Whether you're thinking of learning for the first time or returning to swimming after a few years - whether you'd like to join a club and try competitive swimming or just get in the water for leisure, take the plunge and Go Swim!

Find Swimming Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Swim England

Contact Name
Swim England headquarters
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

British Swimming

Contact Name
British Swimming
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

Bedale Sharks

An inclusive and friendly swimming/water polo club for children and young people. All are welcome, from those who simply want to develop their skills and fitness, to those who want to swim or play water polo competitively.

York St John Students' Union

York St John University is situated in the heart of York. With around 7,000 students, the Students Union boast 27 sports clubs for students to join.

Thirsk White Horse Swim Team

TWHST provides a high standard of coaching and teaching to young people and adults wishing to swim competitively, or for fitness. We swim at local, county and regional and sometimes national level. Our head coach, Ken Smith heads up a team of volunteer co

ASA North East Region Funding Scheme 2015-2017

The ASA North East Region is pleased to announce a funding scheme for affiliated clubs looking to achieve greater success in aquatics within the North East Region.

The Region are looking to invest in projects, clubs and networks which support the delivery of the outcomes of the 2013-2017 business plan. These will need to demonstrate how they will focus on the delivery of one or more of the following themes: Governance, Talent, Workforce, Participation and Clubs.

All applications will need to demonstrate Need, Impact, Deliverability and Sustainability and have some match funding and/or 'value in kind' funding

Swimming and Activity Activator

Your primary role is to get people active in aquatics and activity! You will be part of a team of people delivering safe and fun activity sessions to our customers, making sure that they have a great experience and ensuring that they choose to keep coming back. The majority of your week will be spent delivering aquatic sessions to people. In the remainder of your time you will have administration tasks to complete so you need to be organised and manage your time well.

World Class Programmes Administration Officer (Maternity Cover)

British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain. We are seeking an Administration Officer (Maternity Cover) to provide high quality administrative support to assist in the planning and implementation of the World Class Programmes.

Swimming Teacher

We are looking for a qualified swimming teacher to help build on our current program .

Regional Management Board Chairman

Due to the impending retirement of the current Chairman, the South West Region of Swim England are seeking applications from suitably experienced individuals interested in the strategic role of Chairman of the Regional Management Board.

This is a voluntary role for an initial four-year period.