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UPDATE: In line with Government and Swim England guidance our standard swim sessions are currently suspended until further notice.
We are offering bookable, small group, teacher-led activities. When available, these will be advertised on our new online bookings page, with details on how to book (debit card required).
Over 50: Silver Swimmers
Gentle on joints yet providing a powerful punch when it comes to aerobic exercise, swimming is one of the best ways to work out.
As the body ages, many forms of exercise can become diffecult and exacerbate existing injuries – especially high impact sports such as running or tennis. Swimming, on the other hand, ensures that the body’s weight is supported by water, making it a great way to get fit without putting any strain on your joints.
Why start swimming?
Swimming is a wonderful sport for people of all ages, partly because your workout can be easily adjusted to suit your level of fitness. Beginners can enjoy a gentle breaststroke that leaves them feeling stretched and challenged while experiences swimmers can alternate between the crawl and butterfly strokes for a demanding workout – without the need for any extra equipment or training.
Swimming.org has some great reasons for introducing swimming into your routine and if those don’t convince you to pick up a pair of goggles. It’s also worth considering how good swimming is for the mind, as well as the body. Not only is it a sport that can help boost your heart rate and improve your overall levels of fitness, but it can help improve your mood too.
A dip in a pool encourages the release of feel-good endorphins as well as the satisfaction of a good workout. Then there’s the social aspect of swimming, which can be increased by signing up for classes such as Hydro-Rehab & Fitness or the NASCH Award Scheme.