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Top 10 reasons to give swimming a go

Top 10 reasons to give swimming a go

Here are our top 10 reasons to give swimming a go at Kimberley Leisure Centre. The importance of encouraging all to join in, in what we think is the most important sport there is. To find out more keep reading:

At number 10

It’s never too late to learn.

If your resolution is to master, improve or learn how to swim.  At L Leisure we offer swim lessons for all ages, for babies through to adults.

New in at number 9

Fun and enjoyment are the benefits

It’s an excellent way to relax the body, soothe the mind and reduce anxiety. It can certainly help with life’s day to day stresses.

Next at number 8

A unique opportunity for people of all ages and abilities.

It is an activity that the whole family can participate in. It can help enhance family life bringing all the family together.

At number 7

It’s sociable.

Swimming pools are proven to be popular meeting points and a fantastic way to make new friends. It can reduce loneliness and be a foundation for friendships to be made.

Coming up at number 6

Helps with lots of different health issues.

These can include asthma, joints, C.P suffers, mental health, lower stress levels. Long-term swim training can also improve cardio respiratory fitness and endurance. This can be especially important in healthy pre-pubertal girls and adults. It is also a great activity for  women in pregnancy to enjoy,  Children with asthma and adults with osteoarthritis; a condition affecting joints, causing pain and stiffness can also benefit immensely from swimming.

Sitting nicely at number 5

It is the foundation for so much more.

It can lead and progress into many different water based disciplines. These include:

  • Water polo
  • Synchronised swimming
  • Diving
  • Open water
  • Swim in the sea
  • Swim club
  • RLSS Rookie Lifeguard
  • RLSS NPLQ
  • Snorkelling
  • Triathlon
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Free diving

Through Lleisure we offer a wide range of activities. At Kimberley Leisure Centre we pride ourselves on running lots of fantastic water based children’s holiday activities.  Just check our holiday activities on our website.

Closing in at number 4

A brilliant way to exercise and keep fit.

Swimming is a low impact sport which means it is very gentle on your joints. This makes it suitable for people of all ages, including the elderly.. It is also a full body workout, and uses all the muscles in your body.  It can be a great way to maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs. Check our timetable to find out about our different swim sessions.

Swooping in at number 3

Could lead into future career opportunities

You could get involved by completing your NPLQ Lifeguard and Swim England Teaching qualification. We also offer a very successful Swim Volunteer Scheme; which provides a pathway from volunteer to qualified swimming teacher. You can find out more about our opportunities here.

Close at number 2

It could save someone’s life.

Swimming knowledge and water safety skills could help to save someone else’s life, without endangering your own.  There’s lots of fantastic information on the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) website on water safety and drowning prevention week  which as a centre we always take part in

Topping the list at number 1

The only sport that potentially could save Your Own Life.

Being able to swim, having the knowledge, skills and confidence in and around water could be life changing. Swimming is the only sport that could save your own Life and for this reason we rate it our top priority for giving swimming a go!  We never know what challenges life might throw our way and when faced with a difficult situation how we might react.

Swimming is a skill for life

Gemma, Swimming Development Officer, Kimberley Leisure Centre

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