The Value of Swimming

Swimming saves over £357 million a year

The Value of Swimming

A ground-breaking report released by Swim England (the national governing body for swimming) has illustrated that swimming is saving the health and social care system over £357,000,000 a year. 

With over 70% of NHS budgets being spent on chronic diseases, increased participation in swimming would further ease the pressures on local health and social care spending.

What this means

Swimming plays a vital role in local communities. It helps to prevent and treat those with a wide range of health conditions including stroke, dementia, diabetes, cancer and depression. It also shows considerable savings made in fewer visits to the GP from regular swimmers.

Some key stats:

  • 1.4 million adults feel that swimming has significantly reduced their symptoms of anxiety and/or depression
  • Swimmers report feeling on average 6.4% happier than non swimmers – this is comparable to feeling 12 years younger
  • 14 million people in England went swimming in the last year
  • 4.7 million adults swim at least twice a month

Read the full report on the Swim England website

Ready to take the plunge?

Our swim memberships offer fantastic value for money and are a great way to get started on your fitness journey.

  • Enjoy unlimited access to Just Swim sessions
  • Free use of SWIMTAG to track and record your swims
  • Access to Places Locker App


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1 in 3 adults in England cannot swim. Whether you have a fear of the water, or have never had the opportunity, it’s never too late to learn. Our adult learn to swim lessons are a great way to get started. 


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