Open Water Swimming Taster Session, for anyone suffering from a long-term health condition

After carrying out research in 2017, Swim England commissioned an independent study looking into the impact of swimming on physical, mental and social wellbeing; collating their results into the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Swimming report. The report states that the unique properties of water make swimming a great choice of exercise for people of all ages, especially focusing on those with injuries long-term health conditions. The ease of exercising in water makes it perfect for those who find it difficult to exercise on land, which is why the Liverpool Watersports Centre think it is vital to offer activities for all abilities.

Swim England has also found that open swimming has added benefits to swimming in a pool due to the change in temperature, including better body circulation and a boosted immune system. To see their full list of benefits, visit their website here

The taster event is an excellent opportunity to come along and try something new and fun, while meeting others who may be in a similar situation to you. If you are unsure about trying the open water swimming, don’t let it stop you coming along for a chat and a hot drink! It is a perfect opportunity to talk and get any advice that you may need.

The event will take place 10-11am on Sunday 30th June. All you will need to bring along with you is a towel and swimming trunks or a swimsuit and a wetsuit will be provided. You will also be fully briefed before the swim and you will be provided with full assistance whilst in the water. Don’t worry if you’ve never swam in open water before and are nervous or apprehensive about giving it a try, the staff at the Liverpool Watersports Centre will be there to help you out and teach you everything you need to know! 

If you would like to book a space for this exciting event or find out more about if you fit the criteria, please call 0151 708 9322.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the impacts and benefits of swimming, read the full report from Swim England here

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