Swimming is recognised as one of the best forms of exercise.

If you’ve never exercised before, swimming is a great place to start. It's a low-impact, fun sport that's great for joint mobility, strengthening muscles and creating the feel-good factor. Plus, once you know the basics, anyone can do it and enjoy.

Swimming regularly can help you tone up, improve your flexibility and strengthen your heart and lungs. It’s also a fantastic exercise to support weight loss – training at a medium intensity for 30 minutes can burn up to 200 calories.

Leisure swimming is also a great activity for the whole family to have a splashing time!