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Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that offers personalised journeys through the sport including learning to swim as a key life skill, recreational swimming for individuals and families and competitive swimming for athletes.

An Overview of Swimming

For parents, encouraging your child to learn to swim is one of the most important skills you will teach them. If you get children interested in swimming when they're young there's a good chance they'll enjoy the water for the rest of their life, and remain fit and healthy.

Whether you're thinking of learning for the first time or returning to swimming after a few years - whether you'd like to join a club and try competitive swimming or just get in the water for leisure, take the plunge and Go Swim!

Benefits

Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise and has many benefits including;

  • Being a life skill which can create life long opportunities for people to exercise and even enjoy holidays that little bit more!
  • Being a life saving skill should there ever be any situations that arise at poolside.
  • An excellent form of rehabilitation as it places less stress on the joints.
  • Works all of the major muscle groups.

Costs

Monthly payments are now taken via standing order for Glasgow Sport's swimming participation programme. The costs are noted below;

Regular Learn to Swim programme: £27 per month, £24 with a kidz card and £17 for concessions.

1-2-1 Swimming lessons: £81.20 for 5 sessions

Public Swimming is free for all kidz card and Fitness Unlimited Glasgow Club members. Prices for others are; £3.20 per swim for non member, £2.90 for PAYG Glasgow Club member and £2.30 for PAYG concession Glasgow Club member.

Involvement

Glasgow Sport have an extensive Pre School, Learn To Swim and Adult Swimming programme that caters for all age groups and abilities. For more information click on the learn to swim programme below.

Equipment

A pre-requisite for swimming is for participants to appropriate swim wear which generally will be a swim suit for females and trunks for men.

Facts

  • Team Scotland won 10 medals in the pool in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
  • City of Glasgow Swim team contains multiple elite international performers including Jack McComish, Camilla Hattersley, Andrew Mullen and Sean Campsie.

Find Swimming Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Getting Back into Sport

Thu, 23 May 2019

Being active doesn't have to be about going to a gym. Many people took part in a sport when they were a kid but may have fell away for a number of reasons. Getting back into a sport you used to love i

People Make Glasgow Healthier

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

There’s lots of ways to get active and local community and sports centres are a great space to start. If getting outdoor is more your thing, you could even try a local walking group in a park.

Pool Activities

Fri, 09 Mar 2018

Make a splash and have fun by coming along to our pool activities during the holidays!

Adult Learn to Swim

The Learn 2 Swim pathway is an all-inclusive programme which takes the non-swimmer from his or her first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water, whatever their age

Learn to Swim

Swimming is a fantastic way to stay healthy, no matter what age you are and it is never too early to start, so Glasgow Sport provides a programme of lessons for children aged 6 months onwards.

Rookie Lifeguard/ Survive and Save (8-16 years)

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you. With colourful materials and fun, varied acti

National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Sport Swimming

Contact Name
Glasgow Sport Swimming Participation
Contact Email
swimming@glasgowlife.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 287 6251

Glasgow Club Tollcross

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Bellahouston

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Drumchapel Pool

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Pollok

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Gorbals

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club North Woodside

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Scotstoun

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Easterhouse Pool

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Whitehill

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 22 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Castlemilk Pool

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Head Coach & Assistant Coach

Bedale Sharks ASC is a community club where all young swimmers are welcome, from those who simply want to develop their skills and fitness, to those who want to swim competitively. We are seeking a new Level 2 or Level 3 qualified Head Coach who can motivate, encourage and communicate well with young people. You will lead a small coaching team and be required to plan and deliver coaching sessions in accordance with LTAD. We are also seeking someone who is Level 1 or Level 2 qualified as an Assistant Coach to further strengthen the overall coaching team.

Digital Communications Officer

Full Time - Permanent

Salary – £21,896 - £25,813 per annum (depending on experience)

British Swimming is seeking a Digital Communications Officer to join our Events & Communications team based in Loughborough, reporting to the Communications Manager.
The purpose of the role is to pro-actively deliver day-to-day digital communications, supporting the delivery of the wider marketing and communications strategy. The Digital Communications Officer will be responsible for executing our communications output across web and digital, promoting our key aquatics sports both day to day and around major national and international events.

Regional Management Board Chairman

Due to the impending retirement of the current Chairman, the South West Region of Swim England are seeking applications from suitably experienced individuals interested in the strategic role of Chairman of the Regional Management Board.

This is a voluntary role for an initial four-year period.