Swimming has many benefits, not only being a great form of exercise but also reducing impact on the joints.
Coronavirus update Some of the activities on this page may be returning as part of the road map out of lockdown. Please check with the provider of your chosen activity. Visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for the latest Covid 19 guidelines.
Swimming pools at all South Gloucestershire Active Centres are open daily for public swimming. In addition the below over 60s sessions are offered at the following Active centres:
- Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre BS16 4RH: 60+ Lane Swimming: Tuesday: 10:30am – 11:25am and Thursday 10:30am – 11:25am
- Longwell Green Active Lifestyle Centre BS15 9LA: 60+ Lane Swimming: Friday: 10:00am – 11:00am
Call 0300 333 0300 or go to the Active Centres website https://activecentres.org/facilities/swimming/Active Centre swimming pools
The following over 50s session is offered at Filton Leisure centre:
- Filton Sports & Leisure Centre BS34 7PS: 50+ swimming. Call 01454 866686 or go to the Filton leisure centre website
Please be advised that there are costs to attend these sessions.
Useful resources and information
- Supporting Communities | St. Monica Trust – helps older people form treasured relationships and make the most of their lives. Local community worker, Sato, would like to hear your stories. If you have interests and skills to share or are re-starting a group, call 07971 670880 or email email@example.com.
- UK Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines – physical activity for adults and older adults – The guidelines emphasise the importance of building strength and balance for adults as well as 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity and, for older adults, activities to improve balance.
- The National Centre for Exercise and Sports Medicine has produced this guide to staying active at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Benefits of exercise – Exercise is free, easy to take, has an immediate effect. It can also reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50%.
- “We Are Undefeatable” – this new campaign aims to help people with long-term health conditions to get more active. Visit the campaign website for more information.
- Physical activity and mental health -Sport and physical activity has a powerful and positive effect on mental health. Visit the Sport England website to find out more.
- See our top 10 tips for motivation and change.
- One You national website
- Download the Active 10, Easy Meals and a range of other One You apps – on the Apple store or Google Play