Health benefits

  1. Benefits of Swimming
    Benefits of Swimming

    Benefits of Swimming

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  2. Back to Pool
    Back to Pool

    Back to Pool

    Our Back to Pool Guide:

     

    After a restful and relaxing Christmas people of all ages are looking forward to getting back to the pool, myself included. Many of you parents and careers may be asking yourselves:

     

    “What do I need to help my child get back into swimming after the Christmas break?

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  3. A Swimmer's Thoughts During LGBT History Month
    A Swimmer's Thoughts During LGBT History Month

    A Swimmer's Thoughts During LGBT History Month

    The water, to my swim mates and me, is a place where everyone is welcome.

    Because of this, it can be viewed as one of many equalizers when it comes to diversity and inclusion, including for the LGBT community of which I am a proud member. 

    In fact, during LGBT History Month, I have been reflecting on my own journey as a gay individual, including how the water has helped me be more confident and visible.

     

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  4. Pool to Open Water
    Pool to Open Water

    Pool to Open Water

    Transition from pool to open water: 

    the mental preparation no one tells you about

    Swimmer and newly qualified swim teacher, Minreet opens up about transitioning from the pool to open water and what mental training she did to be able to take the plunge.

    I recently became a qualified swimming teacher and this was tough as it requires a lot of time and practical experience to remember

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  5. Good Boost & Pregnancy
    Good Boost & Pregnancy

    Good Boost & Pregnancy

    Aqua Exercise During Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, the body undergoes amazing adaptations essential for childbirth. During this time there are considerable health and wellbeing benefits to being physically active during and after pregnancy. This is true for people who are already active, and those taking their first steps too.

    Exercising in water provides a low-impact but high-reward opportunity to be active, that overcomes many of the

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  6. Good Boost & Zoggs
    Good Boost & Zoggs

    Good Boost & Zoggs

    The Benefits of Aqua Rehab Exercise

    Water is an enabler. Its buoyancy allows you to exercise without putting as much pressure on your bones or joints and at a higher resistance than on land, facilitating harder training for the whole body. Aquatic exercise allows you to effectively decrease the impact of your exercise, without reducing the intensity

    Aqua exercise is Low Impact but High

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  7. Good Boost
    Good Boost

    Good Boost

    Who Are Good Boost?

    Transforming any Pool Space into a Therapeutic Place.

    Good Boost is a social enterprise that started in 2018 with a mission to make aqua rehab research and science available to everyone. There are considerable health & wellbeing benefits for all activity in water, particularly for health conditions that affect the joints like arthritis and back pain. Good Boost is a team of Physios, health professionals,

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  8. Winter Swim Challenge
    Winter Swim Challenge

    Winter Swim Challenge

    Chris on Her Sprit WSC

    So, last September I found myself in a lake, dragged there by a friend who had done it before and another who wanted to try it. Both of us who had never done this before were nervous, scared, wondering if this was for us, but we looked at each other, and decided it was now or never, got in the lake and have never regretted that decision for a moment.

    Each week we swam, a little less as the lake grew colder, and I discovered the Her Spirit

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  9. Open Water Swim Safety
    Open Water Swim Safety

    Open Water Swim Safety

    11 Safety Tips for Swimming in Open Water

    Nothing beats the feeling of swimming in open waters and that post-swim high you get from time spent in nature’s wild spaces. It is life-affirming and one of the best ways to expand your swimming horizons. But how do you stay safe in the water? It’s a very different environment from your local swimming pool. Let’s find out how to stay safe by diving into our top safety tips for swimming in open

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  10. Mental Health Swim
    Mental Health Swim

    Mental Health Swim

    How to get out of that rut, and gain a new perspective through swimming

    Mental Health Swim Series

    It’s the middle of winter, pouring down outside and I haven’t been for a swim in over a week. The longer I go without swimming the longer the rut lasts, and the harder it feels just to jump on the bus to the pool or my local reservoir. This felt like the story of the winter just gone, and despite signing up to

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