local swimming pool is offering a diverse range of activities that
you're probably not even aware of.
offers the chance for you to do something fun, keep you healthy,
meet lots of new people and provides a unique experience for people
with special needs or health issues.
majority of swimming pools around Devon have a similar ethos.
to Devon swimmers
you're 3 or 105, you can learn to swim safely under the supervision
of a qualified instructor or under the watchful eye of a trained
lifeguard. Whatever your age or ability there is something to suit
- pools are not just for swimming
favourite at many pools around Devon are the 'Over 50s' classes.
These offer the chance to not only keep fit but act as a social
meeting point for many people.
50+ swim classes also include added perks such as relaxing music
while you swim and free coffee at the end of your session.
if your level of confidence in the water isn't quite up to that,
then 'Aquafit' may be for you. Practically every pool in Devon offers
an 'Aquafit' class.
classes are carried out in waist deep water so even if you can't
swim you can still take part and work towards reducing your tension
and stress levels.
and fun - swimming needn't be a chore
if you feel any health concerns are holding you back but you would
like a new challenge, there are many alternative classes available.
offers a wide ranging collection of affordable, sociable and esteem
building swimming activities that aim to overcome all of these barriers.
There is clearly something for everyone. So what are you waiting
for? 'Go take a dip'.
find out where your local pool is and what they can offer in the
way of lessons and fun activities - please call the BBC Radio Devon
Helpline on 01752 255500 or 01392 490200 weekdays from 9am-5pm
And listen in to 'swimming and swimmers' on BBC Radio Devon from
Monday 29th September, on Good Morning Devon.
The series will feature open water swimming, learning to swim and