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Swimming for Health

Swim fit classDue to its popularity the swimfit sessions are only available on referral, however if you require further information regarding swimfit contact Chris Cleator or Claire Boyd on 01209 310062.

We currently run 4 sessions around the county. St Ives, Helston, Truro and Bodmin.

The aim of the sessions is to encourage individuals who suffer from a medical condition or who are at risk from their health deteriorating such as obesity, increased weight or the pre diabetic, individual. Who would benefit form water based exercise but may not have the confidence to attend public pool swimming session.

These swim sessions encourage individuals who are overweight or who have a medical condition to become more physically active to benefit their health. With the help of a swim teacher you can build your confidence in the water, learn rehabilitation exercises or improve your swimming technique in a safe and friendly environment.

Who would benefit from these sessions?

The sessions are suitable for anyone who would benefit from increasing there activity (including none swimmers) but who may struggle to do so through more main stream activities such as walking or gym based exercise I.e. individuals who have a bone or joint problems, individuals with neurological conditions such as Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy or Stroke. To individuals whom are over weight or obese whom find it difficult to work at a duration or intensity which aids weight management.

What are the benefits of exercising in water?

Exercising in water has numerous benefits; it offers participants increased mobility and flexibility. As the individuals body weight is supported in the water it reduces the stresses and pressure on joint making it an excellent none weight bearing activity, allowing individuals to exercise at higher intensity for longer than other forms of activity. Individuals also benefit form the resistance that water offer subtly toning and strengthening muscles.

How are the sessions run?

The session are supervised by qualified staff who can give practical advice on how to structure and increase swimming or water based activity over a number of weeks. The sessions are informal, friendly and supportive. Offering varying levels of support depending on individuals needs and requirements.