Swimming has always been one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom as it is fun for all ages. Luton has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and many of these also offer other great activities such as exercise classes. As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit and stay healthy. It’s a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits.
People either decide to swim recreationally or competitively. Recreational swimming can provide you with a low-impact workout and it’s also a good way to relax and feel good. Common swimming styles in recreational swimming are breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and front crawl. If you are a person who prefers to swim more competitively, this can provide the health benefits of a vigorous workout as well as the fun and thrill of competition.
It is known that swimming is a brilliant way to aid your recovery from a serious injury as depending on your type of injury, swimming can offer a low-impact, all-over body workout – a great way to exercise during your recovery. Being low-impact, swimming reduces additional stress on the body while helping you to be more active and feel healthier.
The swimming pool at Inspire: Luton Sports Village has a 50m, 8-lane competition swimming pool. On the flip side, if you’d rather unwind they also have a 20m, 5-lane community swimming pool perfect to take the family to as it caters for all swimming abilities. If you’re feeling daring they also have world-class diving facilities including 10m diving board.
Swimming at Lewsey Sport Park is a treat for the whole family. The pool is a 5m four lane pool, and also includes a 20m flume slide (open for Fun Time Splash! sessions) keeping you entertained for hours! The venue is complete with individual, family, and disabled changing facilities.
Located a short distance from Leagrave train station, this swimming pool has a 25m, five lane swimming pool. The centre has plenty of other activities such as a gym and badminton courts. Swimming is a brilliant activity to either enjoy individually if you want to swim lengths and improve your own fitness. On the other hand, it is equally as enjoyable as a family day out. Lea Manor Recreation Centre offers additional classes, for example, aqua aerobics which is a great way to keep fit.