Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. It's ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy, whatever your age or ability.
Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control.
Swimming is a lifelong skill that could save a life. If you can't swim, it's never too late to learn.
Find more information on swimming at NHS Choices