Gwynedd Council


Swimming is a great, total body workout. Unlike other sports, swimming engages every muscle group and energy system! Water is 800 times more dense than air, and that added resistance allows for an awesome total body workout.

Swimming improves flexibility, range of motion, and functional strength in the water. This leads to improved core strength and mobile stability in all your joints, as well as stronger muscles and enhanced motor skills.

Swimming also burns a high number of calories, keeping your body healthier. It’s a personal sport, and can be as tough or as gentle as you need, meaning you’re never pushed too hard or under worked.

Swimming is a Low Impact exercise, so if you struggle with injuries, especially in the joints, finding low-impact exercises to do is extremely important.

It’s easy to get started with Byw’n Iach. Swimming is part of our Inclusive Direct Debit package and we have many Public Swimming sessions available to all who wish to attend.

We even run adult swimming classes for those who are new to the sport.

Swimming is available at the following centres:

  • Byw’n Iach Arfon, Caernarfon
  • Byw’n Iach Bangor
  • Byw’n Iach Bro Dysynni, Tywyn
  • Byw’n Iach Bro Ffestiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Byw’n Iach Dwyfor, Pwllheli
  • Byw’n Iach Glaslyn, Porthmadog
  • Byw’n Iach Penllyn, Bala
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