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Financial support confirmed for swimming pools as benefits confirmed by RCGP

April 5, 2023

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ukactive has welcomed financial support announced by the government for leisure operators and swimming pools. On the 13th of March, new funding was announced for the sector after their omission from the Energy Relief scheme.

This comes as a new campaign has been launched by Swim England and the Royal College of GPs. The initiative promotes the “transformative power” of being active in the water. Healthcare professionals have been asked to recommend swimming and aquatic activities in comparison to other health interventions.

The new initiative includes a series of videos, beginning with Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi, a GP in Leamington Spa. In the video, he highlights the benefits of swimming and its connection to health and wellbeing.

To find out more, see here.

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