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Aquatic Activity and Swimming for Health

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There is increasing evidence that swimming is a cost-effective activity that will help to save the NHS money. As a result, Swim England, with partners from its Swimming and Health Commission group have supported the development of this elearning to further highlight the unique benefits of aquatic activity and swimming, to increase consideration of water-based activity and discussions with patients about the opportunity within healthcare and community settings. This session outlines a clear learning path for healthcare professionals, social prescribers, students and professionals in different sectors about when to signpost, use and engage people in aquatic activity. It provides an overview of the benefits of water-based activity and how you can encourage and support people to take it up.