Swimming has maintained its position as one of Britain's most popular participation sports, with just under 3 million people taking part at least once a week. Swimming is an activity that burns lots of calories, is easy on the joints, supports your weight, builds muscular strength and endurance, improves cardiovascular fitness, cools you off and refreshes you in summer and one that you can do safely into old age.

When athletes are injured, particularly in the lower extremities, they are frequently told to swim to maintain their fitness level. Swimming helps them stay in shape, and it's even part of the rehabilitation. That's because the resistance of the water makes the muscles work hard without the strain or impact that is experienced on land. Swimming is an activity that builds strength, endurance, and muscle tone. It's an activity that you can do all year long, inside or outside, it burns lots of calories.

Common Swimming Injuries

The most common sports injuries associated with swimming are not usually caused by swimming.

Instead they tend to be overuse injuries and / or injuries by an athlete being too ambitious in their goals for returning to their chosen sport. So injuries may include re-aggravated sprains, back pulls and so on.

Swimming Insurance Plans

Sportsinsurance4u offers a wide variety of plans, from pool swimming and open water swimming insurance to swimming club insurance.

Sports Accident Insurance

General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of swimming accident insurance providing cash benefits for sports injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a training session, competition or whilst on an organised tour.

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Sports Health Insurance

Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional swimmers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports related injuries.

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As an alternative for amateur swimmers, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.

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