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England’s sports participation numbers fall

The number of people engaged in regular physical activity in England fell 1.4 per cent between October 2014 to March 2015, with swimming and fitness being the major casualties.

The latest figures from Sport England’s Active People Survey show the number of people doing “some kind of sport once a week, every week” fell to 15.5 million – 222,000 fewer than six months ago.

Despite being the most popular participation sport in England – with more than 2.5 million adults taking part in 30 minutes of moderate intensity swimming at least once a week – swimming was once again the standout casualty.

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Books, Fitness News

Exercise in water for fitness or rehabilitation

Exercising in water is particularly effective because it offers a wide range of therapeutic and health benefits without the hard impact of land exercise.

Water Exercise, a new book by Human Kinetics, demonstrates how water workouts can be highly personalised by changing the speed, intensity or amount of rest, based on an individual’s needs in light of their current fitness level.

It’s ideal for cross-training workouts, simple to advanced fitness workouts and especially as an aid to recovery from injury or management of chronic conditions.

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Synchronised swimmer ‘walks on water’

Lenka Tanner has been a synchronised swimmer for 24 years and in order to promote her sporting profile she had the idea of taking pictures of herself ‘walking on water’.

She has been training and practising this skill for more than 20 years to perfect it. “For me, running on water is not that hard, because I’ve been practicing it for over 20 years” she said.

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Fitness News, PE News

Teaching swimming by ability rather than age

Assessments and Activities for Teaching SwimmingSwimming is a widely popular sport and activity with great health-related fitness benefits.

However a significant percentage of children are unable to swim with any degree of skill, meaning not only are they missing out on the health benefits, but they also are at risk when in the water.

Part of that risk comes from receiving either no instruction or no differentiated instruction.

Children receiving swimming lessons are commonly grouped by age but many lack the basic skills required for their age level.

Assessments and Activities for Teaching Swimming solves this problem by offering differentiated instruction for every participant in any class or programme, based on each participant’s aquatic developmental level.

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Leeds could host 2016 World Triathlon Series event

The Brownlee BrothersLeeds is being considered to stage an event of the 2016 World Triathlon Series.

The Yorkshire city, home to Human Kinetics Europe, has been chosen by national governing body British Triathlon to take over from London which has hosted a round of the series in Hyde Park since 2009.

Olympic gold-medal winner Alistair Brownlee, who is from Leeds, said: “The series is about delivering world-class racing in iconic locations and Leeds will guarantee to do just that.”

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