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.
Exercising in water is particularly effective because it offers a wide range of therapeutic and health benefits without the hard impact of land exercise.
A synchronised swimmer of 24 years appears to be able to walk on water.
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.
Leeds is being considered to stage an event of the 2016 World Triathlon Series
The optimum age for children to begin formal swimming lessons is between 5 and 7 years of age
45 per cent of UK primary school children are unable to swim 25 metres despite it being a national curriculum requirement
Human Kinetics has 17 discussion groups on Facebook ranging from aquatics to wrestling.