Swimming participation in England falls
Wednesday 30th November 2016
Some interesting stats revealed by Sport England’s Active Peoples Survey. Participation in swimming has fallen by almost 24% despite the opening of 564 new swimming pools since 2006. The biggest recorded falls being across the North of England.
By contrast, participation in keep fit and gym sessions is up with over 6.8 million people attending classes or the gym once a week. Boxing has also seen a real growth in the number of male participants in addition to people from lower socio-economic groups.
The good news is that Sport England’s Survey shows an overall increase in the number of people regularly playing sport. The number of women playing sport once a week, every week is also increasing faster than the number of men.
You can read the full story on the BBC News website.
Author: Lydia Edgar