Swimming is a great activity for the whole family to participate in together. Have fun splashing around and practicing the life skill of swimming, a great way to cool down on hot days or to escape the rain during the traditional British summer.
A gentle swim can burn over 200 Kcal in half an hour. As water is 12 times as dense as air, swimming is a far more effective way of toning your muscles than any other form of cardiovascular exercise that you can do on land. Swimming can support up to 90% of the body’s weight in the water, meaning that those with disabilities, injuries or illnesses like arthritis can take part in a comfortable and safe environment. Swimming will help your wellbeing. 30 minutes of swimming 3 times per week have also seen improved sleep patterns & lower stress levels.
The swimming pool is a standard 25m x 8.5m rectangle pool, that is indoor and heated to 31ºC all year round, making this the ideal venue to bring the family. The swimming pool caters for public swimming, fun sessions, swimming lessons and clubs
If you are looking to get fit, without putting to much pressure on the joints, why not take advantage of the clean and friendly environment provided by the staff at the Sports Centre.
Swimming is a fundamental skill that all should learn in order to stay safe near the water. Builth Wells Swimming Pool offers a great environment for people of any age to learn how to swim at their Freedom Leisure swim school.
We offer a wide variety of swimming classes for both children and adults, whether it is to improve your stroke or you're starting from scratch, Freedom Leisure swim school is perfect for all. Classes are taught by qualified instructors, who use ASA criteria to assess and work towards badges or awards.
All of our teachers are friendly, approachable, willing to help and want all their students to get as much as possible out of their swimming lessons.
Saunas have been used for thousands of years and are still popular today. A sauna can help people to unwind and relax, and it may have other health benefits.
what is a sauna?
A sauna is typically a room heated to between 70° to 100° Celsius or 158° to 212° Fahrenheit.
A sauna use can raise the skin temperature to roughly 40° Celsius or 104° Fahrenheit.
As the skin temperature rises, heavy sweating also occurs. The heart rate rises as the body attempts to keep cool. It is not uncommon to lose about a pint of sweat while spending a short time in a sauna.
possible health benefits
Regardless of how a sauna is heated, or the humidity level, the effects on the body are similar.
When a person sits in a sauna, their heart rate increases and blood vessels widen. This increases circulation, in a similar way to low to moderate exercise depending on the duration of sauna use.
Heart rate may increase to 100-150 beats a minute while using a sauna. This may bring some health benefits.