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Baby swim nappies no better th...

BABY swim pants are no better at keeping poo out of the pool than a regular nappy, health experts have warned.

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Mum's panic to find son caught...

The group reported rash-like symptoms and felt burning and stinging sensations on their skin

 

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Just How Much Pee Is In That P...

Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?

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Control of legionella and othe...

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Media coverage of Norovirus at...

Pool party norovirus outbreak covered by two newspapers:

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Legionella and spa pools: what...

Hot tubs and spa pools are a popular trend, but one with a high risk of legionella contamination. Shafik Megji of water treatment specialist Brodex...

Accident leaves 14-year-old fi...

A teenager was left fighting for his life after his intestines were sucked out by the filter of a swimming pool.

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Legionnaires' deaths: JTF admi...

A firm has admitted a health and safety breach after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a hot tub caused the deaths of three men.

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High rates of respiratory prob...

(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are...

Swim Group report to improve s...

A new report launched today by the Swim Group aims to improve swimming and water safety in schools.

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Crypto closes Cocks Moor pool...

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust works with Public Health England in response to outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to Birmingham pool.

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NEW REPORT SHOWS HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Last month Swim England launched an independent report which shows the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming. The report shows the unique benefits of water make it the ideal place for people of all ages to exercise. It is particularly beneficial for those with long term health conditions.

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The report also found evidence that swimmers live longer. Swimming regularly also helps older people to stay fit, physically and mentally.

On the other end of the scale, the report also found that children who take part in swimming lessons regularly develop physical, cognitive and social skills quicker than those who do not.

The report’s remit was developed by the Swimming and Health Commission under the Chairmanship of Professor Ian Cumming, the Health Education England Chief Executive. Continue Reading...

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