British Gas SWIMFIT at Blyth Sports Centre
Swim Your Way to Fitness with Swimfit!
What is Swimfit?
Swimfit is a workout programme for the swimming pool,
developed by swimming experts at the Amateur Swimming Association
Whether your goal is to get fit, lose weight or train
for an event, Swimfit provides structure and purpose to your
How does it work?
There are 2 different options - Swimfit Activate and
1 - Swimfit Activate
Swimfit Activate allows you to follow your swimming
You can choose from 30 different Swimfit Activate session
cards (see image left) - all available on poolside. Each
card is based on the number of lengths you wish to swim during your
session. Ranging from 10 lengths to 120 lengths, there is a card
suitable for every swimmer.
For example - Activate Card no. 7 is for 22
lengths. The card tells you that during the session you
can burn up to 335 calories! It also guides you through the
1 - WARM UP
Swim 6 lengths using front
crawl, backstroke or breaststroke.
Rest for 1 minute after the 6 lengths.
2 - STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Swim 4 lengths
using either front crawl, backstroke or breaststroke
Rest for 30 seconds after each length
3 - MAIN SET
Swim 6 lengths using the same
stroke as in stroke development.
Rest every 2 lengths until your breathing returns to normal.
4 - SWIM DOWN
Swim 6 lengths using a
stroke of your choice without resting.
5 - WHAT NEXT
You did it! Next time, go
the extra distance and follow the 24 length session card
You can also LOG EACH SWIM SESSION on the swimfit.com website where you can
track your progress, access tailored programmes, create your own
sessions and take part in Swimfit Challenges.
2 - Swimfit Activate+
Each Swimfit Activate+ session provides you with the
opportunity to follow a Swimfit Activate session card in a group
environment, with the additional benefit of a Swimfit Activate+
In these sessions you will receive an assessment of your goals, a
recommended session to follow and plenty of support and
Swimfit Activate+ sessions cater for all swimming
When can I do a Swimfit Activate or a Swimfit Activate+
You can take part in a Swimfit Activate session at any
time when the pool is open to the public. (See timetables
Swimfit Activate+ sessions will be available at Blyth
Sports Centre at the following times -
- Tuesdays, 6pm - 6.45pm
- Wednesdays, 7am - 7.45am
The Swimming pool timetable for Blyth Sports Centre can
be viewed on this website by clicking here, or by browsing the
leaflet below -
How much are the sessions?
For Swimfit Activate sessions you will pay what you
normally pay for a public swimming session.
Swimfit Activate+ sessions are instructor-led group
sessions, so are considered to be a 'fitness class.'
The following charges will apply:
Swimfit Activate+ Session Prices
|Type of membership
|Daytime gym, classes & swim member
||Wednesday 7am-7.45am - FREE
Tuesday 6pm-6.45pm - £2.60
|Anytime gym & swim
|Anytime classes & swim
|Anytime gym, classes & swim
|Single site gym & classes
If you would like to take part in one of these sessions, please
book with reception as places are limited.