Leisure charity Fusion Lifestyle has uncovered the top reasons why one in five adults are unable to swim, and shockingly it’s all about body image.
Almost one in ten adults admitted they preferred to stay on dry land rather than be seen in a swimming costume. With body image impacting young Brits more than ever before, Fusion is now taking action to encourage non-swimming adults and the 50 per cent of all primary school children who are still unable to swim unaided back into the pool.
Whilst unsurprisingly, fear of water and drowning is the primary reason given by 20 per cent of non-swimmers, 15 per cent of non-swimmers blamed not learning to swim as a child for their lack of swimming skills whilst even more surprisingly, more than 12 per cent stated they can’t swim because they don’t want the hassle of getting changed and washing their hair!
In a bid to get more people swimming confidently, Fusion has introduced a “robes welcome” policy poolside and has made a free pass available, allowing potential swimmers to bring a friend for free.
Not only this, but Fusion is offering one lucky Along Came Jay reader six one-on-one swimming lessons (worth £180) with an expert. This will allow the chance to conquer any fears for good, take the plunge and never look back.
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is enter the simple rafflecopter by answering the question.
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