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Discover our Sport and Health Team

Helping to create a healthier, more active city.

Who are we?

We are Swansea Council’s Sport and Health Team. An enthusiastic and dynamic team of sport and exercise development professionals, committed to promoting a lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity.

Our team focus on a variety of areas to ensure that everyone understands the importance of being active and has the opportunity to participate.

We support local clubs, schools, and teams to promote wellbeing and an active lifestyle across Swansea. We also host a range of weekly sessions to for people to encages in sport regardless of age or experience.

Whether your new to sport or an athlete, Sport and health have plenty to offer!

 

Our weekly sessions

All sessions are subject to change.

• Dance Health and fitness, Monday, Forge Fach (Clydach), 10.30am-12.30pm. A fun class to improve balance, strength, agility and flexibility to support longevity and prevent falls. Class includes a cuppa and chat following. Call Vic on 07795295409 for more information and to book.
• Nordic Walking 16+, Tuesday, Cwmdonkin Park, 10.00am – 10.45am.
• Companion Rides, Wednesday, Dunvant Rugby Club, 10.00am – 12.00pm. Booking essential directly with Bike Ability Wales on 07584 044284.
• Low Impact Fitness for Older Adults, Wednesday, Sketty Park Community Centre, 10.00am – 10.45am.
• Pilates 16+, Wednesday, Neuadd Llewelyn Hall, 10.30am – 11.15am.
• Tai Chi 16+, Saturday, St Phillips Community Centre, 10.00am – 11.00am

There are new activities launching regularly, check out the full list of activities and book a place via ticketsource.

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Holiday timetable

Every holiday we have a timetable of free and low cost sessions across Swansea. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive holidays session updates and make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter/X and Instagram.

What we offer

NERS

The scheme is aimed at encouraging individuals who are currently inactive in participating in sport as part of a preventative or rehabilitation programme. The scheme works in partnership with health professionals in Swansea including local GPs, practice nurses, dieticians, physiotherapists, diabetic nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists.

60+

Are you over 60 and want to get active? this is for you! We are here to help motivate you and support you in your active journey. We are looking to expand our 60+ programme – if you have any suggestions please contact us on 01792 635452 or sportandhealth@swansea.gov.uk

Daily light exercise comes in many forms such as walking at a slow pace, getting up to make a cup of tea and using a vacuum to clean. Exercises twice a week can help improve strength, balance and flexibility such as gardening, exercises using your own body weight or carrying the shopping. (link to nhs older adults page?)

ParkLives

ParkLives offers fun activities in parks, encouraging people to make new friends and enjoy the green spaces in their local community.

From balance bikes and pop up sessions to health walks in the community, as well as tai chi, Nordic walking and low impact fitness, there’s a variety of ParkLives sessions to suit everyone. The timetabled activities are usually one hour long and led by supportive, friendly, trained session leaders, and volunteers from the local communities.

Us girls

Our very popular Us Girls camps run during the school holidays in partnership with freedom leisure. They are for girls aged between 8 and 14 years who can come together in a fun, friendly and non-judgemental environment to try out a range of different sports and activities including dance, dodgeball, swimming and more!

Along with trying out new sports and activities the girls will have the opportunity to meet new friends and discuss topics relevant to them, such as, ‘barriers to sport’ and ‘the importance of being active’. The Sport and Health team are dedicated to ensuring that all girls who attend the Us Girls camp are made to feel welcome, have fun and most importantly are given the confidence and belief in themselves to try new things and to step out of their comfort zones.

StreetGames

Our very popular StreetGames camp is a fun, friendly and non-judgmental environment open to both boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 years.

On the day, young people will have the opportunity to try NERF, dodgeball, multi-sports, swimming, inflatables and more! It’s sure to be a jam-packed day full of fun.

Spaces fill up fast for our Sport Camps, so please be sure to book your space as soon as possible by contacting Freedom Leisure Centre – Penlan (01792) 588079 or online https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/penlan-leisure-centre/book-session/

Disability sport

We have both disability clubs and inclusive mainstream clubs covering most of the major sports, but if there is anything not listed below that you are interested in trying, then please get in touch on 01792 635218 or e-mail Sport and Health Swansea. Find out more on the Disability Sport webpage.

Community Sport

Swansea Community Sport Team would like to see ‘every child hooked on sport for life’. Find out more about Young ambassadors, Physical Literacy and Active young people.

Walking

There are so many trails and exciting places to explore across Swansea and Gower to find out more click here.

The Walking Development team has trained over 250 Health Walk Leaders and helped start 35 public health walks in Swansea, plus more with the NHS and other professional organisations. See the walks at https://www.swansea.gov.uk/healthywalking. If you want to start a walk or be trained contact John.Ashley@swansea.gov.uk.

Many health walkers go on to one of the recreational walking groups across Swansea and Gower.

There are so many trails and exciting places to explore. Visit https://www.swansea.gov.uk/walking for the groups and downloadable self-guided walks for all abilities.

Want to find out more?

There is more information about what the service and how you can get involved, check it out!

We want you to get involved…

We hope to see you soon at one of our activities, and if you don’t already, make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter/X,  Instagram, YouTube and sign up to our Sport and Health mailing list to be the first to hear our news and find out more about us.