The Big Splash

Swimmers across the University of Edinburgh and the CSE will now be able to make a Big Splash as part of the nation’s biggest ever swimming campaign.

The Big Splash campaign logo - blue background.

I’m right behind anything that encourages people to take the plunge and swim more often.

Becky Adlington

Double Olympic swimming champion

The Centre for Sport and Exercise has joined forces with British Swimming and the BBC to deliver the Big Splash and inspire the nation to swim.

From 31 October 2011 St. Leonard’s Pool will be offering a number of exciting Big Splash activities including:

  • Vouchers for all not just staff and students
  • Open days to include;
    • Improve your swimming,
    • Introduce a friend,
    • Family fun (bring your child)

Pool users will also be able to benefit from comprehensive web-based support on the Big Slash website where they will have:

  • Access to a range of training programmes and tips, including British Gas Swimfit, which will help whether you’re a beginner or a little more advanced.
  • The chance to track your progress, including virtual challenges such as swimming the Thames.
  • A chance to become part of the Big Splash online community

The Big Splash will be featured on the BBC Television, Radio and Online on a number of high profile programmes.

Double Olympic champion Becky Adlington is supporting the campaign: “Swimming is my life but just getting in the pool a couple of times a week is a really great way of getting active and staying healthy. I’m right behind anything that encourages people to take the plunge and swim more often.”

For further details and to signup please visit the Big Splash website:


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