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Every year, millions of people around the world enjoy carefree bathing in pools with biological water treatment.
A natural swimming pool is made hygienic without the use of chemicals. Swimming water flows through biological filters before reaching a regeneration zone – where carefully selected aquatic plants and mineral gravel layers help to cleanse the water, providing a wonderful habitat for wildlife.
The proposed pool would naturally range with the seasons from 0 – 25 degrees centigrade.
The Yorkshire Swim Works will provide a big and beautiful body of water for all swimmers – learners through to those who swim for sport – whilst benefiting your health & wellbeing.
Natural increases in a hormone called prolactin in the body caused by swimming in open water may help to improve the quality of your sleep.
Other hormones that stimulate the thyroid can increase after swimming in open water – making you healthier and happier.
Open water swimming can reduce the over-production of certain hormones that can contribute to impaired immunity.
Outdoor swimming can improve your body’s defensive response to damage, and potentially reducing your risk of contracting some diseases.
Sauna bathing is possibly the world’s best kept secret to well-being and a healthy life. Regular use of private and public saunas for health, relaxation and socialising is commonplace in Finland, Scandinavia, Baltics, Russia, Central Europe and more.
~ The British Sauna Society 2022
Visitors can extend their visit to the region, connect with nature, swim to their hearts content, and take in the view of the Haworth and Ilkley Moors.
The Yorkshire Swim Works will offer contemporary eco-accommodation, and a great cafe with locally sourced ingredients.
Swimming is an essential life-saving skill, yet not all communities feel empowered or have the opportunity to learn to swim, or to take part regularly in swimming.
The Yorkshire Swim Works will link with organisations to develop learning programmes so that more people can benefit from and enjoy participating in outdoor swimming.
We will create learning opportunities for individuals, schools, colleges and communities around – natural pool technology, water filtration, sustainable development, nature & wildlife.
〜 Phil Barker, Assistant Director Sport & Culture, Bradford Council
〜 Alice Jones, Head Teacher Oxenhope Primary School