Ahead the Britain’s parliamentary debate November 4th, 2020, global swimwear brand Speedo – headquartered in Nottingham – is supporting the #OpenOurPools campaign and urging the UK Government to reconsider its decision to close leisure centres and swimming pools and to think about the mental and physical health benefits which swimming brings to millions.
A Speedo spokesperson said:
Speedo UK wholeheartedly supports the #OpenOurPools campaign and is urging the UK Government to please consider the physical and mental wellbeing of the swimming community when debating this issue.
“Whilst we applaud the continued efforts to try and prevent the spread of Covid-19, we believe that venues have adapted superbly since being allowed to initially re-open.
“Swimming is vital to the health and wellbeing of millions of adults in Britain and can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in what are undoubtedly tough times. As the nights continue to draw in, exercising regularly outdoors becomes more difficult and so we are also calling on the Government to reverse its decision to close swimming pools so that swimmers all over the country can continue to reap the benefits of being in the water.”