Sheffield swims to top position

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MORE people in Sheffield are swimming than in other areas across the region according to figures from national governing body, Sport England.

Nearly 16 per cent of people in Sheffield swim at least once a month, compared to less than 10 per cent for each of the other sports polled, such as cycling and athletics.

The figures, which show that Sheffield’s swimming participation is three percentage points higher than both the Yorkshire and England average, have been taken from Sport England’s local sport profiles, which were developed to help local authorities in England.