The overall purpose of this programme is to get adult women who can swim back into the pool. The 8 week swimming programme consists of two swims a week one coached and the one self guided session and aims to improve swimming technique, build confidence in the water and increase distance. There is also a social aspect to the programme which is meeting other women from the community who are at the same level of swimming as each other. Swimmin Women encourages women to continue their swimming after the programme finishes. it also aims to progress participants to have the confidence to partake in follow on programme of Swim for a mile.