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Swim 2 Slim

How does it work

Swim 2 Slim is an innovative new 12-week program that combines all the benefits of swimming with a supported weight loss programme. Participants will receive 10 one hour swimming sessions with an expect Swimming Coach.

Swimming is a great all-round activity. This low impact exercise keeps the heart rate up while taking some of the impact stress off the body. Participants will build endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness.

There are two options available for the supported weight loss programme.

• Enhanced Gloji platform with weekly 1-2-1 check-ups from a Health Mentor

• Lose Weight With Achieve behaviour change virtual course


Inclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion/exclusion Criteria


  • Must be able to swim over 25 metres
  • Oxfordshire resident, working in Oxfordshire, studying in Oxfordshire or registered to an Oxfordshire GP surgery
  • You must be over the age of 18
  • BMI greater than 30 OR greater than 27.5 with a comorbidity OR greater 27.5 if you are from a Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) community OR greater than 23 if you are from a BAME community and have a comorbidity
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  • You must not have accessed a free service via Achieve Oxfordshire in the last 12 months
  • You must not have been a paying member of Slimming World or WW in the last 3 months

Unfortunately, we are unable to support you via one of our services if any of the following health statuses apply to you:

  • Complex diabetes*
  • Known eating disorder - Other mental health conditions will be considered on a case by case basis
  • Currently pregnant

*Click here to view our full list of eligibility criteria

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