Make Your Move Q&A: Getting started at the pool with Rebecca Adlington & Mark Foster

Dr Victoria King, Rebecca Adlington, Mark Foster

Catch up with the Q&A on the BBC Get Inspired Facebook page.

You can join the conversation and send in your questions using #MakeYourMove on Twitter. You can also email

What puts off so many of us from going swimming?

Whether it is a fear or phobia, a religious or cultural reason, a body image issue, a medical concern, or something else, it is easy to find a reason not to get into the water.

Make Your Move hosted a live Facebook Q&A with Rebecca Adlington, Mark Foster and Dr Victoria King to discuss anything and everything to do with getting started at the pool.

Make Your Move is a campaign, by the BBC Get Inspired team, which aims to show it doesn't take much to get moving.

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Pool users outline their reasons for overcoming the real and perceived barriers to swimming

This month the campaign has put swimming in the spotlight, but if you would like some inspiration on how to get a bit more active out of the pool, look at our ready-made challenges at

Whether you take on a challenge on your own or with friends, family or work-mates, we want you to show us your efforts.

Give us updates using #MakeYourMove on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Email us or send us a letter and some pictures (photos or hand drawn, we don't mind). Our address is: Make Your Move, BBC Get Inspired, 3rd Floor Quay House, Salford Quays M50 2QH.

Alternatively find taster sessions, events and clubs near you by using the postcode search on the Get Inspired Activity Finder.