SWIMMERS in Kirklees pay more than most for a dip in the pool.
The average price to swim in the council-owned pools is £2.65 which is £1.20 more than in Hull, the cheapest area in Yorkshire.
Harrogate tops the Yorkshire list, charging swimmers an average of £2.95.
Grahame Pope, the chairman of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which conducted the swimming cost survey, said: "It is appalling that in some parts of the country people have to pay more than twice as much to go for a swim than those in neighbouring regions.
"Local authorities should prioritise access to sports facilities if they are to play their part in addressing obesity and enhancing public health.
"Swimming is one of the greatest all round forms of aerobic exercise. When we swim we use just about every muscle in the body."
Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), which manages the pools in the area, claims the survey is unfair.
KAL Business development manager Ian Whitehead said: "We are about getting more people more active more often and do everything we can to get people swimming.
"This survey is based on just one of our prices.
"It does not take into account all the different types of discounts we provide.
"We target groups like OAPs, students and young people and there are savings available for these groups.
"For those people on low incomes who have a Kirklees Passport it only costs £1.35 for an adult to swim.
"If you compare our prices to those in Barnsley, Bradford and Halifax we are cheaper."
* The most expensive place to swim in Britain is Breckland, Norfolk, at £3.60 per adult
* Durham is the cheapest place in which to swim, at just £1.40
* It costs an adult an average of £2.65 to swim in Kirklees pools - but only £1.35 if you have a Kirklees Passport
* Harrogate is the most expensive place to swim in Yorkshire, at £2.95