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Free swimming for under 16s and over 60s

There are 4 pools in Swansea which participate in the Free Swim Initiative.

  • Penlan Leisure Centre - 01792 588079
  • Morriston Leisure Centre - 01792 797082   
  • Pentrehafod Community Pool - 01792 588079
  • Penyrheol Leisure Centre - 01792 897039

Free swimming for under 16s
The City and County of Swansea currently offer FREE swimming sessions for under 16's throughout the holidays. Children need to be registered for the scheme, but this is done by completing a simple form at the centre.

For session time, take a look at the holiday programmes which are published on Active Kids prior to each school holiday.
Please note that all of the pools in Swansea operate a pool policy which is explained below:

Pool Entry Policy
Please note that children must be accompanied according to the following ratios:
Children aged under 4 yrs need one adult to supervise one child
Children aged 4 - 7 yrs need one adult to supervise two children
Children over 8yrs are able to use the pool unaccompanied .

An adult is considered to be a person aged 16 years and over - the responsible adult should keep the children within eye contact at all times. This policy is aimed at providing a safe and enjoyable environment at all times.

Free swimming and swimming lessons for the over 60s in Swansea's pools
Swimming pools in Swansea offer FREE swimming to the over 60s in Swansea, thanks to funding from the Welsh Government. The scheme is designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles among older people.

Free swimming times
Once you've registered, you can swim for FREE during public swimming sessions at ALL of the City and County of Swansea swimming pools

How to register
To register for over 60s swimming in Swansea, all you need to do is go to your local pool, fill out a form and show proof of age (bus passes are not classed as proof of age).

Once you've shown proof of your age and completed the form, you can swim at the pools for FREE!

Please note that separate registration will be required for the Wales National Pool Swansea, Olchfa Pool and Pentrehafod Pool, please enquire at centres for further details.

Free swimming lessons are also available for persons aged 60 and over. Classes are very busy, so give the centre a ring to sign up to the next available course!

Penlan Leisure Centre
Beginners - Tuesdays, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Improvers - Tuesdays, 12.15pm - 12.45pm

Please note that you are required to register prior to attending any of the above mentioned classes.

 

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