Free swimming for under-17s returns for fourth year

Free summer swimming for those aged 16 and under is available at Croydon Council’s leisure centres from Monday 24 July to Tuesday 5 September.

Cllr-GodfreyCouncillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport

“This is the fourth summer in a row we’ve invested in free swimming. It’s a great way to enjoy the summer holidays and I’m really proud that we’re able to do this again in such difficult times.”

Alongside swimming for those already proficient in the water there will be beginners’ crash courses to get novices started and confident. Centres will also offer a range of fun and fitness activities, including inflatable sessions, junior gyms, trampolining, water polo, football and basketball.

Membership cards for the free swims can be picked up from the centres at South Norwood, New Addington, Waddon, Thornton Heath, and Purley. Anyone who is resident in the borough or attends school here is eligible.

Parents or guardians should complete the form and pay a £2 one-off admin fee, after which members can swim for free as many times as they like.

Membership cards need to be shown at every visit for free swimming, and lost cards can be replaced for £2.

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