Make a splash with council’s free swimming offer for under-16s

Kids swimming

Free summer swimming for under-16s is available at all of Croydon Council’s leisure centres for the six weeks of the schools’ summer holidays.

As well as free swimming there will be crash courses for those new to the water, and centres will offer a range of fun and fitness activities, including inflatable sessions in the pools, junior gyms, trampolining and water polo.

Regular football and basketball sessions are also on offer.

Membership cards for the free swims are available from the centres at South Norwood, New Addington, Waddon, Thornton Heath and Purley. To be eligible, people must either be resident in the borough or attend school in Croydon.

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

It is the third summer when swimming has been free for the borough’s youngsters.

Membership cards need to be shown at every visit for free swimming, and lost cards can be replaced for £3.

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