Free summer swimming for under-16s is available at all of Croydon Council’s leisure centres for the six weeks of the summer holiday.
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 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 here.
Parents or guardians need to complete the form and pay a small one-off £2 fee, after which members can swim for free as many times as they like.
Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport
With the summer holidays offering a great opportunity for young people to try out new physical activities or hone their skills in sports and athletics the council’s centres welcome first-timers as well as those who already make regular use of the facilities.
Membership cards need to be shown at every visit for free swimming, and lost cards can be replaced for a further £3.