Swimming is a great activity for the whole family to participate in together. Have fun splashing around and practising the life skill of swimming, a great way to cool down on hot days or to escape the rain during the traditional British summer.
A gentile swim can burn over 200Kcal in half an hour. As water is 12 times as dense as air, swimming is a far more effective way of toning your muscles than any other form of cardiovascular exercise that you can do on land. Swimming can support up to 90% of the bodies weight in water, meaning that those with disabilities, injuries or illnesses like arthritis can take part in a comfortable and safe environment. Swimming will help your wellbeing. Swimmers who take part in 30 minutes of swimming 3 times per week have seen improved sleep patterns and lower stress levels.
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The 60+ provision complying with the minimum requirements of the Welsh Assembly Government Free Swim Initiative (FSI) we offer free unlimited swimming during term times (39 weeks of the year). If you would like to extend this to the full 52 weeks (extra 13 weeks unlimited) to include schools holidays then this can be done with a one off annual payment of £22.15.
16 and under
We offer an extensive range of FREE swim activities during the school holidays. As well as our FUN based SPLASH sessions we also offer and extensive range of STRUCTURED sessions from Intro to Swimming, Snorkelling, through to National Curriculum Top Up Lessons and Parent and Child classes. Please consult our Free Swim Holiday Timetable for the up to date session timings.
Funding announced for armed forces free swimming scheme
Public health minister, Rebecca Evans, has announced £75,000 for the Armed Forces Free Swimming Scheme (AFFS).
AFFS was rolled out nationally from November 2015, with all 22 local authorities having a local scheme in place by 1st January 2016. It enables serving members for the armed forces and Veterans to swim for free at participating leisure centres and pools, using their Defence Privilege Card.
Funding announced will support the delivery of the scheme in 2017-18.