Armed Forces Free Swimming Scheme (AFFS)

April 4 2017

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.

The funding, announced today, will support the delivery of the scheme in 2017-18.

How to take advantage...

Simply present your Defence discount service card along with your armed forces ID to your nearest Freedom Leisure Centre. There is a short application form to complete and a £5 fee for a free swimming card. The free swimming card is valid for 12 months of unlimited free swimming. 

That's it your all set up! Present your free swimming card each time you swim and there will be no charge.

Make sure we are open. Download our printable pool timetable to avoid disappointment.

Gwyn Evans Leisure & Activity Centre is closed on bank holiday's.

Physical activity has a huge impact on people’s health and wellbeing. The free swimming scheme was designed to ensure members of the Armed Forces past and present are able to benefit from the physical, and mental, health benefits swimming can offer. I am very pleased to announce £75,000 funding for the initiative in 2017-18.

Public Health Minister, Rebecca Evans

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