Leisure providers in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot join together to keep customers active during lockdown

October 1 2020

With a number of additional lockdown restrictions now in place across a vast area of South Wales, two leisure providers in neighbouring counties have joined together to help keep customers active across the region.

The initiative, a partnership between Freedom Leisure (Swansea) and Celtic Leisure (Neath Port Talbot), will enable customers who reside in the counties of Swansea or Neath Port Talbot but have a leisure centre membership in the neighbouring county to access a local leisure facility whilst the local lockdown remains in place. This will ensure that customers who usually use a centre in the neighbouring county can continue to keep active and will not have to cross a county boundary to use a facility.

Freedom Leisure, who also operate leisure facilities across Powys will be making Ystradgynlais Sports Centre available as part of the initiative due to its geographical location.

This opportunity will be available from Monday 5th October and eligible members should contact their local leisure provider for more details on how to access the scheme.

Nic Beggs, Area Manager Freedom Leisure (Swansea), said:

“It’s great to see two well established Leisure trusts working together to benefit their customers in difficult circumstances.  We must continue to do what we can to keep the local community as active as possible as an integral part of the fight against Covid-19.” 

Richard Lewis, CEO of Celtic Leisure, added:

“Knowing how important exercise is to people’s lives, we are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for members to continue their fitness activities closer to home and to help bolster both the physical and mental health of the community.

The initiative will be in place until Saturday 31st October initially and will be reviewed in line with Welsh Government updates.  An overview of the participating leisure providers and facilities included can be found below:

Freedom Leisure 

  • LC Swansea
  • Morriston Leisure Centre
  • Penlan Leisure Centre
  • Penyrheol Leisure Centre
  • Bishopston Sports Centre
  • Ystradgynlais Sports Centre (Powys)

Celtic Leisure

  • Aberavon Leisure & Fitness Centre
  • Neath Sports Centre
  • Neath Leisure Centre
  • Pontardawe Leisure Centre
  • Pontardawe Swimming Pool
  • Vale of Neath Leisure Centre


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