Free swimming for young people returns this summer

Free swimming for young people returns this summer

Free swimming for young people returns this summer

Wiltshire’s young people will again be able to enjoy free swimming during the summer holidays as Wiltshire Council continues to fund free swim sessions.

Children aged up to 16 can swim for free during specific public swimming sessions at their local Wiltshire Council and Places for People Leisure managed leisure centres.Find a participating leisure centre near you.

The free sessions run from Monday 24 July to Thursday 31 August, excluding bank holidays. There is no need to book into the sessions, but they can be busy so arrive in plenty of time, and you will need to register for a free swim membership card, which makes it faster and easier to check in and out of the sessions.

John Thomson, cabinet member for leisure, said: “The summer holidays are the perfect time for young people to enjoy healthy activities, and these free swimming sessions are a great opportunity to get active.

“In 2016, there were more than 53,000 attendances from young people at free swimming sessions in Wiltshire, and it is hoped that many more will join in the fun this summer.”

Wiltshire Council is also running a full programme of Get Active summer activities and events for young people of all ages and abilities around the county during the summer. Six themed weeks of Camp Activate will take place at many of the leisure centres, alongside sports camps in athletics, basketball, cricket, tennis and football offer challenges, games, coaching and competitions for all abilities.

Meanwhile, the free multi-sport Fun in the Sun programme will visit 27 different village venues around the county; and in Salisbury there will be inclusive activity days for young people with a disability. To find out more, visit activities for young people.

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