Posted: Mon 7th Mar 2016

Make the most of Free Swim Fridays at your local leisure centre

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

This Friday, and every following Friday, residents can enjoy the use of any Caerphilly County Borough Council run swimming pool for free – providing they have a Smart Card! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Free Swim Fridays have become an incredibly popular event throughout the borough with a total of 11,000 adults, 17,000 juniors and 1,000 OAPs taking full advantage of the service so far. The grant for this scheme has been extended for the next financial year and is likely to continue as part of the council’s leisure programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Residents can attend Free Swim Fridays at Bedwas, Caerphilly, Cefn Fforest, Heolddu, Newbridge and Risca swimming pools with some sessions including music, floats, slides and games. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As well as Free Swim Friday sessions, Caerphilly residents can also access a wide range of aquatic activities in swimming pools across the borough, including: adult and laned swimming sessions, swimming lessons for toddler to teens, one to one lessons, birthday parties with a floats and inflatables, family fun sessions, aquacise classes as well as free swimming in for over 60’s in term and holiday periods and free swimming in holiday periods for all under 16’s. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community & Leisure Services said: “It is great that we are able to provide free swimming sessions to residents across the borough and are able to support a healthy living lifestyle. Having the grant extended for another financial year is also a massive help for us to continue to be able to offer this service.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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