Young and older people in Sandwell can register for free swimming this winter at any of Sandwell’s leisure centres across the borough.
Young people aged 16 and under in Sandwell can swim for free during school holidays at any public swimming session at Sandwell leisure centres.
People living in Sandwell aged 60-plus can also swim for free up to 1pm daily.
Free swimming is available to all Sandwell residents who meet the criteria and you need to register and provide proof of address at the facility if you haven’t previously. Those already registered can continue to use their existing free swim cards.
The free swimming programme is an initiative Sandwell Council have signed up to for many years and will continue to support.
Cabinet member Councillor Paul Moore said: “Our free swimming programme is incredibly popular and we are always getting lots of great feedback from residents who love the fact that they can swim for free in Sandwell.
“It is incredibly important to us as a council to help people keep active and we hope to continue to offer free swimming for children and people aged 60-plus in Sandwell.”
He added: “We have some fantastic swimming facilities in Sandwell to enjoy and residents can register online for the free sessions with Sandwell Leisure Trust and Places for People.
“Alternatively, staff will help anyone directly at our swimming centres in West Bromwich, Smethwick, Langley in Oldbury, Tipton, Wednesbury or Haden Hill in Cradley Heath.”
Ash Rai, chief executive for Sandwell Leisure Trust said: “We are delighted to support Sandwell Council’s free swimming initiative to help more people enjoy swimming at our excellent pool facilities throughout the borough.”
Mike Wells, Contracts Manager for Places for People, said, “We are happy to continue to support Sandwell Council’s free swimming initiative at West Bromwich Leisure Centre which enables Sandwell’s residents to lead a more active lifestyle.”
Further details and registration are available at www.sandwell.gov.uk/leisure