free swimming at newport live
Free swimming allows 0 – 16 years old, over 60s, members of the armed forces and veterans to swim for free at selected times at the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre and the Active Living Centre. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult and child supervision guidelines will apply.
Under 17s Free Swimming
0 - 16 years are able to swim for free at designated times on the weekend and during school holidays. To be eligible for free swimming you must possess a free swim card. Application forms can be downloaded here and can be returned to any Newport Live venue where you will be issued with a card.
Alternatively, create an account by clicking here, select the Pay as you go option, your card will be ready to collect at reception within 24 hours.
Under 17s Free Swimming Times
Regional Pool & Tennis Centre*
Saturday 2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 3.45pm
Sunday 2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm
Active Living Centre*
Saturday 3pm - 4pm
- Pre-booking is advised, download the app to book
- One session per person per day
- You must bring your free swim card, without your free swim card the cost is £2.20 per child
- A replacement card can be purchased for £3.15
Free Swimming for Over 60’s
Over 60s can swim for free during designated times at any Newport Live pool. To be eligible for free swimming you must possess a free swim card. Application forms can be downloaded here and can be returned to any Newport Live venue where you will be issued with a card. Please bring with you proof of eligibility e.g. pension book, driving licence etc.
Over 60s Free Swimming Times
Active Living Centre
Sunday 2pm - 2.55pm
Regional Pool & Tennis Centre
Wednesday 8am - 8:55am
Thursday 12pm - 12:55pm
Sunday 4pm - 4:55pm & 5pm - 5:55pm
Do you swim more regularly – why not try our Aqua 60 memberships?
Free Swimming for Armed Forces & Veterans
Serving members of the armed forces and veterans can swim for free all year round at public and adult-only swim sessions at any Newport Live pool.
To be eligible for free swimming you must possess a Defence Privilege Card. This card must be presented on your first visit to a Newport Live facility. A copy of the card will be taken as proof of your eligibility to access the scheme and to enable Newport Live to access funding for the scheme.
For further information on and to apply for your Defence Privilege Card please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk
To access a Newport Live Free Swim card:
Visit any Newport Live centre and register at reception, please bring your Defence Privilege Card.
Call 01633 656757 and speak to a member of the Customer Service team.
Free swimming sessions must be booked in advance.
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Please book the public swimming session at the free swimming times shown above and if you are Under 17 or Over 60 the system will automatically remove any charges.
Free swimming is a partnership between the Welsh Government and Newport Live to encourage people lead a happier and healthier lifestyle.