If you are aged 0 - 16 years or over 60 you can swim for free in any of the four Newport Live swimming pools.

The free swimming initiative is a partnership between the Welsh Government and Newport Live and aims to promote healthier and more active lifestyles in children and young people.


Free Swimming for 0 - 16 year olds

If you are aged 0 -16 years and have a free swim card you are able to swim for free during school holidays and weekends all year round at designated times.

Your free swim card will allow you to try aqua aerobics, water polo, octopush, synchronised swimming and many more water-based activities all free of charge during school holidays. The card also entitles you to junior pricing on a wide range of activities including swimming, badminton and five-a-side football.

Complete the free swim card application form and take it to your nearest Newport Live venue to get your free swim card.


Weekend Free Swim Times (Available all year round)

Day Newport Centre Active Living Centre
Sat 1300-1500 Closed
Sun Closed 1400-1600

School Holiday Free Swim Times

Centre Monday - Friday
Newport Centre 1100 - 1530
Newport International Sports Village 1000 - 1200
1330 - 1600
Active Living Centre 1300 - 1500


Over 60s Free Swimming

If you are over 60 you can apply for free swim sessions all year round.

Download and complete the free swim application form and take it to your nearest Newport Live venue with proof of eligibility e.g. pension book, driving licence etc.

Free Over 60s Swim Sessions

Day Newport Centre Pool and Tennis Centre (NISV) Active Living Centre
Mon 0715-2030 0600-1630 2100-2200
Tue 0715-1930 0730-1730 1930-2200
Wed 0715-2030 0600-1600 1900-2100
2100-2200 (Female
Thu 0715-1930 0730-1630 1600-1900
Fri 0715-1930 0600-1630 2000-2200
Sat 1000-1700 1000-1600 1300-1415
1430-1615 (Female
Sun 0930-1700 0900-1600 1400-1630

Armed Services & VETS Free Swimming

Newport Live is launching a new Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) initiative for those who are currently in the Armed Services or who are VETS

The entitlement is universal so that any eligible Armed Force person or Veteran is able to access a free swim at any participating local authority pool in Wales.

This allows the above, to access all public and adult only swim sessions free of charge – this does not apply to fitness or aqua classes.

Click here for further background information with regards to the scheme and also the application form that needs to be completed.

All those eligible for the scheme will need to apply and receive a Defence Privilege Card in the first instance, which will need to be presented at their local pool; you will then be issued with a Newport Live Leisure Card.

For further information on the scheme and to apply for your Defence Privilege Card please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk.

For further information on your local swimming pool timetable click here.