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16s and under and the over 60s have been enjoying free swimming for a number of years. Due to its success, free swimming will be open for everyone!
How do I register for free swimming?
*To benefit from free swimming you will be required to become a lifestyle member which costs just £1.50 per year. As well as free swimming you will be entitled to a number of other discounts. Click on the 'Lifestyle Home' button above for more details.
I already have a free lifestyle card, what do I need to do?
Take your card to your nearest leisure centre or pool and pay £1.50 to upgrade. If you have already paid to upgrade within the last 12 months you do not need to do anything. All customers who have a basic card will need to upgrade and will have to pay the £1.50 to entitle you to swim for free.
Ive previously had a lifestyle card but lost it. What should I do?
Take proof of identification to your nearest leisure centre or pool, purchase a new card (£1.50) and pay £1.50 to upgrade. Please do not complete a new form. If you have already paid £1.50 to upgrade in the past 12 months then you will only have to pay £1.50 for a replacement card.
Ive never had a lifestyle card. Do I still qualify?
Complete a lifestyle application form (available to download or pick up a form from your nearest leisure centre, take it to reception with proof of identification and pay £1.50).
Where can I access free swimming?
You can access free swimming at the following pools:
► Ashton Leisure Centre
► Hindley Pool
► Howe Bridge Sports Centre
► Leigh Indoor Sports Centre
► Tyldesley Pool
What activities come under free swimming?
There are a variety of activities that come under the free swimming banner. These include:
Adult Swimming for swimmers age 16+
Aqua Natal classes Organised by a midwife team, designed to provide gentle and relaxing exercise to music
Casual Swimming For all ages. Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult.
Disability sessions A swim session dedicated to anyone with a disability providing a safer and maintained environment.
Family Swimming An ideal opportunity to bring along the whole family to a fun filled session.
Early Birds This session is for all early risers who want to start the day with some exercise.
Ladies only / Men only As the name suggests, these sessions are dedicated to ladies or men and are proving to be a very popular session. We allow 14-16 year olds if accompanied by an adult.
Parent & Toddler & Swim Tots - These sessions are ideal to introduce your children to water in a safe and controlled environment.
Swimfit Provides a dedicated lane swimming session for adults of all abilities. These sessions are very sociable and an enjoyable way to keep fit.
Fun 'n' Floats & Wet and Wild These highly popular sessions allow youngsters to burn off some energy in a fun filled and controlled environment.
Ice Adventure Inflatable New for Leigh Indoor Sports Centre. An inflatable with a difference. Guaranteed fun and fitness for kids.
When can I access these activities?
There is a dedicated timetable of activities. The timetable will appear here very shortly.
During school holidays please call into your local WLCT pool for a separate timetable or visit the Active Life pages and select the leisure centre or pool you wish to visit.
Its never too late to learn, classes are available for all ages.
Adult Lessons All Aqualife pools offer instruction for adults, from non-swimmers to more able. From these lessons adults are able to progress into other aquatic disciplines.
Childrens Lessons All Aqualife pools offer and extensive range of childrens lessons with the National Plan for Teaching Swimming. They start at level 1 with the basics and work through to level 7 to become a competent and safe swimmer.