Free Swimming in Sandwell
If you live in Sandwell and are aged 16 and under or 60 plus you can register online to access FREE swimming at your local pool.
Those aged 16 and under can swim for FREE during school holidays.
Those aged 60 plus can swim for FREE everyday until 1pm.
FREE swimming is subject to availability during busy periods and does not include; swimming lessons, instructed or targeted sessions. SLT's under 8s swimming policy also applies.
You can register below for FREE swimming.
Your Questions Answered
Q. Where do I join online?
You can register right here on the SLT website, you will be given a temporary membership number which you take to the centre where a photo will be taken and your card will be issued.
Q. How do I get my pass?
You collect your Leisure Card on your first visit to the centre when you present your temporary membership number.
Q. What proof do I need to confirm my age?
You will need to enter your date of birth for verification online and may be asked to produce a proof of age at the Leisure Centre such as birth certificate or passport.
Q. When can I swim for free?
Children aged 16 or below can swim for free at any public/family swimming session throughout Sandwell school holidays. Adults aged 60 and above can swim for free up until 1pm at any time throughout the year. Free swimming for people aged 60 and over is available at all public swimming sessions which includes: family swim, lane swim and adult swim.
Q. Where can I swim for free?
You can swim for free at Tipton Leisure Centre, Smethwick Swimming Centre, Langley Swimming Centre located in Oldbury, Haden Hill Leisure Centre located in Cradley Heath and Wednesbury Leisure Centre.
Q. How long will the promotion last?
Sandwell Council has extended the initiative for a further two years.
Q. If I don’t live in Sandwell but a family member does, can I swim for free?
Free swimming is only available for people that live in the Sandwell Borough.
Q. Can I apply on behalf of a family member?
You can only apply if you are the parent or guardian of the child. People aged 60 and over must apply for themselves.
Q. I don’t have a computer – where do I join?
Our centres will help and support anyone who is unable to join online or is having difficulties. Free internet access is also available at all Sandwell libraries. We also have a joining kiosk at Haden Hill Leisure Centre. If you are aged 60+ and need further help or support you can also contact AgeWell on 0121 796 9333.
Q. If I have an existing leisure pass card, will I need a new one?
No as free swimming can be added to your existing Leisure Card.
Q. I am having problems registering more than one person for free swimming?
Please ensure you log out of the session after you have registered your first person, a Sandwell resident aged over 60 or 16 and under. The log off button is at the top of the final page. If you are still having any problems please delete your browser history and try it again.
You can also email your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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