Following a review by Sport Wales into the free swimming programme, changes are being proposed to the scheme across Wales. Better Cardiff will be adjusting its swimming programme to meet the new priorities of the scheme.

The new guidelines laid out by Welsh Government and Sport Wales place an increased emphasis on free swimming for under 16s and the limited resources available under the revised scheme will need to be targeted to meet these priorities. 

In order to manage the 50% reduction in the funding received from Sport Wales, pool and water activity operators across Wales have been asked to develop a swimming offer that meets the new criteria. 

Free swimming will continue to be available in Cardiff, however swimmers at our venues along with users of other pools across the country will see changes to the current provision from October. Details of these National changes will be communicated as soon they are agreed by Sport Wales.

As a not for profit charitable social enterprise we are committed to providing access to quality community facilities and the free swimming initiative operated by Sport Wales will remain an integral part of our programme.”

Changes effective from October 1st 2019:

The opportunities to Swim for free are detailed below per GLL pools in Cardiff, in all other sessions outside of these times swimming will be chargeable at the standard rates.

Please note that Water Workout/ Aqua fit for over 60's will now be subsidised and therefore chargeable at £2 per entry.

Eastern

Under 16's

60+ Term time only

School Term Time

 

Sunday 11.30-12.30

Tuesday 9.30-11.30

 

Fairwater

Under 16's

60+ Term time only

School Term Time

Saturday 11.30-12.30

Wednesday 9.00- 11.00

 

Llanishen

Under 16's

60+ Term time only

School Term Time

Sunday 4.00-5.00

Thursday 11.30-1.00 

 

Maindy

Under 16's

60+ Term time only

School Term Time

Saturday 3.30-4.30

Monday 9.30-11.30   

 

Pentwyn

Under 16's

60+ Term time only

School Term Time

Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30pm

Friday  9.30-11.30

 

STAR

Under 16's

60+ Term time only

School Term Time

Sunday 11.30-12.30

Tuesday 1.30-2.30

 

Western

Under 16's

60+ Term time only

School Term Time

Sunday 3.30-4.30

Tuesday 2.00-4.00


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