Free Swimming for Hackney residents aged under 18 and 60+. 

Free swimming is available for all Hackney residents under 18's and over 60's in London Borough of Hackney leisure centres. To gain access, users only required to have a valid Pay and Play membership for a London Borough of Hackney leisure centre operated by Better.

Disabled users and their carers are also additionally able to use London Fields Lido.

For more information or to join please visit a leisure centre or go to

The pools eligible for the above are:

Swimming is great at any age. Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love. All Swimming Classes can be seen on the weekly programme. 



Booking policy

All of our public swim sessions are booked on a first come first serve basis at reception (this does not include classes or lessons). During particularly busy public swim times, the pool may reach its maximum capacity.  In this case the centre will operate a one-in, one out policy.  If pre-booking of a space is required due to a medical condition, customers should contact the centre by phone in order to avoid disappointment.