Youngsters in Croydon will have the chance to cool off for free this summer holidays.

Once again swimming will be free for under 16s at Croydon’s five leisure centres until September 2.

Free swimming sessions will be on offer at Swim for All Sessions at New Addington, Purley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath and Waddon – during general Swim for All Sessions.

And for the first time the membership car will include up to 30% off other activities including badminton court hire and fun splash time sessions in the pool.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “I am delighted that we can once again offer free swimming for our young people.

“Swimming is a really great way to stay active – and the added member benefits are a brilliant bonus for our young people. I hope many of our young people take up this fantastic offer, jump in, and have fun.”

The membership card costs £2 and can be applied for at, or by using the self-service machines at one of the leisure centres.

Children under eight need to be accompanied by an adult.

Pool timetables and opening times for each leisure centre can be found at