Two weeks to go: free swimming sessions to help kids stay active

11:44, Tuesday, 11th July 2023

Young people across North Lincolnshire will be able to take advantage of free swimming throughout the summer holidays.

The council’s popular boredom-busting scheme returns on Monday 24 July, with all five NL Active pools throwing open their doors for free under 16 sessions for the entire summer break.

Free swimming sessions at Epworth Swimming Pool are also being funded by the council as part of the programme.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Parents often ask me about low-cost activities to keep kids entertained, which is why I’m delighted that we’ve kept our promise and will – once again – be opening all our pools for free swimming.

“These sessions will help keep children active and won’t cost families a penny.”

The sessions will take place at The Pods in Scunthorpe, Ancholme Leisure Centre in Brigg, Axholme North Leisure Centre in Crowle, Baysgarth Community Hub in Barton-upon-Humber, Riddings Community Hub in Scunthorpe and at Epworth Swimming Pool.

In addition to the main Summer Daze sessions there will also be free of charge SEND swimming sessions at Axholme North Leisure Centre, Baysgarth Community Hub and The Pods.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children, families, and communities, said:

“As a parent myself I know the six-week break can feel like a long time to keep children occupied, which is why I’m really pleased to see free swimming return across the area.

“The sessions are a brilliant way for kids to have fun with their friends in a secure environment with trained lifeguards to help them stay safe.”

Find out more about swimming at your leisure centres on the council website.

As well as swimming there are lots of other activities taking place in the NL Active leisure centres to keep children entertained and active over the six-week holidays.

These include discounted racket sports and football, junior gym sessions, pool activities such as pool inflatables, mermaid training, sea scooters and more.

For a full timetable of activities taking place at NL Active leisure centres, visit the council website.