England is now subject to National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions. You must stay at home.
Free swimming is a local, council supported scheme designed to extend opportunities to swim and maximise the health benefits of swimming. The scheme is for Portsmouth residents, 12 years old and under and gives free access to the following three council-run pools in the city.
You can apply to join the free swimming scheme at any of the three swimming centres.
To be eligible:
Free Swimming will only be available during public swimming sessions. Children between 5 and 12 years of age will not be given access to free swimming between 9am and 3pm during school term.
Admission is with a parent or accompanying adult, with a maximum of 1 adult to 3 children.
All children under the age of 8, must be accompanied in the pool by an adult at all times to the ratio of 1 parent to 2 children.
For children under the age of 4, a ratio of 1 parent to 1 child applies.
Admission to the Free Swimming sessions will be subject to the pool’s capacity.
The Free Swimming Scheme does not include swimming lessons although these can be booked directly with our partner BH Live.