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Free swimming

Free swimming has been secured in Lewisham for 15 years.

Who can swim for free in Lewisham?

You can swim for free in Lewisham if you are a Lewisham resident, hold a valid Lewisham library card and are:

  • 60 or over – weekdays and weekends, at designated times.
  • 16 or under – weekdays and weekends, at designated times.
  • those who have a disability and are receiving disability benefits.

How does free swim work?

1. Choose where you want to swim

You can swim at any pool in Lewisham.

2. Check the timings for free swimming

Each of Lewisham’s swimming pools is offering free swim sessions at different times of the day.

If you are a Lewisham resident aged 60 or over you can swim for free in any adult session. See swimming timetables for all Lewisham's pools.

If you are a Lewisham resident aged 16 or under please contact the pool to find out when you can swim for free. 

3. Take your Lewisham library card with you

If you are 16 or under you need a library card to take advantage of our free swim. If you don’t have a library card, it is easy to join the library.

If you are 60 or over or are disabled and receiving benefits, use your Lewisham library card to show you are eligible.


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