You probably know this already, but children aged three and under swim for free at swimming pools throughout Tower Hamlets that Better Leisure run. Once they turn four, you’re supposed to cough up (usually £4 or so), but did you know there are still opportunities to swim for free?
I couldn’t find any mention of it on the Better Leisure website, but:
- On Saturday, you can turn up at your local pool and swim for free as a family from 12 noon afterwards.
- On Friday, any Tower Hamlets resident can swim for free from 9am onwards.
To get your free swim, you need a pay and play membership card, but these cost just a few pounds a year. You can wrestle with the Better website and join your local swimming pool here, or pop along and speak to staff.
- It’s not free, but women and girls can swim at women-only sessions for a small fee (currently £1.05).
Here’s the best list I’ve been able to find about free swimming in Tower Hamlets.
Enjoy your (free) swim!