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Take the plunge with free under 18s swimming sessions this Summer

Parks, sports and leisure

12 July 2023

Child swimming with the aid of a float

Young people are invited to make a splash and enjoy free swimming sessions across the North Northamptonshire Council area again this Summer holiday.

The offer will be applicable during four weeks of the Summer holiday between: 

  • Monday, July 31 and Friday, August 4
  • Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11
  • Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18
  • Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25

The swimming sessions will take place at the five North Northants pools and can be booked one week in advance:

  • Corby - Corby East Midlands International Pool, Parkland Gateway, George St, Corby NN17 1QG
  • Rushden – Splash Leisure Pool, Station Road, Rushden, NN10 9SJ
  • Thrapston - Nene Leisure Centre, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, NN14 4JY
  • Wellingborough - Waendel Leisure Centre, Thomas Street, Wellingborough, NN8 1DZ
  • Kettering - Kettering Pool, London Rd, Kettering NN15 7QA

The sessions are available to anyone under the age of 18, however under eights will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

I’m delighted that we’re once again able to offer this fantastic opportunity to young people in our area as it supports lots of children and young people to access swimming without barriers to taking part.Cllr Helen Howell, Deputy Leader of North Northamptonshire Council and Executive member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism
There are so many physical and mental health benefits for children who swim. It’s a great form of exercise and I am delighted that so many of our young people will be able to enjoy free sessions this half-term.Cllr Helen Harrison, the council’s Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing
Swimming is a fun activity for all and making the sessions free is a superb way of making them accessible. Improving the lives of young people is a priority for us and swimming is a tremendous way of boosting their wellbeing.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council