Free swim for kids 


Merthyr Leisure are pleased to offer FREE swimming sessions daily during the school holidays at our Merthyr and Aberfan centres.  Find details of our holiday free swim lessons for kids in our Kidz Zone.

We are delighted to now also offer:

FREE Swimming for all visitors aged 60+

If you are aged 60 or over you can now swim FREE of charge at Merthyr and Aberfan Community Centre during public swim times. Register with us at Reception.


FREE Aquacise classes for all visitors aged 60+

If you are aged 60 or over you can now take part in our FREE Aquacise sessions at Aberfan Community Centre on Monday mornings and Merthyr Leisure Centre on Thursday lunchtimes.

FREE Swimming for Armed Service Personnel and Veterans

As part of the Welsh Government Armed Forces Free Swim Scheme, armed service personnel on leave and veterans can participate by visiting one of our two Centres and producing their MOD Defence Privilege Card. If you do not have a card please visit

FREE Family Swim Sessions

Swimming is FREE to families at Merthyr Leisure Centre, every Sunday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm. We also offer a FREE swim session for families of children with disabilities at Merthyr Leisure Centre every Saturday morning 10am-12pm. 

The schedule for lessons is announced at least two weeks before the holiday period. Keep a look out for our next schedule of dates and book in with us by contacting Reception at Merthyr Leisure Centre on 01685 727476 or Reception at Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre on 01685 727373.

Don't forget families swim FREE at Merthyr Leisure Centre every Sunday evening 5.30pm-7.30pm. Register with us at Reception today to take part!


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