Free Summer Swimming for Primary School Children!

Free swimming for Primary School children this Summer break: from Saturday 28th June until 12th August (inclusive). City of Edinburgh are once again running free swimming sessions for primary school children at four pools across the city, supporting the City of Edinburgh Council programme to get even more people swimming. As before, Primary School children can swim for free during ANY listed Public Swim session.

Venues and Public Swim session start and finish times can be viewed online via the links below. It is advisable to check pool programme details before you visit.

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre (0131 551 2400): pool programme
Dalry Swim Centre (0131 313 3964): pool programme
Gracemount Leisure Centre (0131 658 1940): pool programme
Leith Victoria Swim Centre (0131 555 4728): pool programme
Free swimming is also available as part of the scheme at Wester Hailes Education Centre:
The earlier you get there the more fun you can have. Arriving no later than half an hour before the Public Swim session’s finish time is recommended. It’s important that children are safe whilst in the swimming pools. To make sure they enjoy their swim time and stay safe,  normal adult/child ratios will be observed (see below). Please note – the free sessions are only available at the venues and Public Swim times mentioned and do not apply to other Edinburgh Leisure swim centres.

Adult/child ratios

  • Under 5 years old: one adult to one child (with or without armbands), or one adult to two children with armbands
  • 5 to 8 years old: one adult to two children (with or without armbands)
  • Mixed ages: one adult to one child under five with armbands, and one 5 – 8 years old (with or without armbands)
  • Over 9 years old: children can use the swimming pool on their own

Contact the Centres on the numbers listed with any queries. Enjoy your swim!