Dive in for free swim sessions

Noah Williams right with his diving partnermatt

Noah Williams, a 17 year old diver from Hackney, recently scored at the Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal in the synchronised 10m board diving with his dive partner Matt Dixon, right behind Tom Daley who secured gold.

To support his sporting exploits, Noah from Hoxton, has been receiving grants from Hackney Council’s Youth Sports Fund, which helps talented young athletes with the costs of training and competing in their chosen sport.

As well as his sporting achievements, Noah has also been a winner for the past six years at the Hackney Sports Awards. Where he has picked up trophies for sports personality of the year, showing both in and out of the pool he is a real champion.

Those inspired by Noah’s success can start their own Commonwealth journey, get a little bit fitter, or learn a new skill by taking advantage of free swimming lessons and pool time in the borough.

Free family swimming lessons at Kings Hall Leisure Centre, in Lower Clapton, have already made a splash, with hundreds of people participating in just four days. The sessions took place in the Easter holidays, with over 200 people attending.

They were so popular that leisure centre staff have planned a further two weeks of free lessons in the summer starting from 23 July.

All young people under 18 can also swim for free anytime with a pay-and-play card at Clissold, Britannia and Kings Hall leisure centres. Over 60s, disabled users and their carers are also eligible for free swimming in the borough (including at London Fields Lido).



Kim Wright, Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing
We are committed to providing free swimming for under 18s, as well as providing free family swim lessons to help families exercise together, have fun and keep healthy.
Kim Wright, Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing

Find out more about free swimming in Hackney by visiting the Better website: https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/hackney/news/free-swimming-for-under-18-s-and-over-60-s.

Alternatively, call or drop in at a local leisure centre for a swimming lesson timetable and information on regular family swim sessions.