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Kids dive in with £1 swim at council-owned swimming pools across Borough

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are making a splash with the return of the £1 Junior Swim offer at leisure centres across the borough.

Banbridge Leisure Centre, Cascades Leisure Centre, Craigavon Leisure Centre, Orchard Leisure Centre and Waves Leisure Centre will all be providing the popular deal which allows children and young people living in and around the borough to enjoy a swimming session this summer for just £1.

Speaking at the launch of the scheme at Orchard Leisure Centre, Armagh, Lord Mayor, councillor Julie Flaherty said: “I’m delighted that the council are once again offering this fantastic opportunity for young people.

“This great value for money activity is the perfect way to have fun with family and friends and keep fit and active during the summer holidays. The importance of young people being able to swim cannot be underestimated so I fully support the council continuing this excellent incentive.”

The £1 Junior Swim will run from the July 1 until August 31 and is available for anyone under the age of 18.

Children under the age of eight are not permitted to use the swimming pool without being accompanied by an adult.

Children aged four and under can swim FREE at any of the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough
Council pools all year round.

Swim times and pool opening hours for all participating centres are available online at or alternatively contact any of the leisure facilities directly at Banbridge Leisure Centre T: 4062 8800, Cascades Leisure Centre T: 3833 2802, Craigavon Leisure Centre T: 3834 1333, Orchard Leisure Centre T: 3751 5920, Waves Leisure Complex T: 3832 2906.

Photo: Lord Mayor, Councillor Julie Flaherty made a splash at Orchard Leisure Centre with pupils from St. Patrick’s Primary School, Armagh, at the launch of the £1 Swim Scheme which runs across the borough throughout the summer.

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