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Armed Forces Free Swimming

Free swimming for Armed Forces and veterans is the latest initiative to be launched by the Welsh Government as part of its Package of Support for the Armed Forces Community. Members of the Armed Forces and Veterans are eligible for free swimming using their Defence Privilege Card which is available through the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Discount Service.

Members of the Armed Forces can access free swimming at three Cardiff leisure centres (Eastern, Maindy and Western leisure centre) and is on offer to Veterans and Armed Forces Personnel on leave and who reside in Wales. The scheme gives access for all ‘adult recreational swimming’ as timetabled at listed centres.

To access the Armed Forces Free Swimming Scheme (AFFS) Veterans and Armed Forces Personnel MUST hold valid ‘MOD Defence Privilege Card’.  On production of the MOD Privilege Card you will be asked to complete the AFFS application form and you will be issued with your Better Cardiff AFFS card.

If you don't have a Defence Discount card please sign up here;

 Please note:

  • Only Better Cardiff AFFS cards can be used in Cardiff, cards or memberships from other Welsh Authorities are not valid, a new application form will need to be completed.


For further information on times and activities please contact your nearest Better Centre.

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