Youths can swim for free in Camden

Get splashing: Free pool entry for Camden residents. Picture: Shutterstock
Get splashing: Free pool entry for Camden residents. Picture: Shutterstock

Get splashing - Camden is offering free pool entry for local teens next month.

The Cool Off Camden program will see 500 local kids aged 12-18 (or in years 7 to 12 at school) treated to free entry at Camden War Memorial Pool and Mount Annan Leisure Centre in January.

The annual school holiday program has been adjusted this year, so kids don't need to book their visit or obtain access cards to achieve free entry, and the program will run until 500 visits have been taken.

"Many teenagers in the area have been unable to spend as much time with their friends throughout what has been a challenging year, so this is a great chance to start 2022 in the best way," a council spokesman said.

"For those of us who don't fall into the age bracket, there's still lots to enjoy across the Camden area. The inclusive Curry Reserve and Dawson-Damer Park Water Play Spaces are two options. The wet wheelchairs available give wheelchair users the opportunity to play in the park's water elements, which will attract lots of visitors.

"There are also many other fantastic local parks, reserves which are perfect for family picnics and for kids to run around."

Residents attending the local pools will be required to use the QR sign in and sign out facilities.

For more information, visit camden.nsw.gov.au and search 'Cool off in Camden'.