Free Swimming for Manchester Under 17s

Free Swimming is available during any 'Swim for All' session here at East Manchester this Summer Holiday.

To register, you need to complete a short application form. To be eligible you must be aged 16 or under and be a Manchester City Council Resident. Proof of age and residency is therefore required at the time of registration. Proof of age includes a Passport or Birth Certificate.

Proof of residency could include a utility bill, such as your family’s Council Tax bill.

Includes access to all public swimming sessions. Please check your local pool for times of activities. Please note swimming lessons, aquatone sessions and instructor-led sessions are not included.

Summer Holiday Activities


Rookie Lifeguard Course

Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July 2017

Bronze Level 1 + 2 = 10am-12pm

Bronze Level 3= 12.30pm-2pm

The Rookie Lifeguard Course is a fun and exciting lifesaving awards scheme suitable for children over the age of 8yrs, that teaches the pupil self-rescue, survival and sport skills.

Very limited places available, to book your child's place please contact us at the Centre on 0161 641 1200 or via

Pupils enrolling on this course must be able to swim 100m in a recognised stroke, be able to float, tread water for 45 seconds and have confidence in deep water.


Family Fun Sessions 

Returning again this Summer Holiday are our ever popular Family Fun Sessions- you bring the fun and we'll bring the floats!!!

Sessions are available Monday 24th July to Friday 1st September in hourly slots from 1pm to 4pm, just £2 per session, please note these sessions run on a first come first served basis and are known to sell out quickly, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.