Free Swimming for Manchester Under 17s

Free Swimming is available during any 'Swim for All' session here at Hough End Leisure Centre this summer holiday.

To register, you need to complete a short application form. To be eligible you must be aged 16 or under, and live in Manchester.Proof of age and residency is therefore required at the time of registration. Proof of age could include a bus pass, passport, birth certicate etc.

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.

Aquatic Sessions

We've got a wide range of Aquatic sessions here at Hough End during Summer.

  • Hourly swim for all session between 9-2pm in the small pool, Monday to Friday
  • Fun & Floats between 2:15pm - 3:15pm, Monday to Friday, in the Main pool (please note there will be no general swimming available at this time, this session is for children and families)
  • Parent and Baby sessions between 3.30-5pm Monday to Friday
  • Intensive Swimming lessons between 10-12pm Monday – Friday on weeks 2 & 5 

Tom Daley Diving Academy

Our ‘Learn to Dive’ programme has been carefully devised around the values Tom and Better believe make the best divers, with the aim of taking you from a beginner all the way through to an elite level diver. The programme is for everyone whether you’re an adult who wants to enjoy the health benefits of diving, or a child who has an aspiration to dive at the Olympics. The programme provides a clear progression for development and enables talented individuals the opportunity to enter into competitive club environments.’

‘At Hough End Leisure Centre we are delighted to be part of the Tom Daley Diving Academy. We are going to run Junior Diving Courses during the Holiday period. To find out more about the Tom Daley Diving Academy click here or to Book on to the Tom Daley Diving Academy Click here’