SWIMMING AT ARCADIA LIBRARY & LEISURE CENTRE
We have two pools here at Arcadia, meaning we have sessions available to suit everyone. Our main pool is a four lane, 25m pool and has a depth ranging from 0.9m in the shallow end to 1.8m in the deep end.
Sessions available include our Lane Swim, Swim for All, Swim for Adults, Swim for Women and our Swim School Programme. We also run fun sessions during school holidays.
Our small pool is a four lane 17m pool with depths ranging from 0.9m in the shallow end to 1.5m in the deep end. Pool Two was designed with privacy in mind and has the flexibility of its own dedicated changing rooms and blinds that can be lowered where required.
It is Pool Two where we run our extensive Active Aqua programme, Swim for Families, our Aqua Aerobics sessions and our very own Over 50's swimming club!
For session times and descriptions, please use the link belowVIEW TIMETABLE
We are the largest provider of swimming lessons across the UK. Across the country, we help over 100,000 people learn to love the water and keep active, by becoming capable and confident swimmers. You will find the Manchester Swim School here at Arcadia Library and Lesiure Centre too.
Friendly, fully qualified teachers
Lesson plans designed by swimming experts according to ASA frameworks
Access to home portal, our online tool which allows you to track progress
A fully inclusive and accessible Learn to Swim Programme
Free badges and certificates for our direct debit members
For more information on Swimming Lessons, visit our dedicated page by using the link below
Did you know? If you are a Manchester resident aged 60 and over that you are eligible for Free Swimming at MCRactive swimming pools across the City?
To be eligible for this programme you must be aged 60 or over, 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, driving licence, passport, birth certicate etc. Proof of residency could include a utility bill, such as your Council Tax bill.
Once registered you can access any Swim for All session free of charge!
Under 17s can swim for free during any ‘Swim for All’ session during school holidays.
We’re also delighted to confirm FREE swimming is now available for Under 17s at selected times throughout the weekend, all year round. Here’s the available times:
Saturday 09:00 - 11:00
Sunday 13:00 - 15:00
To be eligible for either offer, you must be aged 16 and under and be a resident of the City of Manchester. You can register for the scheme using the link below, proof of eligibility may be required.
Active Aqua is a programme designed to get the whole community active. Activities cost just £1.10 and include a whole host of sessions including:
- Learn to Swim following the ASA framework
- Aqua Aerobics
- Demential Friendly swims
- Female only swims
- Mother & Daughter swim
- And much much more
To find out more visit our Active Aqua page using the link below