Swimming sessions for all at Arcadia


We have two great water spaces here atĀ Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre. We have a great variety of swimming sessions available including:

  • Swim for All
  • Water Workout
  • Swim for Adults
  • Swim for Women
  • Active Lifestyles programme


Did you know? If you are a Manchester resident aged 60 and over that you are eligible for Free Swimming at Better 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 sessionĀ free of charge! Swimming lessons, water workout sessions and instructor-led sessions are not included.

The free Swimming scheme is available at:

Abraham Moss Leisure Centre, Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, East Manchester Leisure Centre, Hough End Leisure Centre, Moss Side Leisure Centre, Manchester Aquatics Centre, Moss Side Leisure Centre, North City Family & Fitness Centre & Wythenshawe Forum



NEW! Better Active Aqua


From 1st January 2017 our new programme of aquatic activities aimed at engaging inactive people will begin. Activities cost just £1 and include a whole host of sessions including:

  • Funquatics
  • Learn to Swim following the ASA framework
  • Aquacise
  • Demential Friendly swims
  • Female only swims
  • Mother & Daughter swim
  • And much much more

To find out more visit our Better Active Aqua page