Become a Rookie Lifeguard


During the October school holidays we will be running a programme of Rookie Lifeguard courses at East Manchester Leisure Centre following the success of our previous holidays. 

The Rookie Lifeguard Programme is a fun and exciting lifesaving awards scheme for children aged 8+. The course aims to give your child a basic understanding of life-saving techniques and a variety of survival and sport skills to use in a real-life rescue situation. For more information on the course and it's content, head to the RLSS website here:

* All participants must be aged 8-15yrs and be able to swim 25m front and back, or in Stage 5+ within our Better Swim School.


Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 2019

Rookie Bronze 10am – 11am [children of ability stage 7 upwards]

Rookie Silver 11am – 12:30pm [children of ability stage 7 upwards]

Teacher – Natalie Lorne

Cost - £18.00


Book now to secure your child's place, they're filling up fast so don't miss out! Contact our swim lead Liam Turner via email or call the centre directly and speak to one of our CSA's for more information on 0161 641 1200


Intensive Swimming Lessons

Help the kids discover new activities and make new friends with our Better Holiday Clubs and Courses.

We will be running the usual 'Learn to Swim' extra swimming lessons, which is a week long crash-course for further developing your child's swimming technique. We have also added the Tom Daley Diving Academy back into our holiday programme due to popular demand.

Intensive Swimming Lessons & Tom Daley Diving Academy:

Monday 28th - Friday 1st November 2019

09:00am- 09:30am   Diving Foundation

09:30am- 10:00am   Diving Beginner 

10:00am- 10:30am   Stage 1 (aged 4yrs+ non swimmers)

10:30am- 11:00am   Stage 2 

11:00am- 11:30 am  Stage 3

11:30am-12:00pm    Pre-School 1 & 2

£10.50 per person


For more information on these courses or to book your child's place, please contact our swim school lead via email at or call the centre on 0161 641 1200

You can find out more information about holiday activities throughout our centres at


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.

Family Fun Sessions

We’ve got plenty to keep your kids active during the holidays including free swimming for Manchester under 17’s in our Swim for All sessions and our new Family Fun Sessions...

The Family Fun Sessions take place in the small pool at the following times only, during the school holidays:

2pm - 3pm

3pm - 4pm

Please note, children must be registered in order to qualify for the free swimming scheme and be a resident and a Manchester City Council controlled borough.

Swim safe policy: All under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult in a ratio of 2 under 8’s to every adult. Non swimming over 8’s must also be accompanied by a competent swimmer.


Junior Gym at East Manchester Leisure Centre


Our Junior Gym programme offers 11 - 15 year olds the chance to experience gym activity in a supervised environment.

Membership only £12.00 per month or just £2.70 per session.

Available sessions:

Monday, Tuesday, Wedneday & Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Contact the centre today to book your induction or join online.