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.

Tom Daley 'SPLASH DOWN' Diving Holiday Camps

'Splash Down' is a Diving Holiday Camp full of fun, aimed at teaching your child the basics of diving in a safe and supportive environment. Our Holiday Camps run consecutively over five days and are a great, affordable way of keeping the kids active and entertained during the school holidays.

So whether the kids want to try something new or have aspirations to follow in Tom's footsteps, help them 'Splash Down' with the Tom Daley Diving Academy.


Monday 19th Feb - Friday 23rd Feb

11.00pm-11.30pm - Diving Foundation Level

11.30pm-12.00pm - Diving Foundation Level

Price: £15.00 per person

PLEASE NOTE: Children must be at least 5 years of age. Adults and children must be able to swim competently in deep water to sign up for a diving course. Centre and pool rules apply.

Find out more and book online at

You can also call into the Centre to book or email

Become a Rookie Lifeguard

During this February half term, we will be running another programme of Rookie Lifeguard courses at East Manchester Leisure Centre. 

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:



Monday 19th – Friday 23rd Feb 2018

Bronze Level 1+2 = 10am-12pm


Price: £17.50 per person for the week


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




Family Fun Float 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 Float Sessions...

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



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:

Tuesday Thursday and Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 3pm

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