Intensive Swimming Lessons

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

This February Half Term, 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.

Intensive Swimming Lessons:

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February 2020

09:00am- 09:30am   Junior Beginner

09:30am- 10:00am   Junior Beginner 

10:00am- 10:30am  Junior Beginner 

10:30am- 11:00am  Junior Beginner 

11:00am- 11:30 am  Junior Beginner 

11:30am-12:00pm    Junior Improver

£10.50 per person for the week.

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


Inflatable Sessions Are Here!

Come And Join The Fun With Our Brand New Inflatable!

We have added new inflatable sessions for the upcoming February half term holidays. You can book online to secure your place, by using the link provided below. Details of the available sessions are as follows:


Tuesday 18th February: 1-2pm

Wednesday 19th February: 1-2pm


To book your place on either session, click the link below. See you on the slides!


We will be putting on the inflatable sessions every school holiday, so don't miss out next time around! Follow us on social media, Facebook and Instagram, for updates and booking links.

Fun with Floats - 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 Fun with Floats and Family Fun Sessions...

Fun with Floats will take place in the small pool at the following times only, during the school holidays:

Monday, Thursday and Friday

2pm - 3pm

3pm - 4pm

You bring the fun, we'll bring the floats!


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

Tuesday and Wednesday

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.


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.

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 £12.50 per month or just £2.70 per session.

Available sessions:

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

Contact the centre today to book your induction on 0161 641 1200 or join online.

Become a Rookie Lifeguard


During school holidays we will be running a 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:

* 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.

Contact our swim lead via email or call the centre directly and speak to one of our CSA's for more information on 0161 641 1200