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Swimming is great at any age. Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love.

There are two pools in the centre. The main pool is 25 metres long, with 6 lanes and offers a range of swimming activities. The teaching pool is ideal for family swimming and swiming lessons.

We offer a range of swimming lessons for all ages and abilities.

Don't forget that Manchester residents aged 60+ swim for free during public swimming sessions, and Manchester residents aged 16 and under swim for free during every school holiday and at specific times on weekends





Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym has 90 stations so offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone. Our members can choose from cardiovascular machines such as treadmills and rowers, resistance equipment including a free weights section and dedicated stretching area. We also run a Junior gym programme at the centre, view the timetable below!

For a fitness programme tailored to your needs, just ask a Better fitness instructor and they'll be happy to put together a workout to suit you.

Before using the gym you can complete an induction, so our fitness instructors can check you are well enough to train. As well this gives you the opportunity to get advice about other activities the centre may offer which could help you achieve your fitness goals.






Our studio hosts an extensive range of fitness classes, with top of the range equipment and top class instructors. 

Our programme has something for everyone. Take a look and get booking!

We also cater for meetings, health based sessions and community hire, to enquire please use the link below



Swimming Lessons

At Hough End Leisure Centre we provide:

  • Friendly fully qualified teachers
  • Lesson plans designed by swimming experts in accordance with the ASA Learn to Swim Framework
  • Access to Home Portal- our online tool which allows you to track progress through the Learn to Swim Framework
  • A fully inclusive and accessible Learn to Swim Programme
  • Free badges and certificates for your child for those on our direct debit scheme
  • Free Swimming for those on our direct debit or annual payment schemes

To browse class days and times, use the link below



Health Suite

The health suite consists of a sauna and steam room, and is located just off poolside with a small relaxation space.

The steam room will help to relax, alter moods, ease muscle tension, cure and prevent cold and flu symptoms, combat stress. While the sauna not only feels good, it’s good for your body. Whether it’s the physiological changes that occur during the warmth of a sauna, or if it’s simply the time spent in the calming and still retreat of the sauna, every seasoned sauna bather agrees - it feels wonderful! 



Squash Courts

If you’re looking to play squash or racketball, then join us at Hough End Leisure Centre where we have two glass backed squash courts available for both adult and juniors. Come down with a friend and play, or if you are new to squash or racketball, join in our squash and racketball programme.

We are also home to the South Manchester Squash and Racketball Club, a community club who offer sessions on a membership as well as pay & play basis. The club train and play league fixtures from the centre and always welcome new members. Equipment is provided by the club.