Date posted 09 Oct 2023

On Saturday 7th October we held our first Senior Swim Gala. Teams from Arcadia, East Manchester and Hough End  Leisure Centre took part in 10 events at the Manchester Aquatics Centre followed by refreshments and a social.

  • Floatation Race (1 width using a kickboard)
  • 1 width Freestyle
  • 1 width Backstroke
  • 1 width Breaststroke
  • Floatation Race (2 widths using kickboard)
  • 25m Freestyle
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • Relay of 6 lengths
  • Team Challenge
  • Centre Staff Race


Team East Manchester took the honours with Team Hough End in second place and Team Arcadia in third place. A huge well done to everybody who took part. We look forward to an even bigger event next year!


Did you know? Manchester residents aged 60 and over can swim for free in Swim for All and Swim for Fitness sessions at any of our pools across the city.

This includes

  • Abraham Moss Library & Leisure Centre
  • Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre
  • Broadway Leisure Centre
  • East Manchester Leisure Centre
  • Hough End Leisure Centre
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Moss Side Leisure Centre
  • North City Family & Fitness Centre