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UNDER 17S SWIM FOR FREE DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND AT WEEKENDS

Manchester under 17s can swim for free during any ‘Swim for All’ session during school holidays and at weekends during term time.

Accessing free swimming for is easy! Here’s how……. 

All that’s needed is a Junior MCRactive Pay and Play membership or Senior MCRactive Pay and Play membership if you are over 60. The card is free and if you havent got one already you can get one in the following ways.

1. SIGN UP FOR FREE SWIMMING USING THE APP

App

Download the Better UK app

The app is available to download on Google Play and Apple store.

Google Play store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.outsystemsenterprise.gll.BetterLeisureCentres&gl=GB

Apple store:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/better-leisure-centres/id1486570989

Once downloaded select ‘Buy Membership’ then follow the steps below. 

  • Select a home centre (The card will be valid across all Manchester centres so it does not matter which centre you choose)
  • Select Junior
  • Select Pay and Play
  • Select the start day for today
  • Select the ‘Pay and Play MCR Resident’ membership
  • Select ‘Continue’

Enter your child’s details and confirm the Health Statement and select continue. This will generate an email with your child’s membership details to the email address you provided.

 

Making a booking via the App 

  1. Select the centre that your child wishes to swim at. You can change this under ‘Your Club’
  2. Select the Book Swimming tile
  3. Select Swim for All
  4. Choose the date of the sessions you wish to swim in
  5. Hit search
  6. Choose from the available timeslots that appear
  7. Select the ticket type Child
  8. Add in their barcode or member number if not populated
  9. View and Accept the attendance rules
  10. Select add to basket
  11. Check out

 

2. SIGN UP FOR FREE SWIMMING VIA OUR WEBSITE

Sign up online at better.org.uk/manchester

  • Select a home centre of your choice and select ‘Join Online’. The card will be valid across all Manchester centres so it does not matter which centre you choose.
  • Select Junior or Senior
  • Select Pay and Play
  • Select the start day for today
  • Select the ‘Pay and Play MCR Resident’ membership
  • Select ‘Continue’
  • Enter your child’s details or your own if it is an Over 60s card and confirm the Health Statement and select continue. This will generate an email with the membership details to the email address you provided.

 

 

Free Swimming sessions take place at various MCRactive Leisure centres across Manchester. The links below will take you to the timetable page for the centres listed.

Making a booking via the website

  1. On any ‘Swim for All’ session during the holiday dates select ‘Buy’ – don’t worry it is FREE!
  2. Select the date and time for their swim
  3. You MUST enter your child’s Better number/ barcode in order to get the Free Swim Confirm the T&C’s and select Continue
  4. Enter your email address and confirm your email. You will then be sent a confirmation email.
  5. Where possible show this email on entry or have the details of the email with you when attending the centre for your child’s swim.
Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre VIEW TIMETABLE
   
Manchester Aquatics Centre VIEW TIMETABLE
   
Moss Side Leisure Centre VIEW TIMETABLE
   
North City VIEW TIMETABLE
   
East Manchester Leisure Centre VIEW TIMETABLE
   
Hough End Leisure Centre VIEW TIMETABLE