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Swimming Lessons

Junior Lessons are available for children 4 years plus and we cater for beginners and improvers. Stockport Metro Swimming Lessons focus on relaxation, body position and underwater confidence and use a hands on approach. Children learn through fun and gain trust and confidence much quicker as the swimming teacher is in the water with a small group of children.

Please contact the Pool Coordinator at the pool of your choice on either the phone number or the email address below to determine what days and times are available for your child.

Life Leisure Avondale   Mike Reed / Jamie Stone  0161 477 4242
Life Leisure Cheadle   Leigh Grice / Dave Judson  0161 428 3216
Grand Central Pools   Sam Grice / Ashton Hough  0161 474 7766
Life Leisure Hazel Grove   Sam Grice  0161 439 5221
Life Leisure Romiley   Mike Reed / Iain Jones  0161 430 3437


Swimming Lessons are £6.65 per child (£5.65 Leisure Key) and are payable as a course of lessons.

All children on the Stockport Metro lessons programme receive a membership card which entitles them to free entry to public swimming sessions during term time at all Life Leisure pools.

Stockport Metro Lesson Dates for Parents (19/20)

Swimming Lesson Scheme - Information for Parents


What's Next?

Once your child has completed Badge 4 there are many options available to them to continue in the water. Stockport Metro deliver the following more advanced programmes should your child not wish to progress down the competitive swimming route:

  • ASA Challenge Awards – Bronze, Silver & Gold (Avondale & Grand Central)

ASA Challenge Awards Scheme

  • Rookie Lifeguard – Personal Survival and lifesaving skills (Avondale, Marple & Grand Central)

Rookie Bronze OverviewRookie Silver OverviewRookie Gold Overview