FACILITIES • SWIMMING

Lessons and Holiday Courses

Life Leisure
swimming lessons

Life Leisure offer a wide range of swimming schemes for all ages and abilities to help build confidence in the water. From the first splash to streamlining stroke skills, there is a programme available to suit everyone.

 

Little Splashers

(Aged 1-2 years)

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Little Splashers

(Aged 1-2 years)

Little Splashers is the perfect introduction to the water for babies and toddlers, helping them to build their water confidence. Parents and little ones can enjoy gentle activities together, such as floating, splashing, and moving to increase their child’s water confidence. Parents or guardians will also be shown how to support their children in water properly.

Little Splashers swimming lessons take place across all Life Leisure pools in Stockport.

Please see our dates for parents/guardians 2023-2024

Little Splashers Swimming Scheme

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Swim Tots Lessons

(Aged 3-4 years)

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Swim Tots Lessons

(Aged 3-4 years)

Swim Tots swimming lessons are uniquely designed so that parents will be in the water alongside their child as they practise relaxation techniques, learn body positioning to stay afloat and develop underwater confidence. Our hands-on approach helps to develop children’s water confidence quicker and allows parents to understand how best to support children in the water.

Swim Tots swimming lessons take place across all Life Leisure pools in Stockport.

Please see our dates for parents/guardians 2023-2024

Swim Tots Swimming Scheme.

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Junior Swimming Lessons

(Aged 4+ Years)

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Junior Swimming Lessons

(Aged 4+ Years)

Our junior lessons programme is designed to equip your child with essential life skills. Following a badge scheme, swimmers will graduate with key talents that will enable them to be a safe and confident swimmer. Swimming lessons are available for children aged 4+ years and accommodate both beginners and improvers.

Junior Swimming Lesson benefits

  • Free admission to all public swimming sessions throughout the year. *Does not include the slides at Grand Central or inflatable fun sessions.
  • 20% discount on all swimming holiday courses designed to enhance your child’s development.
  • Home portal – top up and move classes 24/7, view your account details and view progress updates on lessons and courses.
  • Junior swimming lessons take place across all Life Leisure pools in Stockport.

Please see our dates for parents/guardians 2023-2024

Junior Swimming Lessons Scheme.

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Supported Swimming Lessons

(Aged 4 - 11 Years)

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Supported Swimming Lessons

(Aged 4 - 11 Years)

Our Supported Lesson scheme is for children aged 4 – 11 years with a disability who may need more support and a smaller class size than mainstream lessons can offer. The aim of these lessons is to teach children to become more independent in the water and help them to join a mainstream class.

For more information on supported swimming lessons, please fill out our online form here.

Please see our dates for parents/guardians 2023-2024

Adult Swimming Lessons

(Aged 16+ years)

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Adult Swimming Lessons

(Aged 16+ years)

Life Leisure also offer an all-inclusive learn to swim scheme to help adults achieve their personal goals. The programme provides a scheme of work, recognises progress and provides the foundation skills which are developed to ensure you reach your full potential.

Please see our dates for parents/guardians 2023-2024

Adults Swimming Scheme.

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What's next?

Once your child has completed Badge 4, the following more advanced programmes are also available to help continue their swimming progression. Whether it’s down the competitive swimming route through Junior Swimfit, or learning to perform synchronised swimming routines, there’s something for everyone!

Junior Swimfit

Stockport Metro deliver Junior Swimfit which encourages children to progress their skills and stamina and concentrate on good stroke style over increasing distances and improve skills such as treading water, sculling, surface dives and underwater swimming.

Life Leisure Cheadle

Monday6.10pm – 7.10pm
Tuesday4.25pm – 5.25pm
Thursday4.25pm – 5.25pm
Saturday9.05am – 10.05am & 10.05am – 11.05am
Sunday4.05pm – 5.05pm

Contact Cheadle swim team today!

Life Leisure Hazel Grove

Sunday3.30pm – 4.30pm & 4.35pm – 5.35pm & 5.40pm – 6.40pm

Contact Hazel Grove swim team today!

Life Leisure Grand Central  

Tuesday5.45pm – 6.45pm
Sunday10.45am – 11.45am

Contact Grand Central swim team today!

Life Leisure Romiley 

Monday6.15pm – 7.00pm
Tuesday6.15pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday6.50pm – 7.35pm
Saturday11.40am – 12.25pm

Contact Romiley swim team today!

Synchronised swimming

Synchronised swimming is a combination of dancing, gymnastics and swimming. Synchro is performed in solos, duets or teams to music. Stockport Metro follows the competitive grades and the swimmers participate in Regional and National level competitions as well as displays.

In grade tests and competitions the swimmers are marked on technical merit (the correctness and complexity of moves) and artistic impression (how the choreography of the routine reflects the music of choice). Swimmers can hear the music underwater with the aid of an underwater speaker.

If your child can swim 25m backstroke and either 10m front crawl or breaststroke they can attend a  2 WEEK FREE TRIAL, so come down and give it a go!

Life Leisure Grand Central  

Saturday12.00pm – 1.00pm
Sunday12.20pm – 1.20pm

Contact the syncro team today!

Rookie Lifeguard

Available to children who have completed Badge 4 of Life Leisure Junior Swimming Lessons.

The Rookie Lifeguard programme gives children training on being confident and water safe in the pool and in open water, teaching them personal survival, rescue and lifesaving skills.

Life Leisure Romiley

Tuesday5.05pm – 6.05pm
Thursday5.40pm – 6.40pm

Contact Romiley swim team today!

Rookie Lifeguard Awards Scheme

Swimming Holiday Courses

Life Leisure run intensive swimming courses during school holidays at selected Life Leisure swimming pools. The courses are a great opportunity to boost your child’s progression as they swim every day and therefore build up their confidence quickly. Courses are available for all ages and abilities from beginners to improvers.

This Spring half term we are offering: Beginner, 5m Improver, 10m Improver, Stroke Improver courses & Canoe course. 

If your child is already on our lesson scheme our badge levels are shown in brackets. 

Don’t forget, for those who are on our lessons there is a 20% discount off Life Leisure holiday courses!

Upcoming Dates: Tuesday 28th May - Friday 7th June (Excluding 1st & 2nd June)

Grand Central

Beginners 4 years + (Parent IN) (Badge 1 beginner and Badge 1 level 1)Various dates/times Click  here
5m Improver (Badge 1, level 2)Various dates/times Click  here
10m Improver (Badge 2, level 1)Various dates/times Click  here
Stroke Improvers (Badge 2, level 2 and above)Various dates/times Click  here

Romiley

Beginners 4 years + (Parent IN) (Badge 1 beginner and Badge 1 level 1)Various dates/times Click  here
5m Improver (Badge 1, Level 2)Various dates/times Click  here
10m Improver (Badge 2, Level 1)Various dates/times Click  here
Stroke Improvers (Badge 2, level 2 and above)Various dates/times Click  here

Hazel Grove

Beginners 4 years + (Parent IN) (Badge 1 beginner and Badge 1 level 1)Various dates/times Click  here
5m/10m Improver (Badge 1, Level 2)Various dates/times Click  here
Stroke Improver (B2L2, B3L1 and B3L2)Various dates/times Click  here

Avondale

Beginners 4 years + (Parent IN) (Badge 1 beginner, badge 1, level 1)Various dates/times Click  here
Beginners 6 Years+  (Parent IN) (Badge 1 Beginner, Badge 1, level 1) Various dates/times Click  here
5/10m Improver (Badge 1, Level 2)Various dates/times Click  here

Cheadle

Beginners 4 years + (Parent IN) (Badge 1 beginner, badge 1, level 1)Various dates/times Click  here
Stroke Improver (Badge 2, Level 2 and above)Various dates/times Click  here
5m Improver (Badge 1, Level 2)Various dates/times Click  here
Canoe course 1 dayTuesday 28th May 11am – 12pm & Thursday 30th May 11am – 12pm Click  here