Life Leisure manage a number of swimming pools across Stockport, with plenty of provision for public swimming seven days a week. Swimming is available to the general public and members at Life Leisure during publicised Public Swimming sessions. Early morning lane swims are available at many pools with adult only swimming sessions also available throughout the week.

Our swimming pools are located at Avondale, Cheadle, Grand Central, Hazel Grove and Romiley.

All swimming sessions can be booked in advance to secure your place and avoid disappointment. However, if you wish to turn up on the day without a booking, you can do so. If you are turning up to a swim without a booking, please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee availability. If our pool is full on arrival, you are more than welcome to wait and see if a space becomes available in the pool caused by other members finishing their session early.

To see the latest swimming pool availability and to book your swimming session, please see the activity sessions below and visit our online ticketing page.


Pool Temperatures

In line with guidance from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group, each of our main pools are heated to 28° - 29°. All small pools are set between 30° - 31°.

Specific Temperatures:

Avondale: 29.5°

Cheadle Main: 28.5°

Cheadle Small: 30.5°

Grand Central Main: 27.8°

Grand Central Oasis: 30.5°

Grand Central Spa: 37°

Hazel Grove Main: 28.5°

Hazel Grove Small: 30.5°

Romiley Main: 28.5°

Romiley Small: 30.5°

Swimming Recreational Main

This is a swim session open to adults over the age of 16 years. Lane swimming is available as well as some space for free movement to users who want a more leisurely swim.

Book Adult Swim

This is a family swim session for all ages and abilities, including under 3’s. Children under the age of 8 require adult supervision.

If swimming at Life Leisure Grand Central, the water slides are open during these sessions and are available for purchase at £1 per person. You are free to move between both the main pool and the oasis pool. Children must be over 1.1m tall and able to swim 25m unaided to use the slides. 

Book Family Swim

This is a family swimming session in the main pool at Life Leisure Grand Central. Water slide access is available to add to your ticket at £1 per person. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please note, in order to access the slides, swimmers must be at least 1.1m tall and be able to swim at least 25m unaided. 

Book Swim & Slides

This is a swim session open to all. Lane swimming is available as well as some space for free movement to cater for families and users who want a more leisurely swim. Children under the age of 8 require adult supervision. 

Book General Swim

These sessions include our therapeutic warm water swimming sessions and disability swim sessions.

Book Inclusive Swim

This is an exciting inflatable fun swim session for those aged 8 and over. All swimmers must also be able to swim 25m unaided. 

Book Inflatable Session

This swimming session is specifically for ladies only aged 16 and over. Where possible, female lifeguards are present at these sessions.

Book Ladies Only Swim

This is a lane swim session in the main pool with lanes to suit different speeds. All swimmers must be over the age of 11 and be able to swim 25m comfortably.

Book Lane Swim 

This swimming session is open for those aged 50 and over only.

Book Over 50's Swim

If you are a Leisure Key holder, please visit your local Life Leisure centre with your Leisure Key card and a member of the reception team can create you a casual Leisure Key membership which will allow you to book a swimming session at the discounted Leisure Key price.

Life Leisure Swimming Pool Admission Policy