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 whilst ensuring your children have lots of fun! 

Supported lessons are also available for children with a disability who need more support and a smaller class than mainstream lessons can offer. For more information, please contact the Swimming Team.

Our swimming lessons programme is currently full. Please join our waiting list to be contacted when a space is available for your child. Please read our swimming lesson membership terms and conditions here

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Important Information for Parents/Guardians

Last updated: 12th July 2021

As stated in our terms and conditions no credits or refunds will be offered unless there is proof of a medical certificate for the period of time covering our re-opening.

Please note some of the main changes within the swimming lesson programme:

  • Swimming teachers will teach from the side of the pool in order to remain socially distanced.
    Ratio’s in classes will be reduced.
  • Children need to come in swim wear under their clothing to reduce time in changing areas.
  • There will be breaks in between classes to sanitise poolside and equipment and reduce clustering.
  • Children will not share equipment within the lesson. Children will be expected to put on and/or remove their own aids.
  • Children should not bring their record card to swimming lessons.
  • There will be separate entry and exit points to poolside.
  • Spectating areas may have changed. Only 1 adult spectator per swimmer.
  • Swim Tots parents will have to be in the water with their child as no teachers are allowed to enter the water.
  • To accommodate the changes within the guidance, your child’s lesson day and/or time and/or venue may change

Changes from August

  • The number of classes and capacity in classes may increase to accommodate more swimmers onto the lesson programme.
  • Teachers will begin to teach in the water to enable in water demonstrations and hands on teaching, in particular with Badge 1 and 2 swimmers.
  • We are still encouraging swimmers to come 'beach ready' to reduce congestion in changing areas and we ask that that only one parent/guardian accompanies each child.

Changes from September

There will be time changes to swimming lessons from September as we reduce the gaps in-between lessons to accommodate additional classes and public swimming.

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Swimming Lesson Scheme

Supported Lesson Scheme

Dates for Parents/Guardians 2021 

Swimming Lessons Contact Details 

lifeLEISURE Avondale Mike Reed


lifeLEISURE Cheadle Leigh Grice


lifeLEISURE Grand Central Sam Grice grandcentral.swimming@lifeleisure.net
lifeLEISURE Hazel Grove Sam Grice or Scott Little hazelgrove.swimming@lifeleisure.net
lifeLEISURE Romiley
Mike Reed romiley.swimming@lifeleisure.net


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:

Bronze, Silver & Gold awards at lifeLEISURE Avondale, lifeLEISURE Grand Central & lifeLEISURE Romiley.

ASA Challenge Awards Scheme

Available to children who have completed Stockport Metro badge 4. 

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.

Rookie lifeguard courses are taught at lifeLEISURE Grand Central (0161 474 7766) lifeLEISURE Romiley (0161 430 3437) and lifeLEISURE Avondale (0161 477 4242). Please contact the facility of your choice for more details.

Synchronised swimming is a combination of dancing, gymnastics and swimming. Synchro is performed in solos, duets or teams to music. We offer a 2 week free trial, so why not come down and try it out for yourself?

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Available to children who have completed Stockport Metro badge 4. 

The Swim England Challenge Awards encourage 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. 

Challenge Award classes are available at lifeLEISURE Grand Central (0161 474 7766) lifeLEISURE Romiley (0161 430 3437) and lifeLEISURE Avondale (0161 477 4242)

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Private 1:1 lessons are available on request enabling you or your child to focus on a certain stroke or skill.  When booking a course of 10 1:1 lessons you will receive the 1st lesson free!

Please contact your preferred centre for day and time options.