Swim Session Descriptions

AVAILABLE swimming sessions

Please be aware that all swimming sessions now need to be booked in advance.

Not all types of swimming sessions are currently available due to social distancing – but we hope to be able to offer more swimming sessions as soon as we are safely able to do so.

Sessions may vary between centres.

The following sessions are now available to book at certain centres. 

See the swimming timetables here.

Family Swim

A 1-hour public session for all to enjoy a swim in our teaching or leisure pools. Children must be accompanied by an adult adhering to our supervision policy.

Family bubble swim – up to 4 people and £15 per hour

Swim with members of your family bubble.  A designated section of the pool for you to have fun in the water as a family. You must observe social distancing with other families at all times. The exclusive use of a section of the pool.

(Average water depths are approx. 1m-1.4m in shallow section & approx. 1.4-1.8m in the deep end)

(Bury’s Shallow end 1m to 1.4m in the deep end)

(All Toddler pools & beach area at Kingfisher not available)

Lane Swim

Open to all competent swimmers, adult and junior, for lane swimming. Restricted members per lane for managing social distancing. You must be able to swim 25m and You may be asked to move lanes dependent on your speed.

See swim prices here

Aqua Aerobics

A fun and invigorating instructor led all-over body work-out in the water designed to effectively burn calories with minimal impact on the body.

  • 45 minute session
  • Please read our guidance on returning to swimming
  • Pleave arrive beach ready
  • Use lockers as no belongings are allowed on poolside
  • Bring your own swimming aids (no shop available)
  • Minimalise the time spent in the changing rooms & toilets
  • Please shower at home 


Families & casual fun

Inflatable Session

Our pool inflatable will be in the pool. Age & Ability restrictions apply usually Children must be competent swimmers, aged 8+ and may be asked to wear a lifevest for some pool inflatables

Public Swim with Waves & Flumes (Kingfisher)

For everyone to experience a fun, relaxing and invigorating time swimming with intermittent wave sessions and water slides available to use.

Inflatable, Waves, Floats & Flumes (Kingfisher)

All the features available for the ultimate fun swimming experience for all the family

Floats & Fun

Sessions for everyone where floats or other equipment will be available for enjoyment.

Floats, Fun & Flumes

Sessions for everyone where floats or other equipment will be available and the water slide(s) will be open for some extra fun

Public Swim

A session for everyone to enjoy the benefits and fun that swimming brings

Disabled Swim (iCan Swim)

Sessions for people living with a disability or those with long term medical or health conditions looking to build their water confidence and enjoy the benefits of swimming.

Toddler Splash (Kingfisher)

A dedicated session for children aged under five in shallow water to help build their water confidence. The small slide will be available. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Junior Splash (Disability Session Sunday Bury)

A dedicated session for children with a disability to enjoy the water, help build their water confidence and learn a vital life skill.

Adult swimming

Adults Only

For swimmers over 16 years to enjoy a social or a more serious swim.

Adults Only Lane Swim

For swimmers over 16 years to enjoy a structured lane based swim session.

Ladies Only

For Ladies aged 16 years + to enjoy a social or a more serious swim.

Ladies Only Lane Swim

For Ladies aged 16 years + to enjoy a structured lane based swim session

50+ Swim

A specific session for adults aged 50 and over to swim socially in lanes.

Water Exercise classes

Aqua Gym

Instructor-led sessions where specific water-based activities are taking place

Active Living Swim

For those referred by a health professional to be more active to improve their health and wellbeing

Learn to swim & Private Hire

The Swim Academy

Swimming lessons teaching and coaching children and adults to swim. Lessons run 50 weeks a year, and up to seven days a week. Enrol anytime.

Private Hire

Available for anyone or a club to hire the exclusive use of the pool

Child Admission Policy

All Children under 8 must be supervised in the pool at all times by an adult. Adults can only supervise a maximum of two children under 8 at any one time.