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Active Swim

Tameside Sports Trust are committed to giving the best level of instruction and guidance to our swimmers throughout our Active Swim scheme. We are confident that our Active Swim scheme not only offers value for money but will also produce swimmers who are confident, skilful and above all 'water safe'.

Active Swim Aims To:

  • Maintain a high quality of Swimming Instruction

  • Encourage skilful and competent stroke technique

  • Teach water safety and to make pupils aware of the dangers of water

  • Identify any child who has potential and guide them to the appropriate coaching environments


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Introduce your little one's to explore and enjoy the fun of learning to swim with Ducklings. With in the water support from parents/carers, Ducklings sessions are an excellent way to introduce babies and toddlers to the pool from an early age. The scheme is designed to progress children towards completeing five Duckling awards, whilst aiming to boost their confidence in and out of the water and reducing their fear of swimming as they grow older.

Ducklings sessions are available at Ashton Pool, Denton Pool, Medlock Leisure Centre and The Copley Centre.


Wally Walrus

Wally Walrus sessions are exclusive to Hyde Leisure Pool! These sessions are designed to teach pre-school children basic swimming stroke skills in a warm relaxed atmosphere. Wally Walrus sessions involve a mixture of fun games in the water with the support of parents/carers, in order to help children boost their confidence and independance in the water.


Little Ducks

Little Ducks is newly added to our swimming programme. Aimed at children aged 3 to 4 years Little Ducks are structured swimming lessons aimed at children who are not quite old enough to attend Junior Swimming Lessons. Taught by a qualified ASA Swimming Teacher each session is designed to give children a head start with learning to swim, so that first lesson in the big pool is not quite as scary. Little Ducks sessions offer a smaller maximum capacity in each lesson, therfore your child gets more support during the class.


Junior Swimming Lessons

Junior Swimming lessons will progress your child's swimming ability in a safe and fun enviroment. Under the watchful eye of our fully qualified Swimming Teachers your child will progress through stages and awards, having a real sense of achievement at the end, becoming more confident and competent in the water. Junior Swimming Lessons cater for all abilities and are based on the Amateur Swimming Association's National Plan for Teaching Swimming. Children can start Junior Swimming Lessons from as young as 4 years old at any Tameside Sports Trust Pool.

Junior Swimming Lesson availability varies slightly at each pool, however across all of our centre's lessons are available seven days a week. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of Junior Swimming Lessons each centre has a waiting list in operation.

To apply online for Junior Swimming Lessons Scheme follow our step by step guide below to apply online:

How to use the online appication:

  1. Click the link here

  2. Complete the online applicaton form with YOUR CHILDS details

  3. Save your application to your computer

  4. Email your application form as an attachment to


Adult Swimming Lessons

It's never too late to learn to swim and now is the time to take the plunge!

Tameside Sports Trust offers sessions designed to develop confidence and swimming ability for adults and young people over 16 years. From complete beginners to improvers. Our ASA Swimming Teachers will work with you, guiding you through to our more advanced Swim Fit and Lane Swim sessions.

For available days and times of Adult Swimming Lessons please view our online Swimming Timetable, alternatively for further information please contact your local pool.



Child Admission Policy

Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 16 years or over at all times in the ratio 2:1. At Hyde Leisure Pool children under 5 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 16 years or over at all times in the ratio 1:1. Children 5 years to under 8 years must be accompanied by a
responsible adult aged 16 years or over at all times in the ratio 2:1.

Non swimmers and weak swimmers will be required to stay in the shallow end of the pool; swimmers ability is at the Leisure Attendants and Management discretion.