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We manage a number of swimming pools across Wigan borough.

Swimming is available to the general public and members during scheduled swimming sessions 7 days a week.

Early morning lane swims are available at many pools with adult only swimming sessions available throughout the week.

A number of our swimming pools cater for younger children with small swimming pools located at Wigan, Leigh and Howe Bridge.

We offer Targeted Swim sessions (16+) that have been created specifically for individuals and groups with disabilities and other conditions to enjoy an allocated casual swim time. Sessions cost £3.30. 

Swimming timetable

To see the latest swimming pool timetable please choose your preferred centre below:

How much is it to swim?

If you're already a member, you have unlimited access to swimming sessions across all of our leisure centres.

Swimming prices
Swimming sessionAdultJunior/Concession
Casual swimming £4.60 £3.30 (£1.20 for under 5's)
Casual swimming family ticket £13.60 N/A
Fun and floats £4.80 £3.60
Fun and floats family ticket £15.70 N/A
Swim Tots - 30 mins (1 adult and junior) £3.70 N/A
Parent and child swimming £6 N/A
Swimming lesson (Stage 1-7) N/A £26 per month
Swimming lesson (Stage 8 and Rookie) N/A £29 per month
Swimming lesson (single) £6.20 £6
Swimming lesson (one to one) - 30 mins £26 N/A
Swimming lesson (one to two) - 30 mins £39 N/A 
Targeted Swim (16+) £3.10 N/A
Swim Socials (16+) (Ashton and Howe Bridge) £3.50 N/A
Sauna and steam (Wigan and Howe Bridge leisure centres) £5.40 £3.70 (concession)

Please note, price concessions will require proof of eligibility.

Child admission policy

  • A responsible adult should accompany all children under the age of 8. The adult must go into the water with the children they are accompanying and maintain a constant watch over the children for whom they are responsible
  • The maximum number of children under the age of 8 that can be supervised by one adult is two
  • A responsible adult must accompany children aged 3 years and under on a one-to-one basis. The sole exception to this is if both children are wearing armbands or other approved buoyancy aids
  • A parent is defined as someone over the age of sixteen or younger if the person is the biological parent of the child or children
  • The parent must be in the water with the children. They must maintain a constant watch over them and be in close contact with those of the children who are weak or non-swimmers
  • Parents who are supervising children must themselves determine that they have the required competencies to undertake this task
  • The maximum number of children under the age of 8 that can be supervised by one adult is two.
  • View Swimming Code of Conduct.



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