Water games, courses and activities

Learn skills for life and have fun with our great choice of water games, courses and activities. Term-time and school holidays - we've got it covered!

Rookie lifeguard course

Learn water safety skills and first aid. This fun-packed programme offers something for everyone; from lifeguarding skills and first aid, to boogie boarding, ocean awareness, distance, sports skills and health and wellbeing. Learn at your own pace; there is no set timetable or deadline to complete the programme. Many of the skills do not have to be completed in a swimming pool and can be done at home, club, school or even online.

  • When: Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm (ten-week course)
  • Where: Castle Leisure Centre
  • Age: For 8 to 14 year olds who can swim 200m
  • How to book: Phone 0161 253 7000

Splash ball

An introduction to water polo - learn the skills and moves needed to play the game.

  • When: Various times during the week
  • Where: Castle Leisure Centre
  • Age: For 6 to 10 year olds who can swim 100m
  • How to book: Phone 0161 253 7000

Waterpolo

An introduction to water polo - learn the skills and moves needed to play the game.

  • When: Various times during the week
  • Where: Castle Leisure Centre
  • Age: For 9 to 14 year olds who can swim 200m
  • How to book: Phone 0161 253 7000

Learn to swim programme

Swimming lessons for beginners to distance swimmers.

  • When: Weekly lessons or week-long courses with a lesson every day during the school holidays.
  • Where: Castle Leisure Centre, Radcliffe Leisure Centre and Ramsbottom Pool

Find out about our learn to swim programme

Please note:

Our swimming pool admission policy applies. All activities are subject to availability.