Macclesfield Swimming Pool

For information on both swimming and non-swimming clubs held at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, please see our Macclesfield Leisure Centre Clubs page.

The main and small swimming pools have shallow steps for ease of access and a swimming hoist is available. In the changing area there are three disabled changing rooms, including one with hoist, and two disabled showers.

Please see the Macclesfield Leisure Centre Policies page for information about the pool, our admissions policies and forthcoming closures.

Swimming Prices

Price increases as from 1st April 2013

Session

Price
Adult £4.00*
Junior/ OAP £3.20*
Under 3 years Free*
Dawn Dippers
Options price
£4.00*
£2.40*
Family Swim
(up to 2 adults and 3 juniors)
£10.30*
Options £2.40*
Showers
(if not doing anything else)
£4.00*
Aqua Aerobics & Aqua rhythmics £4.60
Aqua Aerobics & Aqua rhythmics options £2.80
* no change

* Options and Direct Debit compatible - This class is instructed with a registered midwife/Aqua instructor

Swimming Session Times

Swimming Timetable

Please see the available pool hours section  (Pool timetable) for variations to the following timetable, as schools use both the main pool and training pool during term time, although there is always pool space available to the public.

Please be on time for all classes, most classes have a warm up session at the beginning of the class, and therefore it is essential you start at you arrive at the advertised times below.  If you are late you may be turned away from the session.

Day Type of Swim Available Hours
Monday Aqua Aerobics 09:10 - 09.55
School Use 10:00 - 11:30
Causal Swimming 10:30 - 19:30
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 11:30 - 13:30 & 14.00-16.00
School Use 13:30 - 14:00
Swimming Lessons 16:00 - 19:30
Satellites 19.00 - 21.00
Adult Learners 20:30 - 21:30
Swim Fit (including Masters) 21:00 - 21:30(5 lanes) 21.30-22.30 (8 lanes)
Training pool use 10.30 - 19.30
School use part of pool 10.30 - 11.30
Lessons use part of pool 12.15 - 14.30
Lessons use part of pool 16.00 - 18.30
Tuesday School Use 09-30 - 11:30
Casual Swimming 10:30 - 19:15
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 11:30 - 13:00

Inflatable Fun Swim

8th & 15th April 

1.00pm - 2.30pm - pool closes 30 mins prior to start of session & re-opens 30 mins after end of session.
School Use 13:00 - 15:00
Adult Lessons 15:00 - 16:00
Junior Lessons 16:00 - 19:00
Macclesfield Amateurs 19:00 - 21:30
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 20:30 - 22:00
Lane Swimming (8 lanes) 21.00 - 22.00
 Training pool use 10.30 - 19.00
School use part of pool 10.30 - 11.30
School use part of pool 13.30 - 15.00
Lessons use part of pool 16.00 - 18.30
Wednesday Satellites 06:15 - 08:00
Lane Swimming (dawn dippers) 07:30 - 08:30
Ladies Swimming 09:00 - 09:45
Aqua Aerobics 09:45 - 10:30
School Use (4 lanes) 10:30 - 12:00
Snorkelling 1.00pm-2.00pm 9th April Easter Holiday Course
Discover Scuba 2.00pm-3.00pm 9th April Easter Holiday Course
Casual Swimming 10:30 - 19:00
Aqua Rhythmic (3 lanes) 12:15 - 13:15
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 13:15 - 16:00
Swimming Lessons (4 lanes) 16:00 - 18:30
Satellites 19:00 - 21:00
Lane Swimming (8 lanes) 21:00 - 22:00
Training pool use 10.30 - 19.00
School use part of pool 10.30 - 12.00
School use part of pool 12.00 - 15.00
Lessons use part of pool 16.00 - 18.45
Thursday School Use 09:30 - 12.00
Casual Swimming 10:30 - 20:00
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 11:30 - 13:30
School Use (4 lanes) 13:30 - 15:00

 Inflatable Fun Swim

10th & 17th April

 1.00pm - 2.30pm - pool closes 30 mins prior to start of session & re-opens 30 mins after end of session.
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 15:00 - 16:00
Swimming Lessons (4 lanes) 16:00 - 18:30
Satellites 18:30 - 20:00
East Cheshire Sub Aqua 20:00 - 21:00
Training pool use 10.30 - 19.00
Schools use part of pool 10.30 - 11.30
Schools use part of pool 13.30 - 15.00
Lessons use part of pool 16.00 - 18.30
Friday Satellites 06.15 - 08.00
Lane Swimming (dawn dippers) 07:30 - 08:30
Casual Swimming 07:30 - 08:30
School Use 10:00 - 11:00
Casual Swimming 10:30 - 18.00
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 11.00 - 12:15
Aqua Rhythmic (3 lanes) 12:15 - 13:15
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 13:15 - 16:00
Swimming Lessons 16:00 - 18:30
Lane Swimming 18:00 - 19:00
Satellites 18:30 - 21:00
Seals 19:30 - 20:30
Masters 21.00 - 22:15
Training pool use 10.30 - 19.30
Lessons use part of pool 10.45 - 14.00
Lessons use part of pool 16.00 - 18.30
Saturday Satellites 08:00 - 10:00
Swim Lessons (2 lanes) 10:00 - 13:00
Casual Swimming 10:00 - 16:30
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 13:00 - 16:30
Pool Parties 16:45 - 17:45
Private Hire 18:00 - 20:00
Teaching pool use 10.00 - 16.30
Lessons use part of pool 10.00 - 13.00
Sunday Satellites 8:00 - 10:00
Casual Swimming 10:00 - 15:00
Lane Swimming (2 lanes) 14:00 - 15:00
Inflatable Session 15:15 - 16:45
Pool Parties 17:00 - 18:00
Lane swimming 18:30 - 20:00
Teaching pool available 10.00 - 15.00

May Bank Holiday opening times:

Date Time Activity
Saturday 3rd May 10.00am - 3.00pm Public Swimming
  9.00am - 3.00pm Fitness Suite
  9.30am - 3.30pm Sports Hall
  9.15am - 10.15pm Body Combat (time change)
  10.30am -11.30am Body Balance (time change)
  2.00pm - 3.00pm Body Pump (time change)
Sunday 4th May 10.00am - 3.00pm Public Swimming
  9.00am - 3.00pm Fitness Suite
  9.30am - 3.30pm Sports Hall
  9.00am - 10.00am Circuits
  1.00pm - 2.00pm Body Combat
  2.00pm - 3.00pm Zumba
Monday 5th May Closed Closed

Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics is a class in the pool with music. Includes moves that use the resistance of the water to tone muscles with a Cardio Vascular element to the class also. Benefits include: the body is weightless in the water, therefore there is no impact on the limbs, suitable for all people including expectant mothers.

Aqua Rhythmics

Aqua Rhythmics still uses the water as an aide and could be described as yoga in the water.  A more gentle session that is often used as rehabilitation after injury.   The session is not done to music and the individual does the exercise in their own time, the number of repetitions isn't important, more the range and control of the movement.

Customer Notice

The Family Change Area will be used by disabled swimmers during the following timeslots:-

  • Monday  1.15pm – 2.15pm (Term time only)
  • Tuesday 9.30am – 10.45am (Term time only)
  • Friday     9.45am – 11.15am (Term time only)
  • Friday     7.15pm -8.45pm

Leisure Centre customers are required to use the appropriate male/female changing areas during these times. Thank you for your co-operation.

Available Pool Hours

Please note that during school holiday periods we will be running special sessions including Inflatable Fun Sessions, Water Walkers (Hamster cage) sessions, Water Polo and Rookie Lifeguard courses. Therefore it is always advisable to check before you come to ensure pool availability. Please note our holiday courses could reduce the number of lanes available so please check first.

Available on the App StoreiPhone users can also download the free Splashpath application to find their nearest pool, check the latest timetable and track swimming progress and set a number of swimming goals like "swim the channel".

Swimming Lessons

Macclesfield Leisure Centre run swimming lessons for all abilities, including parent and child (6 months to 3 years), Ducklings (3 years to attending school) and main lessons (school age - 16 years) on the following days.

  • Monday  to  Friday between 12:00 and 15:00 also 16:00 - 19:00, subject to specific day class programming.
  • Saturday mornings 10:00 - 13:00

The centre operates a waiting list system, however if we are unable to meet your request we may  share the information with our Partner Club - Satellites Swimming Club.

Please help us to help us to keep you informed with the latest information about your lessons by providing an email address. please ask at reception to update your details. 

For more information please contact the dedicated swimming line on 01625 383984

Details of our swimming scheme can also be found on Everybody Splash pages.

Course Terms and Conditions

  • Course fees are paid in advance. 
  • Cancellation - If you need to cancel a pre-paid course it is essential you contact the Centre as soon as possible stating the reason for the cancellation. 
  • Refunds - A medical certificate will be required for any refunds made. Refunds are not given at reception and 20% administration fee will also be deducted from the full amount.
  • Please ensure that any medical conditions or disabilities, however slight, are listed. Please also ensure that any medications (e.g. inhalers) are available at each lesson.
  • Occasionally, from time to time it may be necessary to change the lesson time you are attending, either due to class ability or other reasons. We ask that you accept any changes that need to be made.  We will always try and accommodate your requests.
  • In the interests of safety please ensure that long hair is tied back and no jewellery is worn during activities.
  • Ensure you are wearing the appropriate clothing for the course you are taking. (e.g. socks/tracksuit bottoms – trampolining). For swimming a swimming cap is recommended.
  • Viewing should take place in the appropriate area – viewing gallery’s are available for both swimming pool and sports hall.  Please note parents should not go onto poolside. If you need to speak to the teacher please contact the swimming administration team on 01625 383984 or email mlcswimminglessons@cheshireeast.gov.uk 
  •   It is recommended that children are collected from the changing rooms and not from poolside for swimming lessons, and from reception for sports hall courses.
  • For swimming lessons children should not enter poolside before the lesson commences. 
  • If your child wishes to swim before or after his/her lesson a junior swim ticket must be purchased on arrival. (Normal admission policies apply )
Cheshire East Council  Telephone: 0300 123 55 00
Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ
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