Swimming lessons at Withington Baths & Leisure Centre, Manchester

Welcome to Withington Baths

The takeover of Withington Baths & Leisure Centre by our community group is now complete. We are delighted to share our brand new pool and classes timetables and our membership packages - see the downloadable PDFs at the top of this page.

  • We are OPEN from 6.30am - 10.00pm Monday - Friday (pool closes at 9.30pm) and 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday - Sunday
  • Children's Swimming Lessons -  due to demand, we will be introducing additional after-school swimming classes, AND a Saturday class from 12:00 - 12:30, which will begin Saturday 1st October - please call Reception on 0161 478 1181 for further information.
  • Our gym has been completely RENOVATED and installed with BRAND NEW EQUIPMENT AND NEW FLOORING
  • Our brand new café area is now OPEN - pop in for a coffee, a hot chocolate or a tea from our super-duper new machine - and our changing facilities have been much improved
  • Our changing facilities are much improved, with a good lick of paint all round, shower curtains for privacy, racks for holding your toiletries and free hairdying facilities. We think that the little things sometimes can make a very big difference.
  • We are focusing energies now on the renovation of our second Studio, to create a very peaceful, holistic area which also can be hired out for events and functions. So far, our growing provision of sessions include Baby Massage, Street Dance, Physio-Led Pilates Mat Sessions, PiLoga, Ashtanga Yoga with yet more to come...
  • The roof is slowly, but surely, being fixed and the gardens are now regularly tended - no more litter and weeds, but plenty of flowers and regularly cut grass. Our pool shower area has also been deep cleaned and painted.
  • Our SENSORY GARDEN, built in collaboration with Southway Housing and Old Moat Greenies, which we launched in June 2016, is soon going to be a haven, where you can sit and relax.
  • Pool Parties - A party for children, with a difference! We're taking bookings now - get in touch on 0161 478 1181 - and give your children a splashing good time! Details here.
  • Carl & Greg are now offering Personal Training Sessions - £30.00 per session (one hour) or a block of six sessions for £150.00. Personal Training Sessions should be booked, and paid for in advance, at Reception. We also run a MONTHLY COMPETITION for two lucky winners to win a PT session each with Carl & Greg - simpy fill in a competition card at Reception. September's winners are Sophie Caudwell and Gabrielle Morris. (We're also doing an OCTOBER PT OFFER - see news section...)

We are super delighted to report that ALL of our staff, some of whom recently participated in an intensive four day course, are all fully qualified as Lifeguards. This is very important to us as your safety in our centre is paramount. We are very proud of all staff! Do give them a pat on the back when you see them :)

Thank you for your continued support and we very much look forward to welcoming you as a member and user of Withington Baths & Leisure Centre.


“Special, special place - well done to everyone for saving it!” - Steve

“I love Withington Baths because I like to swim in the historic pool. Everyone is so friendly and I meet many local people there who have been coming for years. It is very much a community baths and I embrace this.” - Amanda

“I love the pool. The colours of the tiles and light coming in from above are just so good when you swim!” - Anna

“Friendly staff, heritage treasure and our kids love it!.” - Gavin



We are super delighted to announce that our beautifully renovated and refurbished Studio 2 will be RE-OPENING on Saturday 22nd October. We will be planning an official launch but in the meantime, check out our new timetable, and come join in with some fab new classes.

Monday drop in sessions will have a holiday for Monday 24th and 31st October for half term and a teacher training day. The new Friday sessions will resume on November 4th and Monday sessions on November 7th.

From 1st October, Carl & Greg will be offering 2 for 1 (2 people together in a session) personal training sessions at the same rate as a normal session (£30). This is 1 session including 2 members NOT 2 sessions for the price of one. The offer is available to members only and must be pre-booked. As long as paid for from now and during October, members can do the session whenever is convenient.


Come & say hello in lots of languages at our new Tuesday morning languages class with Babel Babies. Bambinos (from walking age to age five, along with younger siblings) at 11am - 11.30am then babies (newborn to walking) at 11.45 - 12.15pm. Cost £5.00 per child or £6.00 for two siblings, payable in advance for remainder of the term. Book two full terms in advance for a 10% discount. Bookings only to be taken online at http://www.babelbabies.com

Term 1: 20th September to 18th October (5 weeks)
Term 2: 1st November to 29th November 2016 (5 weeks)


If you click on the links for Studio 1 and Studio 2, you'll see our new timetable, with some new classes. Most of these new classes will take place in Studio 2 - we are nearing the completion of our renovation and refurbishment, and so will be releasing the start date of Studio 2 classes asap. In the meantime, all Studio 1 classes are running as normal.


We're delighted that Sarah Lewis has brought the lastest exercise craze to Withington Baths - BOUNCE FIT. From 11am - 12, get yourself moving and grooving in Studio 2. What a way to kick start your Sunday :)


Studio 2


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