Studio One renovation at Withington Baths
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Welcome to Withington Baths

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  • 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. Please call Reception on 0161 478 1181 for further information.
  • Studio 2 has been completely RENOVATED and with the ceiling now exposed, underfloor heating and luxury vinyl floor tiles, it is the perfect space for our holistic classes.
  • Our gym has been completely RENOVATED and installed with BRAND NEW EQUIPMENT AND NEW FLOORING.
  • Our café area is now OPEN - pop in for a coffee, a hot chocolate or a tea from our super-duper new machine, and charge your devices while you wait, or surf the internet with our free wifi.
  • 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.
  • 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 is now regularly deep cleaned and cleaning of our pool, gym and communal areas are now done daily.
  • Our SENSORY GARDEN, built in collaboration with Southway Housing and Old Moat Greenies, which we launched in June 2016, is now a haven, where you can sit and relax, thanks to ongoing maintenance and planting.
  • 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.
  • We 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 - simpy fill in a competition card at Reception.

We are super delighted to report that ALL of our staff 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.



Are you up for the July Gym Challenge? Complete 3 exercises back to back - and whoever completes the most reps will win a prize.There's a prize for top male and top female. Speak to a member of staff for more information.


Are you in college or 6th form, completing your Duke of Edinburgh Award, or even a parent of a child that swims at our baths? We are rolling out an exciting new volunteer program that will train you to be a fully qualified swim teacher.

In exchange for 40 hours of your volunteered time assisting in our childrens swim lessons, we will pay for your level one teaching aquatic course. This could be contributed by as little as one hour per week. In exchange for an additional 40 volunteered hours, we will pay half the cost of your level two teaching aquatic course, at approx. £350. You will then be fully qualified and ready to begin a rewarding new career as a swimming teacher.

We want to hear from people who are great with kids, reliable and trustworthy, and can impress us in an entrance interview. Interested? Please email our swimming officer Sam at, with a little bit about you and why you’d like to take part. We look forward to hearing from you!


Please be aware that during the month of July, Studio 1 will be undergoing a big refurbishment, to bring it into line with Studio 2. As a result, we have a new, condensed timetable for the month - please make sure you check the timetable carefully, so that you do not miss your favourite class. If you wnat to see the refurb progress, do pop over to our Facebook page, where we are regularly posting updates.

Hosted by Curious Collection Vintage and Arts Fairs, this promises to be an eclectic fair showcasing a broad selection of local vintage traders, crafts people and artists. Live music performances, food and bar, from 2pm - 5pm. Further details on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We now offer free fitness assessments to all our members. During these assessments we will measure blood pressure levels, body composition, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility.

Members who are interested should contact the reception to be booked in with one of our personal trainers.


“I would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to you and your team… We attended your centre for a swim, your team were extremely helpful both on the telephone before we arrived and on our arrival. This continued as the young lady on reception helped with the wheel chair and guided us to the disabled changing room. My niece is disabled and water is an amazing soother for her and helps with her physio, so to find this little swimming haven is amazing . We did not know your baths existed before today, but will now make this our preferred swimming venue.” - Tracy

“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

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