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These activities are for children and young people – under 18s.
To find out more and register interest in any activities, please contact our Inclusion and Disability Adviser Catherine Szymanskyj on 01706 926276 or email


We are aware that people want to access the pool at times that are convenient to them, rather than having to attend a segregated session. All of our public swim sessions are open to people with disabilities, and our staff will be happy to assist you to enter and exit the pool via the pool hoist system at any public swim session.

Middleton Arena has a sling hoist for the pool (please note – we are unable to provide a sling to use so you would need to bring one that you are happy to get wet), and both Heywood Sports Village and Rochdale Leisure Centre have chair-hoists. You do not have to notify us in advance, but it can be helpful just so that we can make sure everything is ready for you, and we can advise if any equipment is unavailable for any reason to avoid you making a wasted journey.

Please note, we cannot provide any individual supervision or instruction at a public swim, as our leisure attendants have to watch the whole pool and cannot stay near an individual. If you require supervision or support in the water than we ask that you attend with a friend, family member or carer/support worker as appropriate. If you require instruction then we advise you to contact our swimming lesson team.  

If you would like to discuss swimming, or any element of access to our centres, then you can contact the centre teams directly, or for more specialist support you can contact our Inclusion and Disability Adviser Catherine by emailing or call her on 01706 926276.

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