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Swimming at Fenton Manor

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The Main Pool at Fenton Manor Sports Complex is the largest in Staffordshire, and is a traditional rectangular pool measuring 33.3 metres in length, 12 metres in width and depth ranging from 1 metre to 1.8 metres. The pool can also be divided into a 25 metre pool and provides a Variable Depth pool (12metres width x 7metres length) which can go to a depth of 2.4 metres.

Our pools are open seven days a week, and we have sessions suitable for everyone such as Early Birds, Leisure Swim, Fitness Swim, Adults only, Fun Sessions and Aquatots. 

Our warm Teaching Pool is the ideal environment for young children to gain confidence and competence in the water.  Measuring a traditional rectangular size of 12metres x 7metres and depth of 1metre, it is ideal for families with young children and our Aquatots sessions.

Swimming lessons are available for children from the age of 3yrs and available for all abilities. They are priced at £60 for 10 lessons and run 7 days per week depending on age and ability.

Lesson times

Swim times


Each year, we host numerous Regional swimming galas and competitions in the Main Pool. 



  Adult Junior Under 5
Swim (leisure/fitness) £5.10 £4.10 £2.00
Aquatots £5.10 £4.10 free
Aquarobics £5.80    
Fun/inflatable session £6.00 £6.00 £2.50

Discounts are available via our Energise+ scheme, please speak to a receptionist on your next visit or call us on 01782 233222.

Health benefits of swimming

  • Increases heart rate without the impact of some other forms of exercise.
  • Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness.
  • Helps you maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs.
  • Tones muscle and build strength.
  • Can help with recovery from injury
  • Helps relieve stress.
  • Helps to meet people and socialise

Choosing the most suitable class for you or your child

Age or ability

Recommended class

Three plus or non-swimmer

Stanley 1

Six plus or non-swimmer with armbands

Octopus 1

Three plus and able to swim

Contact us to arrange an initial assessment


Adult beginner or improver

Learn to swim at one of the city’s swimming pools:

  • Fenton Manor Sports Complex
  • Dimensions Leisure Centre
  • New Horizons Sports and Leisure Centre.

All lessons taught by qualified and DBS registered teachers

  • Lessons available from baby to adult
  • Safe, fun and friendly environment.
  • Learn to become confident and competent in the water.
  • Certificates awarded for progression.
  • Small steps designed to allow progress at your own pace.
  • Ongoing feedback for parents and swimmers

School swimming service provided from Primary to High School - Swimming and the National Curriculum

  • Since 1994 swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England.
  • This means that every 11 year old child should leave Primary School with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.

Service Aims

  • To deliver a high quality, professional Schools Swimming Service
  • To provide all school pupils with the skills to enhance a healthy lifestyle.
  • The give people the opportunity to acquire a lifestyle skill that they can utilise and develop throughout their lives.
  • To promote a responsible attitude towards water safety, which will keep people safe around and in water so that they can enjoy this environment.

Sessions are fun for all ages and swimming abilities. For availability, please contact us at Reception or ring on 01782 233222.

COSACCS: Click here to find out more about the City of Stoke-on-Trent Swimming Club.