Swimming at Fenton Manor

image of a swimming pool at fenton manor

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 £68 for 10 lessons and run 7 days per week depending on age and ability.

Which class should I entrol onto?

  • Non swimmers aged 3 to 5 years - Stanley 1
  • Non swimmers aged 6 and above - Octopus 1
  • 3 - 15 year olds who can swim at least 10 metres unaided should contact a member of the team for an assessment by emailing swimminglessons@stoke.gov.uk or calling 01782 233222.

Swimming lesson timetable for the small pool

Monday Thursday Friday Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday

Stanley 1

16:00 - 16:30

Rob

Stanley 1

16:00 - 16:30

Joe

Stanley 1

16:00 - 16:30

Angela

Stanley 1

08:00 - 08:30

Ryan

Octopus 2

12:00 - 12:30

Ryan

Octopus 2

13:30 - 14:00

Dan Gower

Stanley 2

16:30 - 17:00 

Rob

Stanley 2

16:30 - 17:00

Joe

Stanley 2

16:30 - 17:00

Angela

Stanley 2

08:30 - 09:00

Ryan

Stanley 1

13:00 - 13:30

Joe

Octopus 1

14:00 - 14:30

Dan Gower

Stanley 3

17:00 - 17:30

Rob

Stanley 3

17:00 - 17:30

Joe

Stanley 3

17:00 - 17:30

Angela

Stanley 3

09:00 - 09:30

Ryan

Stanley 1

13:30 - 14:00

Joe

Stanley 1

14:30 - 15:00

Dan Gower

Stanley 4

17:30 - 18:00

Rob

Stanley 4

17:30 - 18:00

Joe

Stanley  4

17:30 - 18:00

Angela

Stanley 4

09:30 - 10:00

Ryan

Stanley 2

14:00 - 14:30

Joe

Stanley 2

15:00 - 15:30

Dan Gower

Stanley 5

18:00 - 18:30

Rob

Stanley 5&6

18:00 - 18:30

Joe

Stanley 5

18:00 - 18:30

Angela

Stanley 5

10:00 - 10:30

Ryan

Stanley 3

14:30 - 15:00

Joe

Stanley 3

15:30 - 16:00

Dan Gower

Stanley 6

18:30 - 19:00

Rob

Stanley 7

18:30 - 19:00

Joe

Stanley 6

18:30 - 19:00

Angela

Stanley 6

10:30 - 11:00

Ryan

Stanley 4

15:00 - 15:30

Joe

Stanley 4

16:00 - 16:30

Dan Gower

Stanley 7

19:00 - 19:30

Rob

 

Octopus 2

19:00 - 19:30

Joe

Stanley 7

19:00 - 19:30

Angela

Stanley 7

11:00 - 11:30

Ryan

Octopus 1

15:30 - 16:00

Joe

Stanley 5

16:30 - 17:00

Dan Gower

   

Octopus 1

19:00 - 19:30

Angela

Octopus 1

11:30 - 12:00

Ryan

Stanley 5&6

16:00 - 16:30

Joe

Stanley 6

17:00 - 17:30

Dan Gower

   

Octopus 2

20:00 - 20:30

Angela

 

Octopus 2

16:30 - 17:00

Joe

Stanley 7

17:30 - 18:00

Dan Gower

Swimming lesson timetable for the main pool

Tuesday Thursday Saturday Sunday

Shark 2

16:00 - 16:30

Michael

Shark 1&2

17:30 - 18:00

Jordan

Silver/Gold

08:00 - 08:30

Dan Ralph

Shark 1

08:30 - 09:00

Dan Glover

Shark 3

16:30 - 17:00 

Michael

Shark 3 and Bronze

18:00 - 18:30

Jordan

Shark 3

08:30 - 09:00

Dan Ralph

Shark 3

09:00 - 09:30

Dan Glover

Bronze

17:00 - 17:30

Michael

Silver

18:30 - 19:00

Jordan

Shark 2

09:00 - 09:30

Dan Ralph

Bronze

09:30 - 10:00

Dan Glover

Silver/Gold

17:30 - 18:00

Michael

Gold

19:00 - 19:30

Jordan

Shark 3

09:30 - 10:00

Dan Ralph

Silver

10:00 - 10:30

Dan Glover

Silver

18:00 - 18:30

Michael

 

Bronze

10:00 - 10:30

Dan Ralph

Gold

10:30 - 11:00

Dan Glover

Shark 1

18:30 - 19:00

Michael

 

Shark 1

10:30 - 11:00

Dan Ralph

Shark 2

11:00 - 11:30

Dan Glover

Gold

19:00 - 19:30

Michael

 

 

Silver

11:00 - 11:30

Dan Ralph

Shark 1

11:30 - 12:00

Dan Glover

Platinum

19:30-20:00

Michael

 

Shark 2

11:30 - 12:00

Dan Ralph

Silver/Gold

12:00 - 12:30

Dan Glover

   

Gold

12:00 - 12:30

Dan Ralph

Platinum

16:00 - 16:30

Ryan

 

 

Swimming lesson timetable for Variable Pool

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday

Goldfish 1

16:00 - 16:30

Debbie

Goldfish 1

16:00 - 16:30

Debbie

Octopus 3

16:00 - 16:30

Angela

Octopus 3

16:00 - 16:30

Jordan

Goldfish 1

08:00 - 08:30

Jemma

Goldfish 1

13:00 - 13:30

Jordan

Octopus 1

08:00 - 08:30

Angela

Octopus 3

16:30 - 17:00 

Debbie

Octopus 3

16:30 - 17:00

Debbie

Goldfish 1

16:30 - 17:00

Angela

Goldfish 1&2

16:30 - 17:00

Jordan

Goldfish 3

08:30 - 09:00

Jemma

Goldfish 1

13:30 - 14:00

Jordan

Octopus 2

08:30 - 09:00

Angela

Octopus 2

17:00 - 17:30

Debbie

Goldfish 1

17:00 - 17:30

Debbie

Goldfish 2

17:00 - 17:30

Angela

Angelfish 1 and Goldfish 3

17:00 - 17:30

Jordan

Angelfish 1

09:00 - 09:30

Jemma

Goldfish 2

14:00 - 14:30

Jordan

Goldfish 1

09:00 - 09:30

Angela

Goldfish 3

17:30 - 18:00

Debbie

Goldfish 2

17:30 - 18:00

Debbie

Goldfish 3

17:30 - 18:00

Angela

Angelfish 2&3

19:30 - 20:00

Jordan

Angelfish 2

09:30 - 10:00

Jemma

Angelfish 2

14:30 - 15:00

Jordan

Goldfish 3

09:30 - 10:00

Angela

Angelfish 2

18:00 - 18:30

Debbie

Angelfish 1

18:00 - 18:30

Debbie

Angelfish 1&2

18:00 - 18:30

Angela

 

Goldfish 2

10:00 - 10:30

Jemma

Goldfish 3

15:30 - 16:00

Jordan

Angelfish 1

10:00 - 10:30

Angela

Goldfish 2

18:30 - 19:00

Debbie

Angelfish 2

18:30 - 19:00

Debbie

Angelfish 3

18:30 - 19:00

Angela

 

Goldfish 1

10:30 - 11:00

Jemma

Angelfish 1

16:00 - 16:30

Jordan

Angelfish 3

10:30 - 11:00

Angela

Angelfish 1

19:00 - 19:30

Debbie

 

Goldfish 3

19:00 - 19:30

Debbie

Angelfish 3

19:00 - 19:30

Angela

 

Angelfish 3

11:00 - 11:30

Jemma

Octopus 3

16:30 - 17:00

Jordan

Angelfish 2

11:00 - 11:30

Angela

 

Angelfish 3

19:30 - 20:00

Debbie

Goldfish 1

19:00 - 19:30

Angela

 

Octopus 3

11:30 - 12:00

Jemma

Octopus 1

17:00 - 17:30

Jordan

Goldfish 2

11:30 - 12:00

Angela

   

Octopus 3

20:00 - 20:30

Angela

   

Octopus 2

16:30 - 17:00

Jordan

Goldfish 1

12:00 - 12:30

Angela

Click here to enquire about swimming lessons

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

Prices

 

  Adult Junior Under 5
Swim (leisure/fitness) £5.60 £4.50 £2.20
Aquatots £5.60 £4.50 free
Aquarobics £6.40    
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

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.