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    This Girl Can Swim

    The women-only swimming sessions that are designed to make you feel more comfortable and confident in the water and by the pool.
    Beginner? Come on in.
    Good swimmer, but you haven’t been for a while? Come on in, you'll need to be 16+ years old to take part.

    Frightened of the water? Come on in…slowly, of course – we’ve got you.

    Working alongside Sport England, the people behind the super successful This Girl Can campaign, we’re running women-only swimming sessions designed to suit you.

    Non-judgemental, supportive, scheduled flexibly – that’s This Girl Can Swim.


    Wear what you like

    We know it’s not just about the water. What are you going to wear?

    At This Girl Can Swim, you wear what’s comfortable for you. This could be shorts and a t-shirt, or whatever cossie you feel relaxed in. No-one’s judging anyone at these sessions. It’s about you being in the water and getting the physical and mental benefits that brings.
    Bring a robe, if you’d feel more comfortable in one. How long you keep it on is up to you. Our staff understand how people can feel at swimming pools and have been trained specifically for the This Girl Can Swim sessions.

    Me time!

    Do you make time to do the things you enjoy? Or, do you want to try new things but never take the plunge? Swimming and just being in water is a great way to de-stress, de-clutter your mind and just feel alive.

    Forget about your phone for a moment, don’t worry about emails…it’s just you, the water and a friendly, supportive atmosphere. The people in your life will benefit, as you’ll be more relaxed, have more energy and be more in the moment.


    Here’s what to expect

    You’re never alone through these sessions – our specially trained This Girl Can Swim staff will be by your side. From the moment you arrive at the pool, your experience begins. One of our friendly staff will make sure you’re shown where to go and get you settled in.


    Changing rooms

    We’ll take you to the changing rooms, show you where everything is and how it works. There will be lockers for your valuables. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our changing rooms and the power of our hairdryers!



    Once you’ve changed, we’ll take you to the pool and be on hand to provide guidance and support, or just to be a friendly face while you’re getting used to things. If you don’t feel ready to get in the pool yet, it doesn’t matter – keep on your robe and just check out how we do things until you feel comfortable.


    7 things to bring

    1. A good sized towel. The fluffier the better.
    2. Your costume. A swimming hat and goggles are optional.
    3. A t-shirt, just in case.
    4. Money for the lockers.
    5. A bottle of water.
    6. Shower gel.
    7. Shampoo.


    Contact Us

    We want you to feel comfortable with these sessions, so believe there is no such thing as a silly question. Whatever you want to know about This Girl Can Swim, just complete the form on our contact page and one of our friendly team will be in touch as soon as we can.

    Session Times

    Horwich Leisure Centre
    Thursday19:00 - 20:00
    Wednesday09:00 - 10:00
    Farnworth Leisure Centre
    Monday19:00 - 20:00
    Bolton One
    £3.20 per session


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