Northern Wave is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender swimming club based in Manchester. Most of our members are LGBT+ but we do welcome friends of our community.

All you need for your first session is your swimwear, a towel, a pair of goggles, and water - to drink. On your first visit, please try to arrive 15 minutes before the session start time. This is so that there is time to complete a brief registration form*, for the club's insurance, and to introduce you to a few other members who will show you around and let you know what to expect poolside.

Your first session with Northern Wave is free and thereafter either £4.50 or for those earning less than the Living Wage, which for 2021/2022 is £9.90 per hour, £2.50. As a club run for its members by its members we trust that everyone pays what is appropriate to their circumstances.

Our club is for adults aged 18 years or over who wish to train for fitness and/or to compete in masters competitions. The minimum standard required for our club is 2 lengths of front crawl continuously.

Since the COVID pandemic, we only accept card/contactless payments on the door and you must pre-book your session on our booking site.




£4.50 / £2.50 for those earning less than the living wage


Manchester Aquatics Centre, Booth Street East, Manchester, UK

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