Aquabears Swimming Club of Rochdale


  Our partners - The Bears SS & ATS

Information regarding the Bears Advanced Training Scheme can be found on the Bears SwimSchool & ATS web site or by email:

For allLearn to swim enquiries. Please click on the Bears Swim School Link or telephone 07824 459179

Please note that Aquabears no longer operate LTS classes or training sessions. These are now under the control of Bears SS & ATS.

  Aquabears Welcome Pack available for download in the Parent   information section

  Racing Strategy for swimmers available on the swimmers information   page

Leeds Christmas meet now available and suitable for county level and above.

Trafford Christmas meet for all other swimmers also now available

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Aquabears Swimming club was formed in 1979 in response to the need for high level competitive club and as a local centre of Excellence in Rochdale. The club  has had many successful years with a number of our swimmers achieving international success.

Three of these swimmers, Stacey Houldsworth, John Davey and Richard Maden all represented Great Britain at World Championships, the latter two qualifying for the ‘B' finals in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics respectively. Keri-Anne Payne has gone on to achieve the highest success by winning a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in the open water event

There have been  many other successes at National age and youth championships over the years and the club will continue its drive for excellence in the future.


This is a separate body to Aquabears providing swimming lessons and an advanced training scheme for competitive swimmers.


Provides the access to swimming competitions


SupportersBears SS & ATS

For information on Learn to swim classes email:             or telephone 07824 459179