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.

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Could you please note due to the changes agreed at the Club’s AGM there are new systems in operation and new forms to complete for membership for 2013.

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 who now swims with Stockport 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.


At the club’s AGM on the 6th December 2012, it was agreed by all members present that changes to the way the club operates would come into effect from the 1st January 2013. Please read the letter from the Chair below.



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