Saddleworth Pool & Radclyffe Track Closures – The pool at Saddleworth will be undergoing unexpected essential maintenance as such the pool will remain closed. The outdoor athletics track will be closed for essential maintenance for 12 weeks from 19th April. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We have made changes to our terms and conditions. Specifically around guests and sporting activities. Please familiarise your self with these.
For more information on Advanced Training Sqaud, please visit Oldham Aquatics
To become a member of ATS/Oldham Aquatics ask at the centre reception who can initiate the joining process. If succesfull, you will receive an email with a link to set up your direct debit which is £50 per month.
A list of sesions can be found here ATS Sessions
You need to make sure you are subscribed to the Oldham Aquatics newsletter sign up here, which sends out entry forms for competitions about 2 months before each meet . You must compete regulalry to ensure you place in Oldham Aquatics. When you hand your entry form in please make sure you hand paperwork to the competition secretary and not the swimming coach. You will also need to pay by cash or cheque for your entry, ensure both completed form and payment are in a sealed envelop with swimmers name and competition entered clearly written.
We will send out a list of accepted entries around 2/3 weeks before the meet. If this is over subscribed it may also this include unsuccesful entries. If this is the case, a refund will be given on the day of competition by cheque.
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Swim meets are held in either short course pools (25m) or long course pools (50m). You can submit your entries at the meets. The meet will be graded either level 1,2,3, County, Regional and National.
Level 1 meets are always long course and have lower times and no upper times. Swimmers must be faster than the lower times to enter these meets.
Level 2 meets are always short course these have lower times and normally no upper times. Swimmers must be faster than the lower times to enter these meets.
Level 3 is usually where most swimmers start. Meet promoters will issue a set of entry times at a level 3 meet they include upper and lower times. Swimmers must be faster than the lower times and slower than the upper times. The upper times are to ensure the same swimmers are not winning all the medals all the time.
County level meets are run by each county. We sit within Lancashire county (website here). Each year the county will issue a list of qualifying times to enter the Championships. Swimmers who achieve the times in the qualifying period can enter the championships.
Regional level meets are run by each region. We sit within Swim Northwest (website here). Each year the region will issue a list of qualifying times to enter the Championships. Swimmers who achieve the times in the qualifying period can enter the championships.
National level meets are run by the Home Nations, British swimming and the ASA. These meets are either by qualifying times or rankings.
Please contact us using the form below and send us a message.
Alternatively you can telephone our Contact Team on 0161 207 7000. We look forward to hearing from you.