Northern Wave

Northern Wave

Lesbian and Gay Swimming

Northern Wave Swimming Club is one of the most established and successful lesbian and gay sports clubs in Europe. The LGBT swimming club caters for most levels of ability, from beginners and improvers through to high performing masters, with regular social events, great coaching, overseas trips and a nice atmosphere. A diverse and friendly community of people, Northern Wave succeeds in being more than just a swim club, it offers an affordable healthy addition to any lifestyle, with many opportunities to get involved! New members can be assured of a friendly welcome. All you need do is turn up at a Northern Wave welcome desk and say hello. That's all it takes!


Budapest 2012
Gala 2010
Hathersage Pool Party 2012
Manchester Pride 2011
Oldham Pride 2012


The club is for the Lesbian and Gay community and friends in the Greater Manchester area and beyond. It attracts a broad cross section of people from across much of the North West. The club provides a safe environment with a broad appeal to many people who would not other wise socialise together and people who do not like the Gay Scene, while encouraging healthy lifestyles. Successfully bringing together people in common interest - for many it’s the first time they’ve ever taken part!

Northern Wave SC is a member of the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association), GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association), EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation), IGLA (International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics) and we are affiliated to Swim North West.  We are also a Swim 21 accredited swimming club meaning we follow best practice.   We are open to everyone.

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