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IMPORTANT: Please read this SWIMMING AT FITZALAN HIGH SCHOOL document BEFORE attending your first lesson post-lockdown. It details all the procedures in place  for staying safe during COVID-19.

All you need to know – Fitzalan High School Pool

Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff CF11 8XB

Location: Use the entrance clearly signposted for the swimming pool and sports facilities.

Parking: There is a large free car park at the pool.  Please use the main school car park (NOT the sports/swimming pool car park).  Turn right and park at the far end in front of the pool building.  There's a fire escape which will be opened 5 minutes before your class. 

Essential information:

  • Due to limited space if it’s possible to come without a pushchair/car seat please do, but if you bring one it can be left in the entrance lobby outside the changing rooms. 
  • A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly NappyWraps & Liners underneath if your child is in Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained
  • You can buy one of our great value Starter Packs which contain everything you need for your swimming lesson.
  • We're sorry but during Covid we can't have spectators at the pool.


Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of the pool during lessons.

Changing rooms: 

  • In order to maintain social distancing, and give our team time to perform essential cleaning, we're asking all our swimmers to try and arrive 'beach ready' (with swimwear underneath your clothes).  You'll be directed to a socially distanced spot poolside to leave your belongings and wait for your class. 
  • After your class you can take your things and use the changing rooms, but please try and be as fast as possible to enable us to clean the changing rooms between each use.
  • There are no lockers, so please avoid bringing valuable on site if possible.
  • We do not recommend you change your young children on the benches, rather bring a change mat or extra towels to the pool and change on the floor

Poolside Assistant: There a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant at this pool.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30-32°C
    Depth: 1m graduating to 2.1m (roped off beyond 1.4m depth).
  • Maximum class ratio: 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher

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