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All you need to know – Kingsmead School

Please read our Covid customer pool guidance prior to attending your first lesson at this venue 

Carlton Lane, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 0LL

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Kingsmead School – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful. 

Location: The pool is part of the Kingsmead School complex. It is in a separate building located on Carlton Lane, off the A553 Birkenhead Road. There is strictly NO car access to the pool building or via Carlton Lane which is a private residential lane.  However swimmers can walk by foot down Carlton Lane to access the swimming pool.

Parking: There is strictly NO visitor parking at Kingsmead School itself. Puddle Ducks customers are specifically requested by the school to park on the main A553 Birkenhead Road, where there is access on foot down Carlton Lane directly to the pool on the right hand side. Parking on Carlton Lane is specifically for residents only which is heavily monitored. Buggies are very welcome to use for the short walk down Carlton Lane from the main road and there is a corridor outside the pool where you can park you buggy safely. The A553 road is just 1 minute walk from the pool with a buggy.

Essential information:

  • Please arrive 'swim ready' at the pool where possible

If your child is attending our Floaties, Splashers or Kickers classes or is not yet fully toilet trained they must comply with our 'Double Nappy' policy. Please use an approved snug-fitting neoprene (or other similar fabric) swim nappy such as our Puddle Ducks swim nappy. Under this, your child will need a reusable cotton swim nappy with a disposable liner such as our Eco NappyWrap & Liner or a disposable swim nappy. 

The design of our Puddle Ducks swim nappy (stretchy neoprene with snug fitting deep waistband and leg cuffs) ensures that all ‘little accidents’ stay inside the nappy with the reusable cotton swim nappy or disposable swim nappy underneath providing an extra layer of protection (and making any ‘accidents’ so much easier to get rid of!). 

TIP: A swim nappy needs to be snug around the legs and waist to do its job properly (but not too tight!)

Please bring a baby changing mat with you, as the changing rooms do not have any baby changing facilities

  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Cleaning Schedules: Changing rooms are cleaned and sanitized every 30mins - 1hour throughout swimming lesson times

Spectators:  Due to Covid restrictions being eased one adult spectator is now able to watch lessons on poolside per family. Children are able to spectate for childcare purposes.  All children below 2.5 years old must be accompanied on poolside by a responsible adult and child spectators remain under the full responsibility of their carer at all times.

Face Covering:  Ideally please wear a face covering whilst in the changing room area before/ after lessons

Photography: It is acceptable to carry phones with you and to take photos in 'Splash Time', however, please take great care not to include other children/parents from the class (unless you have their permission) and do not use your phones in the changing rooms.  Please request the authorization of any photos being taken during class times by the teacher prior to photos being taken.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire times.

Technical information:

  • Average Pool temperature: 31°C
  • Depth: 0.9m graduating to 1.3m

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