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Ashford Friars Prep School

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Ashford Friars Prep School, Ashford

Baby & Pre-School swimming lessons available

All you need to know about Ashford Friars Prep School: An Ashford based large swimming pool from which we run our Baby & Pre-School swimming lessons. Weekend classes here are suitable for babies from 6 months old, toddlers and children up to the age of 5 years old. Our expert swimming Teachers tailor the lessons to progress every individual at their own pace. We want all of our children to love the water and learn to swim beautifully in a fun, relaxed environment. We look forward to welcoming you to our swimming lessons at Ashford Friars Prep. School!

Location: Ashford Road, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3DJ

Parking & Directions: There is lots of free parking in the main car park of the school.

Essential Information

  • 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 Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not yet fully potty/toilet trained. Why not buy one of our great value Starter Packs which contain everything you need for your swim lesson?
  • All nappies and swim nappies must be taken home and not left at the pool. Nappy bags are provided by your Puddle Ducks Teacher, if needed.
  • A few changing mats are provided by Puddle Ducks, as the changing rooms do not have any baby changing facilities. You are welcome to bring your own change mat, if you prefer.
  • Please note that ladies changing rooms are downstairs and the male changing rooms are upstairs.
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Technical Information

  • Poolside Assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks Poolside Assistant.
  • Pool Temp: 29°C - 30°C. It is recommended that younger Puddle Ducks wear bodywarmers at this pool.
  • Pool Dimensions: 20m by 8m
  • Depth: 1.1m - 1.6m (the pool is roped off at 1.4 metres).
  • Max Pre-School Class Ratios: 10 children/adult pairs: 1 teacher.

Spectators: There is space poolside for family and friends to watch these classes.

Changing Rooms: Separate male and female changing rooms.  Female changing is downstairs - male changing is upstairs. Please be cautious of the steps as they do get slippery when wet so please use the handrail.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks has exclusive use of the pool during lesson times.  There are two classes taking place at once at this pool.

We look forward to welcoming you to our swimming lessons at Ashford Friars Prep School!

Have you got your Swimming Essentials?

Have you got everything you need for your swimming lessons? We make it easy for you with a wide selection of products such as swimming essentials through to gift vouchers and soft toys! Browse our shop to see what else we have available.