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Chilham House

Chilham House, Chilham

Baby & Pre-School swimming lessons available

All you need to know about Chilham House: A Chilham based beautiful, swimming pool from which we run our Baby & Pre-School swimming lessons. Located between Canterbury, Ashford and Faverhsam, our midweek classes here are suitable for babies from birth, 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 Chilham House!

Location: In Chilham (between Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham).

Parking & Directions: For confidentiality reasons, full directions to this pool will only be given out upon booking as the pool is within private property 

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.
  • Original 1920’s teak, wooden flooring surrounding the pool. Please may we ask that customers are as careful as possible when walking on the flooring so as not to damage it.
  • Privately owned pool within 1 mile of Chilham Square. For confidentiality reasons, full directions to this pool will only be given out upon booking as the pool is within private property.
  • 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: 28°C - 30°C. We recommend younger babies/toddlers use a body-warmer when swimming here.
  • Pool Dimensions: 7.6m by 14.1m.
  • Depth: 0.9m - 1.6m (pool is roped off at 1.4m for Baby & Pre-School classes).
  • Max Pre-School Class Ratios: 10 children/adult pairs: 1 teacher.
  • Access: Marble integrated pool steps, no handrail. Poolside Assistant and Teacher available to help with access.

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

Changing Rooms: One small changing room poolside. Individual changing tents poolside too.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire times.

We look forward to welcoming you to our swimming lessons at Chilham House!

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.