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Spindles, Grand Burstin Hotel, Folkestone

Baby & Pre-School, Swim Academy & Aquanatal swimming lessons available

All you need to know about Spindles, Grand Burstin Hotel: A Folkestone based spacious swimming pool from which we run all of our classes: Baby & Pre-School, Swim Academy (Primary School ages) and Aquanatal (for all stages of pregnancy). Weekend and midweek classes here are suitable for babies from birth, toddlers and children up to the age of 10 years old, as well as expectant Mums. 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 the Grand Burstin Hotel!

Location: Spindles Health & Leisure Club, Grand Burstin Hotel, Marine Parade, The Harbour, Folkestone, CT20 1TX

Parking & Directions: Free parking for 3 hours in the main hotel car park. Please register your car's registration plate at Spindles reception each time you swim.

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.
  • Please note that customers are permitted to change their children, and themselves, poolside if you wish.
  • All Swim Academy Children must wear swim hats in the pool. You can find these plus our range of goggles and other Swim Accessories here.
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page.

Technical Information

  • Poolside Assistant: Spindles provide a Poolside Assistant each week.
  • Pool Temp: 29.5°C - 31°C. Younger babies/toddlers may benefit from using a body-warmer when swimming here.
  • Pool Dimensions: 12m by 6m.
  • Depth: 0.7m - 1.4m.
  • Max Pre-School Class Ratios: 10 children/adult pairs: 1 teacher.
  • Max Swim Academy Class Ratios: 8 children: 2 teacher.
  • Max Aquanatal Class Ratios: 20 customers: 1 teacher.
  • Access: Integrated steps and handrail in the shallow end; ladder in the deep end.

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

Changing Rooms: Male and female changing rooms, both with lockers (£1, returned after use), benches and space poolside to change babies/children too.

Exclusivity: Only Puddle Ducks customers will use the pool during hire times; however, Spindles members may still use the sauna. Puddle Ducks is the only Swimming Lesson provider to run lessons here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our swimming lessons at Spindles, Grand Burstin Hotel!

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.