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All you need to know – Buchanan Arms, Drymen

22 Main Street, Drymen G63 0BQ

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Buchanan Arms – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful. Have a splashtastic time!

Location: Buchanan Arms, Drymen

Parking: Free Parking 

Essential information:

  • You’ll need a £1 coin to secure your locker
  • Don’t forget your Baby or Mini Wetsuit or Thermal TopThese are available from our online shop.
  • Please sign in at reception desk on arrival
  • You will be asked to have a shower before entering the pool
  • 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 swimming lessons.
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks use a roped off area of the pool, the remainder of the pool is open to Leisure Club Members.

Changing rooms: There are separate changing rooms for males and females and we operate a strict Male/Female changing room policy for Puddle Ducks customers. This means:

  • Female Changing rooms - All mums should go in here. No dads. Any child under the age of 8 can go into this changing room accompanied by their mum.
  • Male Changing rooms - All dads should go in here. No mums. Any child under the age of 8 can go into this changing room.
  • Children aged 8 and over are to change in their own sex changing room. This may mean meeting their parent on poolside if they are accompanied by a parent of the opposite sex.

There is a separate cubicle at all pools if anybody is uncomfortable with these arrangements.

Poolside assistant: There is no Puddle Ducks poolside assistant.

Spectators: You can spectate at this pool in the reception area, where tea and coffee is available to buy.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30.5
  • Maximum class ratios: 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher.

Helping you to make your special time last even longer…that’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference

We like to make life fun and easy for our Puddle Ducks customers so here are some local places we think you and your children may like. You could even meet up before or after the class with your Puddle Ducks classmates.


Closest café[s]:

Drymen Inn and the Winnoch Hotel.