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All you need to know – Bettridge School  

Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Bettridge School – please be aware that in accordance with current COVID restrictions and law some of the rules regarding changing, procedures and spectators will have changed. Up to date information will be emailed to you upon booking. Please ask if you'd like it sent through prior to booking a place.

Location: The Bettridge School

Parking:  Free in the Bettridge School car park – please do not park in the loading bay.

Essential information:

  • Enter Bettridge School via their main entrance. The first door on your left (before you enter the main building) is the swimming pool.
  • Please take your shoes off in the entrance area, before making your way poolside and to the changing rooms.
  • All Swim Academy Children are encouraged to wear swim hats in the pool. You will be given a hat at your first lesson. For information, you can view 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.
  • Please shower before entering the pool. 

Exclusivity: We have exclusive use of the pool during lessons

Changing Rooms: There are two good sized changing rooms. 


  • There is a bench for spectators at the poolside. Please ensure any siblings can sit still, or please wait outside the pool hall.
  • Please be aware poolside temperatures can be very warm. We suggest bringing a bottle of water to keep you hydrated when watching.

Technical Information:

  • Pool temperature: 32°C
  • Depth: 1.2m
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 8 children: 2 teachers (Swim Academy – Levels 1 & 2)
    • 8 children: 1 teacher  or 10 children : 2 teachers (Swim Academy – Level 3 and 4)
    • 15 ladies: 1 teacher (Aquanatal)

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: Morrisons Supermarket on Caernarvon Road is only 5 minutes drive and the store has a café.

Closest play park: There is a lovely park off Bournside Road, called Hatherley Park. This park has an enclosed play area for babies and toddlers, an area for older children, plus a lake with ducks.


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