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The Bettridge School, Cheltenham

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All you need to know – Bettridge School  

Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT


There are parking spaces on site

Essential information

  • Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of the 6m x 10m pool space for their Swim Academy lessons
  • Pool temperature here is 30-32 degrees. 
  • The pool is a constant depth of 1.2m
  • There is no poolside assistant at this venue


  • All Swim Academy children must wear swim hats in the pool. You can find our range of goggles and other Swim Accessories in our online shop.
  • Our online shop stocks a fantastic kids swimwear collection plus super useful bags, towels, changing mats and much, much more!


We are not able to allow any additional people at your class, other than your child and the one adult who’ll accompany them. Unfortunately this does include siblings. One parent / carer will be able to watch poolside,

Arrival time

Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your lesson starts (we would ask you wait in the car until this time). This should give you enough time to get poolside and prevents lots of people from waiting around unnecessarily.

Entering the building

Enter the building through the double doors. Please ensure all shoes are removed and left in the lobby area.

Arriving swim-ready

Your child should arrive swim-ready at the venue i.e. with your swimming costume/trunks on underneath your clothes. Changing rooms will only be available after your lesson to dry off before leaving the building so please bring only essentials and one bag to keep your child’s towel and clothes in whilst they swim.

Please note the use of showers is not permitted and we therefore ask all customers to shower at home before and after they swim. This will speed up the exit process and lead to less congestion.

We advise that you bring easy, comfortable clothing for your child – items like onesies might be easiest for children to get changed quickly and keep them warm.

Children are to change with their parent in the parents gender appropriate changing room, until aged 8 when they should change in their own gender appropriate changing room. 

Entering the pool area

Please wait poolside until the teacher calls you forward for your lesson. Please keep children under supervision whilst you are waiting for the lesson to start.

You can find lots of additional useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page.

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