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All you need to know - Mary Rose Academy

Gisors Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8GT

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

Location: Mary Rose Academy

Parking:  Free in the school car park through the main gates off Gisors Road/Locksway Road

Essential Information:

  • We have access to the pool from 15 minutes before our first lesson, to 15 minutes after the last lesson. There is another swim school in directly before us, so please do not enter the pool building until the Puddle Ducks sign is up outside.
  • If you need to feed your baby after the last class please leave the school car park first, so the caretaker can lock up!
  • A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly Nappy Wraps & Liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained
  • Please take all nappies home with you

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire.

Access: Spectators can sit poolside.

Technical information:
Depth: 0.8m – 1.2m.
Maximum class ratios: 
8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Floaties, Splashers & Kickers)
8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Little Dippers & Dippers)
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 play-park: Milton Park is located very close by.

Closest café: Milton Park has a lovely community run café, and the nearby Old House at Home pub has a lovely beer garden


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