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All you need to know – DW Macclesfield

The Silk Works, Pickford Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JD

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

Location: DW Fitness Macclesfield

Parking: Please allow plenty of time to park in the town centre car park, there is constant movement but it can take up to 15 minutes. Customers park and sign in with reception, collect a token and get a ticket from the machine in the foyer for 2 hours free parking. Please allow extra time to do this.

Essential information:

  • You’ll need a £1 coin to secure your locker
  • Don’t forget your Baby or Mini Wetsuit or Thermal Top
  • Please sign in at reception desk on arrival
  • You will be asked to have a shower before entering the pool
  • Swim Academy: Each week we require one parent poolside as a ‘spotter’ to help get parents if a child needs the toilet 
  • 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 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

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. There will be a designated area for Puddle Ducks customers to use, so please only use this area.

Poolside assistant: There is no Puddle Ducks poolside assistant.

Spectators: Unfortunately, you cannot spectate at this pool.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 29°C. For babies under 12 months a Baby or Mini Wetsuit will be needed. A Thermal Top will make it more comfortable for children up to 2. These can be purchased from our online shop.
  • Depth: 1.2m.
  • 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 play-parks:

West Park, Prestbury Road

South Park, Park Vale Road, Park Lane

Victoria Park, Norton Street

Closest café[s]:

Lots to choose from in Macclesfield town centre