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All you need to know - Springwell School

Wiltshire Way, Hartlepool, TS26 0TB

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

Parking: Free parking on the school site or in surrounding streets, please just be mindful of any parking restrictions. Please keep hold of your child’s hand and cross the car park at the marked crossings only.

Essential information:

    • When you get to the school, please use the pool entrance on the left hand side of the building and not the main school entrance.
    • There are no spectators allowed at this venue.
    • Please ensure that you bring nappy bags with you and take your nappies home with you for disposal.
    • You must shower before entering the pool
    • No food or drink (except water) is permitted anywhere in the school building, including the entrance hall, poolside or in changing rooms. Please save your child’s snack until after you have left the pool.
    • WARNING:  Please don’t use the school’s beds or benches for changing your baby – they are raised and there is a real danger of babies rolling off and causing serious injury.  We advise that you bring along a changing mat from home to use to change your baby at floor level
    • 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?
    • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Changing rooms:

There are 2 changing rooms for male and female carers.

Our classes are busy and the changing area has very limited space so please be courteous to other parents and don’t leave your belongings on seats or changing tables when you are in the pool. They can be left in the pool corridor.

Please try to vacate the changing area as quickly as possible after your class to make room for the next group of parents

If the changing rooms are full when you arrive please wait for space in a changing area to become free.

If you need any assistance at all, our poolside assistant is there to help you and your child so please don’t hesitate to ask.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during our hire time

Access: When you get to the school, please use the side door to enter and exit the building, signposted hydrotherapy pool.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 35°C. Warm hydro temperature so no need for a baby warmer
  • Poolside assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant  to assist you
  • Depth:  1.2m  throughout
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 5 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Baby & Pre-school)



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