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All you need to know – Castle View Enterprise Academy 

Cartwright Road, Sunderland, SR5 3DX

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

Location: Castle View Enterprise Academy

Parking: Ample free parking on site

Essential information:

  • There are no nappy bins at this venue so please take your nappy home with you
  • No food is permitted on the poolside or in the changing rooms, please save your child’s snack until after you have left the pool
  • 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 large changing areas for both male and female carers with lockers available to store your belongings.  It can be chilly in the changing areas once you get out the pool so we would recommend that you take a towel poolside for you and your child.

Access: Via the sports centre entrance, past reception, through the double doors and the changing rooms are on the left.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of the pool during hire times.

Spectators: There are seats available on the poolside for spectators. Only one spectator per child is permitted at each class.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 29-30°C. For babies and children under 2 years old a Baby or Mini Wetsuit or Thermal Top will be needed. These can be purchased from our online shop
  • Poolside assistant: There is no Puddle Ducks poolside assistant at this venue
  • Depth:  1.1m graduating to 2.0m, although the deeper water is roped off during our sessions
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 10 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-park

There is a play park at Hylton Castle which is just around the corner from the pool 

Closest café

Lickety Split creamery is half a mile away and serves award winning ice cream sundaes, coffee and desserts