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Baby & Pre-School lessons available

Swim Academy lessons available

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All you need to know about Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury: This lovely, large and newly refurbished pool is based in Shrewsbury and is ideal for our Baby and Pre-school and Swim Academy swimming classes. We run our classes for babies and toddlers aged 6 months -4 years on Monday and Friday mornings, our Swim Academy classes for children aged 4-10 years take place on a Saturday afternoon.  Our expert swimming Teachers tailor the lessons to progress every individual at their own pace.  We want all of our children to love the water and learn to swim beautifully in a fun, relaxed environment.  We look forward to welcoming you to our swimming lessons at Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury!

Location:  Prestfelde School, London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6NZ

Parking & Directions: Parking is available in the school grounds or alongside the main road.

Once you get to the school: please look out for our signs directing you to the pool.  There is a black gate on the left hand side of the car park.  Go through the gate and follow the path round to the pool entrance.  There is space to leave your pushchairs outside on the left of the path close to pool entrance which is out of view of the car park but obviously you leave them there at your own risk - please do not block the entrance for safety reasons.  

  • Please remove all shoes before entering the pool area
  • Children are to remain supervised at all times
  • Outdoor shoes should be removed in the changing rooms
  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of your classes to avoid congestion, & to allow yourselves time to get changed
  • Please bring a changing mat for your little one (splashers & kickers) to use in the changing rooms
  • We and the school kindly request that all nappies (swimming and daily) are taken home for disposal.
  • Please bring your towels poolside for your babies
  • Please supervise your child at all times around the pool area. 

Essential information:

  • Please do not enter the pool unless told to do so by your teacher
  • No eating or smoking on the premises
  • 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 goggles and other Swim Accessories here
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

IMPORTANT - Please remember to shower (both parent and child) prior to entering the pool area and also look out for (and read) the Puddle Ducks signs and notices please

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks has the use of the whole pool during hire periods

Access: Spectators may sit poolside.  

Technical Information:

  • Pool temperature: 29-30°.
  • Poolside assistant: No
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher
    • 8 children:2 teachers (Swim Academy Levels 1 and 2)


Mobile Phones: Please remember that whilst it is fine to have your phones with you to take photos in Splash Time (as long as there are no other customers in the background), please do not use your phones in the changing rooms.

We look forward to welcoming you to our swimming lessons at Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury!