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All you need to know – The Roundhill Academy

953 Melton Road, Thurmaston, Leicestershire LE4 8GQ

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

Location: The Roundhill Academy

Parking: There is free car parking on site. Please use the entrance marked for Staff (NOT Visitors) and drive up and round to the back of the school buildings. Follow signs to access the pool building.

Essential Information:

  •  Under no circumstances should any food or drink be consumed in the changing rooms, by your child or yourself, other than if you need to breast or bottle feed your baby
  •  As the pool is heavily utilised, please observe that changing times are limited to 15 minutes before and after your lesson
  • A well-fitting (tight) neoprene swim nappy or costume – available to purchase from the Puddle Ducks shop, must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly Nappy Wraps & Liners underneath until the child is dry. Why not buy one of our great value Baby Swimming Kits which contain everything you need for your swim lesson?

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

Changing rooms: There are male and female changing facilities; there is also a small disabled changing room which can be used for families. Please bring a changing mat on which to change your baby on the benching within the changing room or there is a wide bench area on poolside you can also use. There are no lockers are available so please take valuables poolside.

Technical Information:

  •   Pool temperature:         30-32°C
  •   Pool dimensions:           18m x 9m
  •   Depth:                          0.9m to 1.7m (roped off at 1.4m)
  •   Maximum Class Ratio:   Maximum 8 children:1 teacher SA levels 1 and 2
  •   SA Level 3 8:1 , SA level 4 10:1 


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 Café:

There is a Starbucks at the Thurmaston Retail Park, just round the corner from the Academy.

Closest Play Park:

Watermead Country Park (Wanlip Rd, Syston LE4 4EU) is located the other side of the A607