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All you need to know – Fitzalan High School Pool

Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff CF11 8XB

Location: Use the entrance clearly signposted for the swimming pool and sports facilities.

Parking: There is a large free car park at the pool.  Please use the main school car park.  When you come onto school site, the swimming pool will be on the right.  There are a small set of steps that run along side the pool - walk up these and go through the large iron gates.  Then walk to the right around the building which will bring you into the swimming pool entrance.

Essential information:

  • Due to limited space if it’s possible to come without a pushchair/car seat please do, but if you bring one it can be left in the entrance lobby outside the changing rooms.  No pushchairs to be brought poolside please.
  • This pool is very close to Cardiff City Stadium.  On match days (we'll warn you the week before but if in doubt check their fixtures), please leave extra time to travel.
  • 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 Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained
  • You can buy one of our great value Starter Packs which contain everything you need for your swimming lesson.
  • Spectators are welcome at the pool - there's a viewing area in the lobby with seating and a large window through which you can watch classes. 

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

Changing rooms: 

  • There are large separate changing rooms for males and females, both having direct access to the pool and toilets and showers in each. 
  • There are no lockers, so please avoid bringing valuable on site if possible
  • There is a travel cot in the Ladies changing room
  • There is a fold down baby changing table in the Family Changing area in the Ladies changing room.
  • Please take all nappies home with you - do not place them in the bins at the pool
  • We do not recommend you change your young children on the benches, rather bring a change mat or extra towels to the pool and change on the floor

Poolside Assistant: There is no Puddle Ducks poolside assistant.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30-32°C
    Depth: 1m graduating to 2.1m (roped off beyond 1.4m depth).
  • Maximum class ratio: 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher