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All you need to know – Longfield Academy of Sport 

Longfield Road, Darlington, DL3 0HT


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

Location: Longfield of Academy of Sport 

Parking: Parking is available at the rear of the school, follow the road towards the sports center, the car park is to the left of this. All parking is Free.

Essential Information: 

  • On arrival there will be a poolside assistant to greet you and help you.
  • Please do not enter the pool unless told so by your teacher.
  • You will be asked to shower before you enter the pool.
  • Strictly 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 Nappy Wraps & Liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained. Why not buy one of our great value Starter packs which contain everything you need for your swim lesson?
  • All Swim Academy Children must wear swim hats in the pool. You can find these plus our range of goggles and other Swim Accessories here
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Changing rooms: One large Male changing area and One Large Female changing area.


Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have full exclusivity during our hire times.

Access: Enter the School through the double doors and follow the Puddle Duck signs.

Technical Information:

  • Pool temperature: 29-30ºC
  • Depth: 1m sloping 2m roped off at 1.4m
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher
    • 8 children:2 teachers for Swim Academy
  • Poolside assistant: We have a poolside assistant at this pool to answer any questions you may have.