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All you need to know – The Education Village, Darlington.

The Education Village, Salter Lane South, Darlington, DL1 2AN

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at The Education Village  – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful.

Location: The Education Village, Darlington

Parking: There is lots of free parking available out the front of the building.

Essential Information: 

  • On arrival, please report to reception and someone will let you through to the pool, there will then 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 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?
  • 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
  • One adult per child in the pool for Baby and Pre School Classes.
  • 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. Changing areas are combined with other facilities within The Education Village

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have full exclusivity of the pool during our hire times in the area reserved for us.

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Access: Enter the building, reception will show you to the pool area where you will be met by a poolside assistant.

Technical Information:

Pool temperature: 30°C

Depth: 1.2m – 1.8m roped off at 1.4m

Maximum class ratios:

10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher for Baby and Pre School

8 children:2 teachers for Swim Academy

Poolside assistant: We have a poolside assistant at this pool to answer any questions you may have.

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