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All you need to know – Greenacre School

Keresforth Hill Road, Barnsley,South Yorkshire, S70 6RG.

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

Location: Greenacre School

Parking: Free parking.

Essential information:

  • Due to the high temperature of this pool, ladies who are pregnant should not swim here. 
  • Please go to reception on arrival to sign in
  • Please do not come onto poolside any sooner than 5 minutes before your class to avoid congestion on the poolside
  • Please do not enter the pool unless told to do so by your teacher
  • You will be asked to shower before entering the pool – there are shower’s in the changing rooms along with ones on poolside
  • 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 potty/toilet trained.
    You can buy one of our great value Starter packs  which contain everything you need for your swim lesson.
    If your child is attending one of our Swim Academy classes  please take a look at our Swim Accessories page where you can find our full range of goggles and swim hats.
  • • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Changing rooms: There are two changing rooms with showers for males and females. All have direct access to the pool.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire times.

Access: Spectators are NOT permitted poolside due to health and safety regulations at the school.  There is a seating area in reception where you are welcome to wait if you have siblings swimming with us on a weekend or if you have a Swim Academy child.


Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 32-36°C
  • Poolside assistant: We have a poolside assistant at all Baby and Pre-school classes
  • Depth: 0.5m at the entrance slowly graduating to 1.5m at the deep end (roped off from 1.4m)
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Floaties, Splashers & Kickers)
    • 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Little Dippers & Dippers)
    • 8 children: 2 teachers (Swim Academy Level 1 and 2)
    • 8 children: 1 teacher (Swim Academy Level 3)

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

Aroma Café Bar 8-10 The Arcade, Barnsley S70 2QN

Closest soft play

The Play Village,  5 Mapplewell Business Park, Blacker Rd, Barnsley S75 6BP

Pirates Cove,  Aldham House Industrial Estate, 23 Mitchell Rd, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 8HA

Playmania Ltd,  Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Rd, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ

Other local attractions

Elsecar Heritage Centre - Locke Park Park Road, Barnsley S70 1YG

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