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Astley Cooper School PoolAll you need to know – Astley Cooper School

Saint Agnells Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 7HL

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


Location: Astley Cooper School.


Parking: There is ample parking in the school car park, please use the entrance marked 'Deliveries, Gymnasium and Swimming Pool', the swimming pool building is adjacent to the car park.


Essential Information:

  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your lesson is due to start.
  • No shoes to be worn poolside.
  • There is seating around the poolside for parents to sit and watch the classes.


Changing rooms: There are male and female changing rooms which allow entry straight onto poolside.


Exclusivity: We have use of the whole pool.


Technical information

  • Pool temperature: 29°C-31°C
  • Depth: 1.07m to 2.6m
  • Maximum class ratios: 8 children:2 teachers
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 play-park: Grove Hill/Woodhall Farm Adventure Playground, Redbourn Rd, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 7BA

Closest café: Golden Bite Cafe, Maylands Business Centre, Redbourn Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7ES

Closest soft play: Kidzone, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 1EH

Other local attractions: The Snow Centre, St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NH


What our customers think

Have you got your swimming essentials?

Have you got everything you need for your swimming lessons? We make it easy for you with a wide selection of products such as swimming essentials through to gift vouchers and soft toys! Browse our shop to see what else we have available.