Skip to main content

TruGym

View pages in this section

All you need to know - TruGym (Previously DW Fitness Kidderminster)

TruGym, Weavers Wharf, Kidderminster, DY10 1AA

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

Location: TruGym

Covid-19 Guidance & Pool Information

Please continue to wash your hands before entering the pool area. Hand Sanitizer is available at this venue.

Face Coverings: We will continue to encourage the use of Face Coverings for adults at the pools, for everyone’s safety. The government in England produced guidance from 10th December 2021 stating: 'In indoor settings where a face covering is not legally required, you should still continue to wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.' Face coverings should not be worn in the pool itself.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Access: Unfortunately, spectators will not be allowed at TruGym, the practical layout and very small space poolside means we have decided to maintain a no-spectators policy to keep everyone as safe as possible.

If you require assistance due to a disability (either your own disability or your child’s), then you are able to bring a spectator to help as necessary.

Arriving swim-ready – what does that mean?

You and your child should arrive swim-ready at the venue i.e. with your swimming costume/trunks/swim nappy on underneath your clothes.

We appreciate that those children still in nappies might need a nappy change just before their lessons. Ideally this can be done in the car before entering the building but if not, please take a change mat to the poolside with you and make sure you have nappy bags and another bag in which to put the nappy bag to ensure there is no waste left visible at poolside.

Please bring only the essentials (keeping valuables to a minimum) and one bag to put everything in  and we ask this is hung up and pushed under the benches not left on the bench.

We advise that you all bring a change mat that can be rolled up and placed in your bag, especially those of you who have little ones who would normally use a change table or a bench.

Arrival Time: Please arrive no more then 10 minutes before the start of your lesson and leave the changing rooms within 15 minutes of your lessons finishing, this will enable our staff time to clean the changing rooms in between our lessons.

Please may we remind anyone swimming in the 8.05am classes on a Sunday Morning that you will only be able to gain entry to TruGym at 8.00am so we ask your children arrive beach ready so they are ready for their lessons as soon as you arrive, you will then be able to sign in and head straight for the changing rooms and proceed to poolside ready for the lessons to begin at 8.05am 

Parking: 

The car park in front of Weavers Wharf is a pay and display car park.

Essential information:

Please go to Reception on arrival to sign in. £1 or a locker card which can be obtained from Reception is required to operate the lockers in the both changing rooms. 

Changing rooms: One large changing room for females and another for males with direct access to pool. The Puddle Ducks changing area is at the bottom of the changing rooms highlighted by Puddle Ducks posters on the lockers.  

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks use a roped off area, members have use of the rest of the pool.

Access: Accompanying adults of Swim Academy children must stay in the building and will be able to wait in the changing rooms during the lesson in the designated Puddle Ducks Changing area.

Technical information:

  • Pool Temp: 29.7-30oC - FLOATIES AND SPLASHERS MUST WEAR A THERMAL WETSUIT OR A BODY WARMER
  • Pool Dimensions: 20m x 8m
  • Depth: 1.2m throughout
  • Max Preschool Class Ratios: 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher
  • Max Swim Academy Class Ratio Level 1 & 2: 4 children: 1 teacher
  • Max Swim Academy Class Ratio Level 3 & 4: 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher

Other:

A well fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly nappy wraps and liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained.

Local Information:

Nearest Cafe: M&S Cafe, 18-19 Lower Mill St, Kidderminster DY11 6UU

Nearest Park: St. Georges Park, Radford Ave, Kidderminster DY10 2ES

Nearest Soft Play: The Kidz Barn , Unit 1 Steve Morris Building, Stadium Close, Aggborough, Kidderminster DY10 1NJ


What our customers think