Our Pools

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Durham Trinity School and Sports College, Dunholme Close, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5 WB.

The school has free car parking with ample space. Please use the side entrance which is the double doors on the left of the ground floor car park. There are two communal changing areas which will be signposted for Mams and Dads as some parents will be getting changed so it is important that we use the correct one to avoid any embarrassing situations! 

Harton Sports Academy, St Mary’s Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6AG.

There are 2 car parks, one that is accessed from St Mary’s Avenue and one that is accessed from Lisle Avenue. The building is the one next to the gym and the entrance is around the back of the building. You should walk along the front of the building to the cut under the shelter to get to the back door. (This sounds a little confusing so if you get lost on your first session just pop into the gym and they will direct you!) 

Please bring your child/children onto poolside where they will be met by their teachers. You must take your shoes off before walking onto poolside or use the blue cover shoes (provided?). You may spectate on the poolside or wait in the changing rooms or pop outside for some fresh air, as it does get rather hot! The pool temperature is 30 – 31 degrees. Children who can’t stand up will wear arm floats which we provide, along with all other equipment and aids. I would also advise swimming hats for any children with long hair but this is not compulsory. Swimming goggles are encouraged, as they are beneficial for submerging activities and learning front stroke techniques.

Keelman’s Way School is at Campbell Park Road, Hebburn, NE31 1QY

It is opposite where the old swimming pool in Hebburn was, just past the Longship Pub on the opposite side of the road. It has free parking and is also on a busy bus route for those of you who don’t drive. It is about a ten minute walk from Hebburn Metro station. The school has a lovely reception area where parents and carers can sit during lessons. The poolside is extremely hot as is it a hydrotherapy pool and does not have a spectator area. If you have a particularly nervous child initially you are more than welcome to stay and observe but I’m afraid you parents/carers are the biggest distraction for your child so I would prefer for you to be out of eyesight. The noise in this small pool area is also very distracting for both teachers and children. You will still be able to monitor your child’s progression as you will see them at the end of the lesson when you collect them.

If you wish to observe a full lesson just book this in with me so I can control numbers on poolside. The pool is approximately 33 – 34 degrees and is 0.9m – 1.1m deep. There are 2 changing rooms, the left being for dads and right for mams. Please have your child ready for a prompt start to the lesson and wait with them in the curtain area which you will be shown. Children who can’t stand up or swim will wear arm floats which we provide, along with all other equipment and aids. We would also advise swimming hats for any children with long hair but this is not compulsory. Swimming goggles are encouraged as they are beneficial for submerging activities and learning front stroke techniques. 

The building is on the left side after you have entered the industrial estate and has free parking in the car park or the road outside. Please use the external pool entrance rather than shop entrance as it will be locked up. Showering and walking through foot bath is compulsory at this pool. There is a spectator area with windows overlooking the pool so you can observe the lessons. We provide swimming aids for beginners. We would also advise swimming hats for any children with long hair but this is not compulsory. Swimming goggles are encouraged as they are beneficial for submerging activities and learning front stroke techniques.

 

The building is on the left side after you have entered the industrial estate and has free parking in the car park or the road outside. Please use the external pool entrance rather than shop entrance as it will be locked up. Showering and walking through foot bath is compulsory at this pool. There is a spectator area with windows overlooking the pool so you can observe the lessons. We provide swimming aids for beginners. We would also advise swimming hats for any children with long hair but this is not compulsory. Swimming goggles are encouraged as they are beneficial for submerging activities and learning front stroke techniques.