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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you’ll have lots of questions so here’s our attempt at answering a few of them

Lessons for Children

What age groups do you teach?

Our children’s lessons are for 2 year olds up to 15 year olds. We teach all age groups though, so for under 2s (and also 2-3 year olds, if you want to be in the water with them), check out our baby classes. For 16s and over, please see our adult section for details.

Is your pool warm enough for kids?

Our pool is a lovely warm calm environment, ideal for children.  The temperature is kept at around 30 degrees Celsius and also uses advanced ozone technology, which means there is less chlorine to come into contact with your child’s skin.

What do we need to bring?
  • a swimming costume, cap and goggles
  • a padlock for the lockers or £8 to buy one at reception
  • change for the parking meter (if you’re driving!)

Let us know if you need help as we have caps and goggles at the club.
No need to bring: towels, shampoo, or conditioner, as these are all provided (unless you prefer to use your own, of course).

What are the changing facilities like?

Excellent!  Dolphin Fitness Club is a state-of-the-art leisure club.  There are baby changing facilities and there is a lift right by the main entrance, so you can bring a pushchair with you.  There are separate male and female changing rooms with showers, towels, shampoo, conditioner and hairdryers provided.

When are your classes?

Have a look at our timetable page for details of when children’s lessons are scheduled each week. Courses last 12-14 weeks and coincide with school term-times. We also offer Fast-track courses, which are run at half-terms and holiday times. Again, check out our timetable for details of when these are on.

How long are the sessions and the course?

The sessions are either 30 minutes or an hour long, and the overall course is made up of 12-14 sessions, coinciding with school terms (see timetable).

Can I start at anytime through the year?

Our courses coincide with the three school terms, so the start of a course is never too far away.  You can start a few sessions into a course if there is an available place, but ideally we recommend being there from the beginning.

Can I bring a camera or underwater camera?

Sorry, but we don’t allow people to use there own cameras in the pool area, as it can be very distracting and to protect the privacy of our other babies and parents.  If you want a pic of your baby in the water, talk to us and we’ll try to arrange something.

Have a question we haven’t answered?

Drop us a line at info@loveswimming.co.uk and we’ll do our best to help out.