Located in Grays, Thurrock, Blackshots is sited 5 minutes from Grays Town Centre, sharing its grounds with their theatre venue, the Civic Hall. Blackshots.
This is a fantastic pool in a great location. There is ample free parking and great changing facilities. The pool is 31 degrees, we do recommend a warming wetsuit for all babies which you can purchase from us and will be brought to your first class, this will keep your baby 1-2 degrees warmer then the water they are swimming in.
Address:Impulse Blackshots Leisure Centre, Impulse Blackshots Leisure Centre, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU
Impulse has communal changing rooms, which has plenty of designated baby changing tables, if these are all in use the safest alternative is to change your baby on the floor. We therefore recommend you purchase one of our Turtle Tots changing mats to change baby on. Please do not leave your baby unattended on the benches at any time. When you go into the pool for your class, there are lockers available for you to leave your belongings. Important - please wait in the changing room until your class starts, it can be quite distracting for the previous class, so we appreciate your understanding.
Changing rooms: There are lots of changing cubicles in this communal changing room and quite a few baby changing tables for you to use. We do ask that you bring your own travel changing mat with you, alternatively you can purchase one from us in advance.
At Turtle Tots to prevent accidents in the pool all babies and young toddlers must wear a disposable swim nappy (Huggies little swimmers or Pampers equivalent) and then on top of that a neoprene swimming nappy. These swimming nappies have grippy bits around the legs and waist to prevent anything from ‘sneaking out’! Wearing these in the pool really does give you and us peace of mind that there will be no accidents. We also recommend that you purchase a Warming Wetsuit for your baby which will keep them 1-2 degrees warmer than the pool temperature, this is also available for older babies and helps to keep them nice and warm while in the pool. We also recommend a Baby Warma for your Toddler to keep them nice and warm in the pool. Then all that is left is just you and your swimming costume and towels, (a plastic bag is always handy to put wet things in as well).
Ready to start swimming?
Find swimming lessons unique as your little one. Bring on the smiles!