Turtle Tots Coventry, Warwickshire & Worcestershire - Our Pools
Jules Pool is a beautiful privately owned pool in the basement of Jules' home heated to a cosy 32-33 degrees, perfect for little ones! We swim here on Saturday & Sunday mornings, Aquanatal classes held here on Tuesday evenings.
There is free street parking surrounding the venue (please park considerately) and a maximum of 8 babies per class. We have exclusive use of this beautiful venue during our classes.
Address:Jules Pool, 16 Stour Street, West Bromwich, B70 9AX
Pool timetables and term dates: Our new term will be starting here from w/c 7th September 2020 - Classes currently held on Saturdays & Sundays.
The Pool: Jules Pool is ideal for our baby and toddler classes as the pool temperature is kept between 32 - 33 degrees – perfect for keeping little ones warm and comfortable. The pool is 11m x 5.5m giving us plenty of space to splash about. The pool has a constant depth of 1.25m meaning we can make use of the whole area.
For Health and Safety reasons we ask parents not to carry their child into the water down the vertical steps into the pool. So for babies, please could you lay them on the poolside (feet facing the water) and for the older babies and toddlers sitting them up on poolside. Parents are to sit close to their child and make a slide entrance into the pool, then pick up or help your little one into the water.
There is a steep staircase coming down from the entrance and into the pool hall. Please ensure you remove shoes/socks at the top of the stairs, use the handrail provided and take you time coming down the stairs to avoid any trips/falls.
As this pool is at a private house, please be respectful of the owners when coming through the house, please don’t allow your children to run off into the main house.
Parking: Once you have arrived there is plenty of free street parking, either along Stour Street itself or the surrounding roads (Grenville Place) Please ensure that when parking you are mindful of the neighbours, do not park in front of driveways or on dropped curbs. We don’t want to block anyone in/out!
Enter the property using the pedestrian gate on the left hand side and head down the alley way on the left of the house. You will come to a door with a pull handle – this is the rear entrance to the house and also the pool. The pool is located in the basement of a private house. Once you come through the door you will see a door to the right (this is the shower/toilet) and steps down to the left. Please remove shoes and socks, hold the hand rail and make your way down to the pool hall through the door at the bottom.
Changing rooms: Individual changing tents are available poolside, there is a shower and toilet room upstairs in the main house (at the top of the stairs).
Space is limited so please use the boxes provided to pop your belongings in to keep them tidy and all together.
No lockers are available, so please bring any valuables to poolside where they will be in your view.
Please note there are no nappy disposal facilities in the changing room, so please be prepared to take your nappy home for disposal.
What to Wear and Bring
At Turtle Tots in order to prevent accidents in the pool we have a strict double nappy policy. All babies and young toddlers have to wear a disposable swim nappy (Huggies little swimmers or Pampers equivalent) OR a re-usable swimming nappy and then on top of that a neoprene swimming nappy (Happy 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. For taster sessions we will have over nappies to loan on the day.
Wetsuits/All in One suits/Baby Wrapss are required for all babies under 4 months old, and recommended for babies under 12 months old. This will add a welcome 3°c to the body temperature. Please note – if you know your baby feels the cold, a full wetsuit is recommended rather than a wraps as it provides full body coverage.
Then all that is left is just you and your swimming costume and towels.
Turtle Tots Swim Shop
We are pleased to announce that we have a Turtle Tots shop which stocks plenty of branded swim nappies, wet suits, changing mats, bags and goodies etc.
On your first day any swimwear orders will be ready and waiting for you to collect at poolside.
Health and Safety: Please refer to your Welcome email for all Health & Safety Guidelines.
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