Oaklands Community Pool

Welcome to Baby Squids Southampton


Oaklands Community Pool is a purpose built charity-run swimming pool.  The pool is heated to 30.5/31 degrees which makes for a lovely temperature for our young swimmers. Lessons are held in the learner pool which has stepped entry. In 2019 the changing rooms have been completely redesigned as a changing village refitted with plenty of large family cubicles and brand new showers. Viewing for grandparents and other spectators takes place in two purpose built rooms with large television screens.

The pool car park has ample free parking and is easily accessible in a couple of minutes from junction 3 of the M27. This is a truly fabulous swimming pool facility! It is close to Lordshill Centre bus stops with regular bus links from Southampton town centre, Shirley, Romsey and further afield. The Lordshill area has a large Sainsburys with a café. Next door to Sainsburys is a pharmacy, post office and library all within a couple of minutes walk.

oaklands community swimming pool

Term Dates & Class Times

All the below term dates are confirmed and will be taking place at Oaklands Community pool in Southampton, Hampshire. Swimming classes are 30 minutes & run consecutively in the time slots below. Children will go into the most appropriate class dependent upon your child’s age and experience.


Term DatesClass Times (each class runs for 30 mins)Course PriceCourse Duration
25 Apr 2022 - 25 May 2022Mon 9.40am - 12.10pm
Tue 9.40am - 12.10pm
Wed 9.40am - 11.40am
£57-505 lessons (classes are running on 2nd May bank holiday)

7 Jun 2022 - 20 Jul 2022Mon 9.40am - 12.10pm
Tue 9.40am - 12.10pm
Wed 9.40am - 11.40am
£80-507 lessons

Find the Pool


Oaklands Community Pool, Cromarty Road, , Southampton, Hampshire SO16 8LX


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Why not give us a try?

Book up for a course of lessons and if after your first class you decide it’s not for you we offer a full refund to all new customers.

It’s a chance for you to meet the team and enjoy a Splash, Kick and Swim the Baby Squids way.

Our Instructors

All of our teachers understand young children and have a huge amount of experience supporting a variety of abilities. Each of them specialise in the baby, toddler and pre-schooler age groups. Our swimming teachers are the main reason so many of our Squidlets come back term after term.

Emma Dawson Southampton swimming teacher

Emma loved taking her daughter Alissa swimming with us so much that she had to retrain as a swimming teacher. Emma absolutely loves showing parents how to have fun in the water with their children and developing their water skills.

Jools swimming teacher Oaklands pool Southampton

Jool’s mum was a swimming teacher for over 40 years so it is in her blood! Jools swam competitively for a club in Ireland and then qualified as a swimming teacher in 1994. Since having kids, Jools qualified to teach babies and toddlers and loves teaching all our Baby Squids babies and pre-schoolers💗

What our Customers Say

Our Oaklands Community Pool

We love Oaklands Community pool. A purpose-built facility heated to 31C, it is a true privilege to have access to such a great pool to teach all our Baby Squids Southampton kids!