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Oaklands Community Pool

Baby swimming lessons in Lordshill, Southampton

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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.

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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 Starbucks café attached. Next door to Sainsburys is a pharmacy, and library all within a couple of minutes walk from the pool.

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Course dates and 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.

Find the pool

Oaklands Community Pool, Cromarty Road, , Southampton, Hampshire SO16 8LX
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About the 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!
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Try for free

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.

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Baby Squids Southampton

These lessons are run by Baby Squids Southampton. Click here to find out about the Southampton team, other lessons they offer, and contact details.
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What everyone is saying

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My little boy absolutely loves his Baby Squids classes and he’s now so confident in the water. All the teachers are fantastic and always bring so much fun. I think it’s such a valuable way to spend some quality time together each week and would definitely recommend! Helen Marsden – Southampton, Hampshire

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Since starting Baby Squids nearly a year ago, my son has just loved it. He looks forward to swimming every week and often talks about it to other family members. He’s so confident in the water now, and I’m really impressed with how well he’s done. All the instructors we have seen have been excellent – friendly, happy and they really enjoy helping the children to swim. Aimee Ellis – Southampton

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I have been taking my son Arlo to baby squids since before he was one and he is now 3 and a half. Emma is an absolutely fantastic teacher. She is so patient and enthusiastic about what she does and Arlo is always so excited to be in the water. My son has ASD and Emma is so inclusive and goes above and beyond to make sure that he feels comfortable. She made visual support cards for him too! I now take my three month old daughter Maeve and I cannot think of anywhere else for her swimming journey to begin. Thank you for everything Emma! Anisha Keane – Southampton, Hampshire

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