Small Dole, West Sussex, BN5 9XJ –
This lovely private pool is perfect for babies. The pool temperature is kept between 33 – 34 degrees Celsius, making it perfect for baby swimming. The pool measures 7m x 3.5m and is all one depth at 1.4
Baby changing mats are available at this pool. There are two private changing rooms and one communal changing room.
Robins Garth is just off the Henfield Road (A2037) next to the Edburton Road turning. For more detailed directions, go to:
Clayton Court Barn, Underhill Lane, Clayton, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PJ – Parking at Clayton Recreation Ground opposite the venue.
Clayton is another wonderful private pool for babies and young children. This pool is 8.5m x 3.5m and is all one depth at 1m. The temperature is kept between 32 – 34 degrees Celsius.
If you require baby changing mats, please bring your own to this pool. There are two communal changing rooms; one reserved for male changing when required.
From the Stonepound crossroads at Hassocks take the Brighton Road (A273) towards Brighton. Past the South Downs Garden Centre on your left and the Jack and Jill Pub on your right, take the second left into Underhill Lane. Drive past the Church and Clayton Court Barn is on your right. The car park entrance is a little further down the lane on your left. From the pedestrian access, the pool is situated in a small barn straight ahead of you as you enter.
Take the exit for Hassocks from the A23 onto Clayton Hill (A273) towards Hassocks. Drive up and over Clayton Hill passing the golf club on your right and The Three Greys Riding Stables on your left. At the bottom of the hill, take the first right into Underhill Lane (It comes up quite quickly at the bottom of the hill, if you pass the B2112 to Ditchling on your right you have gone too far and can use the car park of the Jack and Jill Pub on your left to turn around in). Once in Underhill Lane, drive past the Church and Clayton Court Barn is on your right. The car park entrance is a little further down the lane on your left. From the pedestrian access, the pool is situated in a small barn straight ahead of you as you enter.
Chailey Heritage School
Haywards Heath Road, Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4EF
This is a lovely warm pool suitable for all beginner levels and young swimmers. It is 15m by 9.3m providing Simply Swim with a great middle pool between the small pools at Clayton and Small Dole and the 25m pool at Hurst College.
The pool has three depths of 0.9, 1.15m and 1.4m and the temperature is maintained at 32-33 degrees Celsius. Two to three lessons will run at the same time in this pool with a maximum of 8 children in a class.
Access to the pool is best from Beggars Wood Lane off Chailey Common; please don’t use the school main entrance off Haywards Heath Road. Turn in and come up the drive where it is signposted Chailey Clinical Services; there is access to the school from this entrance. Follow the drive up a slight hill and round to the right into the carpark. Once parked, follow the blue line around the Estates building which will bring you to the pool on the other side. As you walk through the passageway next to the Estates building, you will walk under a blue glass walkway. This is the entrance to the pool. Follow the blue line up the ramp and the path double backs on itself, bringing you to the pool entrance. The sliding doors will let you in but all other doors are opened by a push pad on the wall. Please do not try to push the internal doors manually, as it will damage them.
Hurstpierpoint College Swimming Pool, Chalker’s Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9JS –
Hurst College pool is 25m long, providing the next step in the children’s swimming. There are female and male changing rooms and plenty of room to watch the children from poolside.
The pool has a shallow end of 1m in depth and a deep end of 3m. The temperature is kept around 29 degrees Celsius. Three to four lessons will run at the same time in this pool, with a maximum of 8 children in a lesson.
Hurst College is situated in the village of Hurstpierpoint and the access to the pool is off
Grey Tiles, 129 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9SY – On road parking.
This private outdoor pool is wonderful for summer swimming courses during the school holidays and private lessons. When the weather is good, there is nothing better than being outside.
The pool is 4.8m x 9.7m and is 1.10m in the shallow end and 1.8m in the deep end. The temperature is kept between 28 – 30 deg C. There is limited changing, so it is advised to come to this pool in your swimwear. After swimming, changing is available in the pump room.