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Lodge Hill Swimming Pool


The swimming pool is ideally suited to learner swimmers and those who wish to build their confidence in the water. It has hoists and a pool ramp so it is fully accessible for people with limited mobility or disabilities.

  • 12m x 8m, Depth 1m - 1.6m
  • Pool temperature is 30c +
  • Changing rooms with toilet and shower
  • First aid facilities
  • Free parking  

Multi sensory sound and light system.  

A fun, interactive system with lights, shapes, images and sound for children and young people with disabilities. A relaxing environment is created to develop motor and sensory skills making this a unique and enhanced swim experience for users.  There is no additional charge for the use of the equipment.   

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Available for Public Hire

You can make a block booking for a minimum of 10 weeks if you have the relevant Lifeguard and Swimming qualifications, as well as Public Liability Insurance.

The pool is also available for hire during the evenings, from 7pm at a discounted rate.

Telephone 01202 261306 to book. 

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Public Open Swim Sessions

For Over 60s - Silver Plus swim session (free of charge)

Tuesdays 9am to 10am. Numbers are limited and spaces are on a first come, first served basis, so get there early! Telephone  01202 261306 to book.

Swim session for children with disabilities

Sunday mornings, 10am to 12pm. Numbers are limited. You must pay in advance (undated vouchers can be bought in blocks) as only lifeguards are in attendanceon the day. Contact Children, Young People and Learning on 01202 714700 to book.

You can ask for a registration form if you have not used the service before.

Please book your space by contacting The Junction Sport and Leisure Centre, Broadstone on  01202 777766.

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Private Swim Groups

The following groups hire the swimming pool and run a variety classes on a weekly basis. If you are interested in swimming with one of these groups please contact them directly.


Swimming classes for babies toddlers and children up to age 5.
Contact: Jane Bozic 01202 674676  or email: dorset@puddleducks.com www.puddleducks.com/franchisees/5

Kingfisher School of Swimming 2

Classes for children age 3 and up. Beginners through to advanced.
Contact: Jayne Blunt 07854 763217 or email: jayneblunt@hotmail.co.uk

SOS Swim School

Classes for any age children from beginners to advanced. Adult lessons and exercise classes for over 50's with poor mobility from September 09 - to be confirmed.
Contact: Donna Graham 07944 422893 or www.sosswimschool.co.uk 


Classes for children age 4 and up. Beginners through to advanced incorporating lifesaving skills. Contact: Allison Wilkinson 07824 876439 or email: aquanauts.alli@hotmail.co.uk

Individuality Swimming and Fitness

Offering small group swimming lessons (no more than 5). Parent and baby classes from 6 weeks and pre school lessons.                                        Contact Kristin 07900 058395 www.individualityswimmingandfitness.co.uk 

Swalings Ltd

Various swimming lessons available from babies to senior citizens, groups or one to one lessons. Contact: Alex Miccoli 08452 20 26 26 (Direct Line) or email: alex@newforest.swalings.com

Simon Middleton

Classes for children age 3 and up. Beginners through to advanced.  Tel: 07879 664544  or email: Sidimid1@yahoo.co.uk

Poole Shorts Breaks 

Occasional school holiday activities. For details call: Children, Young People and Learning on 01202 714700.

Super Swimmers

Classes for children from 3 months upwards. Including Rookie lifeguards class for 8 years +. Contact Emma Harpham on 07717722720 or email emmaengland13@hotmail.co.uk

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Before Joining a Private Group

Please make sure you check out the organisation or coach by asking the following:

  •  What are your qualifications?
  •  What level of public liability do you / does your club have?
  •  What first aid qualification / cover is there?
  •  Are coaches / volunteers CRB checked? (if they are working with under 18s or vulnerable adults)
  • Is the club accredited by its National Governing Body?   

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News about the new swimming pool:
Plans are underway for a new swimming pool facility, which is due to open in April 2015.  The pool will form part of the new Montacute School building, on their existing site on Canford Heath Road and will continue to be accessible for community use.
We are working closely with school and building contractors to ensure a smooth transition from Lodge Hill to the new pool for all providers and users.  The new pool will provide a modern, up to date facility which will enhance and improve the swim experience for all users.  The new facility also has the additional benefit of a separate Hydro pool. 
The existing pool will close on Friday 3rd April until Tuesday 5th May, when the new pool will be open.  We would like to apologise for this inconvenience but this closure period is necessary to allow equipment transfer, surveys prior to demolition and essential training.
At this stage, it is unlikely that the pool timetable will change before 1st September 2015.
Enquiries about the hire of both the existing and new pool should continue to be directed to 01202 261306


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Lodge Hill Swimming Pool
3 Canford Heath Road
BH17 9NG


01202 261306