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Whether you are just starting out or trying to improve, our teachers at Sandford Parks Lido can help you.
We understand that everyone has different abilities, and our teachers will work with you to improve on specific skills and fitness.
I am a qualified teacher with many years experience in Gloucestershire schools – Having retired from ‘the classroom’ I transferred my knowledge and skills to the sport I have always loved, swimming! I now focus teaching skills to ensure swimmers make progress.
I love swimming teaching because It’s a life skill, and a sport that is truly accessible for all ages and all abilities. I enjoy making a difference and ensuring people make progress and enjoy seeing their confidence grow and their skills and knowledge improve.
My favourite stroke is front crawl as it’s so good for fitness, but breaststroke will always be up there – supportive and rhythmic and of course helps with lifesaving backstroke!
I have been swim teaching and coaching for 7 years. I have participated in competitive swimming and waterpolo. I started assisting at the school I trained at and then built my qualifications and experience to teach classes and 1-2-1s of all age ranges. I am also a primary school teacher so have lots of experience teaching and supporting children in developing their understanding and application of skills.I have specialised in SEND and SEMH altering my approach and lessons to meet the needs of each individual child. In addition to this I have done lots of coaching to build confidence, technique and speed for adults and teenagers to prepare for competitions or just increase swimming ability.
I love swim teaching because it’s such an important skill for everyone to have and therefore seeing a person develop their stoke and become more confident in their own abilities is so rewarding, especially when all the skills and techniques come together and form a perfect stroke. It is also a skill that can lead to so many other opportunities I believe in teaching to the interest and skills of each individual swimmer.
Hi, I’m Laura and I’m a fully qualified STA Level 2 Open Water Coach with additional Bluetits accreditation and cold water CPD. I’m also an STA level 2 swimming teacher.
I have a person-centred approach and work with swimmers to enable them to identify and achieve their swimming goals and to give them the information, support and confidence they need to get whatever they want out of swimming, sharing my enjoyment and the amazing physiological and mental health benefits of swimming outdoors all year round.
I love to swim outdoors and this year I’m challenging myself to complete events in a lido, lake, river and the sea.
Hello! I absolutely love the water and when I am not in it I am on it rowing! I enjoy working with children to find what they enjoy in the water and working on those skills to develop their passions. I teach beginners from their first time in the water through to coaching and developing strokes to either a competitive or pleasure level. I have been teaching for 6 years at a variety of pools across Gloucestershire, my favourite stroke is breast stroke and I love diving! I am enthusiastic and bring lots of energy to all of my lessons making sure that they are adapted to suit each child individually. My approach to teaching is relaxed and reassuring, making sure that all swimmers have a positive experience in the pool and want to come back for more.
I have been teaching for over 20 year and used to own my own swim school. I have also played and competed in waterpolo for Great Britain! I provide lessons and coaching for any age and ability from children who have never been in the water before to adults who want technique or stuntmen who need training. I have become one of the longest standing members of staff at the lido and love coaching and teaching all strokes but especially front crawl and butterfly. I have a gentle but energetic approach to teaching and never fail to make sure everyone feels comfortable, safe and leave the lesson with a smile. I also coach the swim fit classes focusing on technique and stamina. When I am not teaching you will find me enjoying the sun with my grandchildren!
In addition to my level 2 swim teaching certification, I have also been lifeguarding for many years so I have a lot of experience in that field. I’m dedicated to ensuring the safety of all my students. When I’m not in the pool, you can find me hiking, or in the gym. I look forward to working with you and helping you become a confident swimmer.
Hi, I’m Maeve and I’ve been teaching swimming for about 2 years. I love helping people of all ages and abilities to develop their skills and confidence in the water. I have a strong understanding of swimming technique and I am able to adapt my teaching style to suit the needs of each individual swimmer. I am committed to creating a supportive learning environment for all my swimmers, and I take pride in seeing them progress and achieve their goals. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced swimmer, I am dedicated to helping you improve your skills and enjoy the many benefits that swimming can bring and have lots of fun!
We have a large car park suitable for over 150 cars which sits directly outside of the Lido. Parking fees start at £2.10 Both coins and cards are accepted and you can also pay by phone. It’s a great location if you are using the hospital, local parks or walking into Cheltenham Town Centre.
Where possible, we encourage that you walk or cycle to the Lido. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Refunds are not permitted on swim entry tickets. You will be able to transfer your swim to an alternative day or time if you have given 24 hours notice.
If you need assistance please email email@example.com
We are committed to working with parents to create a safe environment for children.
All children under the age of 8 should always be accompanied by a guardian aged 16 years or over, this person may be responsible for up to two children. Guardians must maintain constant supervision particularly in the water and changing rooms. We advise that children under the age of 5 should be supervised on a one-to-one basis.
Parents have a specific responsibility for the safety of their own children, this cannot be abdicated to lifeguards. The role of the lifeguard is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all swimmers.
We have four queues available;
We allow all those who have booked onto site first and then we will allow entry to others customers who have not booked onto site.
If we have hit site capacity, we will move to a 1-out-1-in scenario.
*Please note Season Ticket holders who have not booked will get priority entry*
Adult – £7.30
Concession* – £5.00
Family of 2 – £8
Family of 3 – £14
Family of 4 – £16
*Concessions include; Over 65s, registered disabled, unemployed/low income, children and students
Single Adult -£190
Joint ST – £330
Concession* – £120
Family of 3 – £340
Family of 4 – £351
*Concessions include; over 65s, registered disabled, unemployed/low income, children aged 5-17 in full time education and students.
The main pool is 50m x 27.35m and has a depth of 1m in the shallow end and 1.75-2.75 in the deep end
The children’s pool is 15.9m x 7.51m and has a depth of 0.5m in the shallow end and 0.8m in the deep end.
From exclusive pool access to jumping the queues, the season ticket has many perks. Enjoy cafe & fitness class discounts, unlimited swims, free parking & so much more!Buy Your Season Ticket