When accessing the venue, enter through the main reception and head directly to the viewing gallery or changing rooms located to the left of the reception desk.
Changing Rooms: The changing rooms are open and available to use before and after your lessons. We understand it is not always possible to arrive beach ready or some swimmers just may not take to this way of working. Once you have changed your swimmer please make your way around to the viewing gallery entering via the external door. Unfortunately we are unable to allow swimmers to cut across over poolside for safety reasons at the request of the venue management.
Identifying your teacher:
When attending for your first lesson please notify the class teacher that it is your first visit to the lessons. This will help the class teacher locate you on the class list.
Dalkeith is used by multiple providers, you can identify the Stepping Stones swim team by their bright blue teaching tops which will have the Stepping Stones Logo on the back.
Spectating & Viewing
Spectating is permitted within Dalkeith High School Campus. The viewing is poolside and can become hot. The viewing gallery can become very busy, please be mindful of other users when using the viewing gallery.
Parents are not permitted onto poolside, if you need to assist with a toilet break during the lesson please exit the viewing gallery via the corridor and return to the changing rooms via the connecting hall.
Arriving for your lessons: Beach Ready
During the pandemic swimmers were asked to arrive "beach ready" for their lessons. This basically means arriving with swim kit on beneath their regular clothing. For many this has continued as it is a quick and easy way for the children to get changed before their lessons. This means as a parent you can head directly to the viewing gallery allow your swimmer to prepare before the lesson without the need to visit the changing rooms.
If this works for you we would encourage you to continue doing this, it helps reduce the pressure on the changing areas and allows swimmers exiting the pool space in the changing areas.
Filming & Photography
Please note we have a strict no photography and filming policy. Please do not use your mobile phone to take pictures or record the lessons. Failure to do so may result in your membership being cancelled.
Pick Up & Drop Off
Drop off point for arriving swimmers:
Viewing Gallery (Pool Side)
Pick up point for exiting swimmers:
Showering Area (Changing Rooms)
*To access the viewing gallery please head directly there entering via the external door, Unfortunately we are unable to allow swimmers to cut across over poolside for safety reasons at the request of the venue management
Please note to ensure the safety of all our swimmers we have asked our teaching team to ensure that swimmers are handed over to a responsible adult at the end of each lesson this is regardless of age. Please arrive on time for the start and end of your scheduled lesson to ensure the smooth transition of classes.
* All lessons are 30mins in length.
W h a t t o b r i n g
We recommend that swim shorts do not pass below the swimmers knee.
It is recommended but not essential that swim costumes are one piece.
Goggles are an essential piece of kit during the lessons.
Even if your swimmer does not like goggles we recommend bring a set along to each lesson.
This will help your swimmer speed through the programme.
All other equipment will be provided poolside for use during the lessons.
Armbands and other floatation devices are not required for our lessons.
Our teaching team work with floats and noodles through the lessons to support all swimmers.