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St Kent's Academy

60 W Main St, Blackburn, Bathgate EH47 7LX, UK

Additional Information

Open to all


First Visit

Arriving at the venue, the community entrance is located to the left of the main school building. The community entrance is a separate entrance to the main school entrance. The main school entrance may appear closed this is normal. 

Changing Rooms:  The changing rooms are open and available to use before and after your lessons. The changing room setup is a changing village with cubicle change. 

When arriving for your lesson please find a vacant changing cubicle to use for changing. Lockers are provided to store items whilst the lessons are running. Please note due to the volume of swimmers personal items should not be left within the changing cubicles. 

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. 

Spectating & Viewing

Limited spectating is available within the venue within the entrance hall, and also external viewing is permitted from outside. 

Unfortunately there is no viewing permitted on poolside.

There are area's within the school that parents can wait whilst the lessons take place. 


Pick Up & Drop Off

Swimmer Drop Off: 

Swimmers will be picked from the changing village poolside entrance.

Swimmer Collection Point: 

Swimmers will be dropped at the showering area within the changing village. 

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  

Swim Kit

Swim Shorts: 

We recommend that swim shorts do not pass below the swimmers knee.

Swim Costume:

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.

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