Leeds Grammar School
Alwoodley Gates Leeds West Yorkshire LS17 8GS
Pool: 25m x 12.5m
Temp: 27 degrees
Sited to the north of Leeds at Alwoodley Gates, on the Harrogate Road, the pool provides excellent links throughout the northern side of Leeds, including Alwoodley, Moortown, Moor Allerton, Chapel Allerton, Harewood, Roundhay, Shadwell, and Thorner, and further afield to Wetherby, Boston Spa, Tadcaster, Bramhope, Pool, Otley and Harrogate.
Directions to the Pool:
Go through the main entrance gates to the school and as you head towards the school, take the turning on the left to the staff car park. Park in the staff car park and the sports centre is adjacent to it. Enter through the double doors of the sports centre and the swimming pool is on the right.
Entrance to the building:
Enter through the main doors into the sports centre and the pool is on the right for spectators. The changing rooms are past the swimming pool and through the door to the right. Pool access for swimmers is through the changing rooms.
There is a large viewing gallery on poolside.
Please do not eat and drink on poolside.
No pushchairs are allowed on poolside.
Separate Boys and Girls communal changing rooms.
If your child is 8 years and over, under child protection laws, they must go into their appropriate gender changing rooms, (i.e. boys 8 and over must use the boys changing rooms, and girls 8 and over must use the girls changing rooms).
For children under 8 years old, they must change with their parent in the appropriate changing rooms (i.e. Female parents must not enter the boys changing rooms and Male parents must not enter the girls changing rooms).
As you can see by the photo of the pool, the Leeds Grammar School pool is superb, offering a 25 metre length by 12.5 metre width pool space. This allows the younger and/or weaker swimmers to work through the widths and yet also provides the more advanced swimmer with, the generally accepted standard length distance of 25m, to build up stamina and distance through to pre-competition.
The pool also provides a 0.9 metre shallow end, suitable for the very young or very weak swimmer and a 2 metre deep end that allows the full range of Amateur Swimming Association (A.S.A.) awards, for the high ability swimmer, to be challenged, as well as diving.
So often now we are seeing pools that are of one depth of perhaps 1.2m throughout and this does not provide the correct teaching environment for children to learn the range of skills required for them to become confident, safe and efficient swimmers, for them to become safe and comfortable with varying depths of water and for them to learn jumps and dives safely.
Swimming Caps must be worn (provided free of charge by Swim2u).