Rydal Penrhos School

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Sport & Leisure memberships for the public

The school’s sport and leisure facilities are available for use by the local community.


Prices from 1 January 2017
Full annual member: swimming and squash
The most convenient and cost-effective system for those who like to swim every week, also includes access to the school’s squash courts. A membership form can be obtained from the swimming pool. Members may swim on production of their membership card. Please note that membership does not include Aquafit, swimming lessons, coached courses etc.

Adult (18 and over 1 January 2017): £205
Family Membership: £400

Single entry swim only: £4.00 (adult) £2.50 (junior – under 17s)
Family Ticket-2 Adults and 2 Children. £11.00
10 ticket book swim only: £35.00 (adult) £20.00 (junior – under 17s)
Ticket books are available from the pool. There is no further reduction for younger children/babies/over 60s.

Swim times

Adult-only swim sessions – over 18s only
Under-18 Rydal Penrhos pupils may swim in the adult sessions at the discretion of the pool manager. All swimmers are asked to vacate the changing rooms within 10 minutes of the end of the session.
Monday: 1.00pm -1.55pm (Lane swimming)
Tuesday: 7.45pm – 8.45pm
Wednesday: 1.00pm – 1.55pm (Lane swimming)
Thursday: 7.45pm – 8.45pm
Friday: 1.00pm – 1.55pm (Lane swimming)
Saturday: 7.55am – 8.55am (9.00am – 10.00am in Summer holidays)

‘Splash-about’ sessions for families
These sessions are for children/ juniors (U18) and adults accompanying children.
Tuesday: 6.45pm – 7.45pm
Thursday : 6.45pm – 7.45pm
Saturday : 2.30pm – 3.30pm
In addition, during Rydal Penrhos summer holidays there are extra sessions, details of which are available in June.

(40 mins): £4 per session
Monday: 7.30 – 8.15pm

Kayaking and water polo
Available on request. Please contact the Swimming Pool for more information.

Group bookings & children’s parties
Group rates are available for the hire of the pool or squash courts. These facilities are ideal for parties. Please contact the swimming pool manager, Mr Maciej Ruszkowski, for details on rates and availability. (swim@rydalpenrhos.com) A guide price is £55 per hour for up to 40 people.

Swimming lessons

Group lessons for juniors (10 sessions x 40 mins): £40 per person
One-to-one private lessons: £15 for 30 mins

Swimming pool courses

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
This is an extremely popular course that covers all aspects of lifeguarding and includes basic first aid training. In order to qualify for this course, participants must be 16 years or older, and able to swim 50 metres in under 1 minute 10 seconds. Please contact the Swimming Pool for information. Please note 100% attendance is required for NPLQ courses.
Course cost: £300

Scuba Diving Courses
The school offers a range of scuba diving courses which are open to all. All courses are run by a fully qualified PADI instructor and cater for both beginners and more experienced divers.

Introduction to scuba diving: £35 per person
Taster session in the swimming pool (1 hour)

Family Scuba Diving session £120.00

Discover scuba diving: £150
Taster session in the swimming pool and on open-water dive in a local lake (4 hours)

PADI Open Water Certificate (5 days): £600
Full scuba diving licence for 18m recognized worldwide

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (3 days): £350
Full scuba diving licence for 18m recognized worldwide

PADI Rescue Diver (3 days): £350
Rescue and emergency skills for scuba diving

PADI Dive Master (5 days): £500
Professional qualification for recreational diving

Please contact Swimming Pool staff on 01492 539733 for full details and to book a place.

Swimming pool manager
Mr Maciej Ruszkowski
Email Mr Ruszkowski

Rydal Penrhos School
Combermere Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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