Get in touch!
If you’d like to find our more about The Wendover Swimming Pool, and particularly if you want to be a volunteer, then we’d love to hear from you. Scroll to the bottom of this page, fill out the form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
As you scroll down the page, check the Frequently Asked Questions – the answer to your question might already be there!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I just phone you? What’s your number?
A: Sorry, no. We don’t publish a phone number, because there’s not always somebody at the pool to answer calls. Please scroll down and send us a message.
Q: I’ve filled out this form, but I’ve not heard anything back – not even a confirmation email. Is there a problem?
A: Is your email provided by BT? is your email address firstname.lastname@example.org? They’ve started blocking all our messages. Please be sure to check your spam folder.
Q: Do I have to be a member to swim at the pool?
A: No. Anyone can turn up and swim at the pool. If you’re a member, you get discounted prices – so if you swim a lot it might work out cheaper if you join. Check our Membership Page for details.
Q: How do I join, and how much does it cost?
A: All of our memberships are now sold online. We offer single adult membership for £30 per year, and family membership at £50 per year. Check our Membership Page for details, and to join.
Q: Can I pay for swimming using my credit or debit card?
A: Probably not. We are experimenting with a credit card facility at the pool – but this is only available when one of a very small number of our volunteers is working at the pool. If our trials go well, we might expand this facility – but we have no plans to do so in the immediate future.
Q: When is the pool open?
A: There are sessions for public swimming every day. Check our Opening Times page for details.
Q: Where is the pool?
A: The pool is here on the schools’ campus, on Wharf Road in the middle of Wendover. The postcode for the whole campus is HP22 6HF.
Q: Is the pool open tonight or this afternoon?
Q: Why can’t you open for more sessions?
A: We open for as many sessions as we are able. The pool is used by schools and swim schools outside of our public opening times. All our public sessions are staffed by volunteers.
Q: Is the pool open at different times during the school holidays?
A: Yes. We normally open for extra sessions in the afternoons during school holidays. We’ll always update our Opening Times page with the details.
Q: Do you do swimming lessons?
A: We partner with a number of swim schools, who between them offer lessons for babies, children and adults. Check our Swimming Lessons page for details, and then contact your chosen swim school directly.
Q: Can I bring my baby swimming?
A: We don’t offer any advice about when it’s safe or appropriate to take a baby to a public swimming pool. You should seek advice from an expert – perhaps your doctor or nurse. If you’re happy to bring your baby to the pool, we’re pleased to welcome you – but you must make sure that your child does not leak! If your child needs a nappy, then when in the pool they must wear a proper swim nappy – a normal nappy is not good enough.
Q: When can I bring my baby swimming?
A: That depends on you, your baby, and the type of swimming you’re looking for. Our family sessions on Friday afternoon, Saturday lunchtime and Sunday afternoon might be suitable – but they often get a bit busy and a bit splashy. If you’re looking for something a little quieter, then you might prefer our Tuesday or Thursday 9am sessions. Check our Opening Times page for details of all our opening times.
Q: Can children come to the pool on their own?
A: All children under 6 and all non swimmers (regardless of age) must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult. All children under 13 must be accompanied at the pool (but not necessarily in the water). Check our Terms and Conditions page for more details.
Q: Can children swim during evening sessions?
A: Our Monday evening is for adults only, and children are not permitted. Tuesday and Thursday evenings are for length swimming only. If your child wants to swim lengths, then they’re welcome on Tuesday or Thursday evening. Check our Opening Times page for all our opening times.
Q: When’s the best time to do lengths, or to train?
A: Our Monday evening is for adults swimming lengths only. Tuesday and Thursday evenings have a priority for length swimming. Our Tuesday and Thursday 9am sessions tend to be shared by length swimmers and parents with very small children. For most sessions we will put out lane ropes, so that the pool is easily shared. Check our Opening Times page for all our opening times.
Q: Can I hire the pool for a party?
A: At the moment, no. We’re sorry, but we’re not able to hire the pool to individuals for parties (etc). It’s a great idea, and we’d love to be able to do so – and in the future we hope to be able to do so. Just not at the moment.
Q: I represent a swim school. Can I hire the pool?
A: Possibly. We’ve already got quite a few swim schools who between them hire the pool for a lot of the time. Finding a slot might be tricky – but scroll down and contact us to ask.
Q: I’ve lost something, or left something at the pool. Help!
A: Don’t worry, it’s not just you. It happens a lot! We operate an honesty lost property cupboard. Anything that’s found after any of our public sessions will get placed on one of the open shelves in the cupboards in the reception area. Come to the pool anytime we’re open, and check for yourself – there’s no need to make a booking, and we don’t have any sort of sign-in/out process.
Except: If one of our volunteers finds something that they think might be valuable (like an expensive watch, or a ring), then they might put it somewhere less open – and you’ll need to contact us to check using the form below.
Please Remember: We’ll do our best to help, but we can’t take any responsibility for anything that you leave at the pool.
If you can’t find the answer to your question, then please use the form below to send us a message!