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Whether you're swimming for fitness or fun, there's a pool to
suit you in Medway.
Our centres boast four competition-sized 25m swimming
pools, a family leisure pool, dive pool, and an open-air pool,
all offering SwimFit workouts.
The following sports centres all have pools open to
- Hundred of Hoo
Swimming Pool, Hoo, 01634 333955
Leisure Centre, Rainham, 01634 333977
Leisure Centre, Strood, 01634 333933
Park, Gillingham, 01634 336655
- The Strand,
Gillingham, 01634 333925
The swimming timetables are currently being updated and will be
uploaded shortly. Please contact your nearest pool for information
in the meantime. Thank you for your patience.
All of Medway's swimming pools host swimming lessons as part of
the Medway Sport Swimming Lessons Programme. Find out more about
lessons or contact your nearest pool for details of the latest
Medway Sport Aquatic Development Centres
Check out the swim coaching, synchro, diving and rookie
lifeguarding courses available through our Medway Sport Development Centres.
Entitles you to swim as many times as you like for just £17.50 a
month (no contract, payable by direct debit). Just join up and
have unlimited swimming at our pools (excluding The Strand),
subject to usual pool opening times.
All under-16s and over 60s can swim for free at Medway
Park, Strood Sports Centre, Hundred of Hoo Sports Centre, Splashes
Pool and The Strand. To take up the offer, residents will need
proof that they live in Medway and will be able to do this with a
free Medway City Card.
All under-16s and those over-60 will need the card to take part
in free swimming and can apply for one, free of
charge. Find out more on the Medway City
Medway Big Splash
The Medway Big
Splash is Medway's annual celebration of all things swimming. From pool parties and taster sessions to
distance and team challenges, Medway's mass participation aquatic
weekend attracts huge crowds to activities across Medway's
Swimming Pool Admission Policy For Children
Children under 4 years
Children under four years of age must be
accompanied in the water by a responsible person, aged 16 years or
over, on a one-to-one ratio.
However, one adult may accompany two children
under four years of age if they are wearing a suitable
buoyancy aid that is “Kite Marked” or carries a BS EN Number.
Buoyancy aids accepted under this policy are those that fully
support the child's weight in the water and remain secure in and
out of the water. For example, armbands or a float jacket.
Buoyancy aids that are hand held - such as
floats - are not considered appropriate.
Children aged 4 to 7
Children aged four to seven years of
age must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person, aged
16 years or over, with no more than two children per
One responsible person aged 16 years or
over may supervise up to three children aged between four
to seven years of age in the Teaching Pool.
Children aged 8 to 11
Children aged eight to 11 years of age
must be accompanied into the facility by a responsible person aged
16 years or over.
The responsible person is not required to
enter the water, but must remain within the facility and supervise
the children. If the responsible person will only be spectating
then an admission charge will not be applied.
Children aged 11 years and
No accompaniment necessary.
Family sessions are aimed at families only. An adult must remain
in the pool at all times during these sessions. One adult can only
accompany up to a maximum of four children.