Go to navigation
Medway Sport Swim Academy
Join our swimming lessons programme where
Swimming Association (ASA) instructors will teach you how to
If you already know how to swim, you may benefit from lessons to
improve your stroke technique.
Our lessons cater for all ages and abilities, from babies
and toddlers to teenagers and adults; beginners to accomplished
Even if you haven't swum for years, we have a lesson for
you. Lessons take place in the following centres:
All courses have a limit to the number of pupils that can
attend. Should a course be full, a waiting list is
Weekly lessons run in school term time only and must be booked
and paid for in advance. See more about our school holiday crash
For the further details and course availability, call our
swimming coordinator on 01634 336 644 or ask
at your nearest pool for the latest course information and
New 1-2-1 lessons on offer
Medway Park are offering the opportunity for adults and children
to benefit from dedicated tuition in a instructed 1-2-1
lesson. Ideal for those who need that little bit of extra help
to progress, stroke and stamina improvements, in a
supported and secure environment. 1-2-1 swimming lessons are
always tailored to suit the individual student working with
our ASA qualified instructors. Costs are £20 per 30 minutes and you
can remain in the pool for extra swimming post lesson.
01634 336644 for further information and bookings.
January 2017 Term Dates
Spring term's lessons run Monday, 9 January until
Sunday, 2 April 2017.
Swim Academy courses
Check out the synchro, diving and rookie lifeguarding courses
available from through our new Medway Sport Development Centres.
Holiday Crash Courses
Book an intensive week of swimming lessons during the school
Forthcoming courses Stages 1-4. £30 per person.
- Monday, 13 February to Sunday, 19 February
Call our swimming lessons coordinator
on 01634 336644 or ask at your nearest pool for the latest
course information and bookings.
Learn to Swim Programme - The Stages
Our programme begins at ASA level one and finishes at ASA
level 12. All stages and awards are nationally recognised.
Pre School (age 3+) (Ducklings)
Our pre-school swimming lessons programme for beginners.
Independent lessons with maximum eight children per
Stages one and two (Starfish)
Pupils learn safety aspects of the pool and water confidence.
They go on to achieve independent movement in the water to a
distance of five metres on their front and back, unaided.
Stages three and four (Tadpoles)
Introducing skills, dolphin leg action and improving the body
position, moving up to a distance of 10 metres on their front and
Stages five and six (Seals)
Introducing stroke technique to a recognisable level, survival
skills and visits to the deep end of the pool.
Stages seven and eight
Improving stroke technique to a good standard. Pupils gain
personal survival awards and improve stamina. Introducing tumble
Stages nine and ten (Sharks and
Developing challenging sequences, smooth, controlled, full
stroke and training for the bronze medallion. A number of sessions
are available are part of our Medway Sport
Aquatics Development Centre.
Those taking part in the programme will be provided with a
swimming hat at the beginning of each course. This must be worn at
all sessions. Babies must wear waterproof nappies, available
If you've always wanted to learn to swim, or just want to boost
your confidence or improve your stroke, our expert
instructors can help you. Adult-lessons for all abilities are
held across our pools. For the latest availability and timetables
contact our swimming lessons coordinator on 01634 336644 or
ask at your nearest pool.
Aquatic Development Centre
This is designed for levels seven and above to engage young people in
a range of aquatics opportunities whilst maintaining
fitness and developing new and existing skills.
- rookie lifeguard
- synchronised swimming
- swim coaching (for advanced swimmers stages 8+)
The programmes run alongside the term time
swimming lessons structure.
||Swim Coaching @ Hoo Sports Centre
||Eight and above
Synchro @ Medway Park
Seven and above
Swim Coaching @ Hoo Sports Centre
Eight and above
Swim Coaching @ Medway Park
Seven and above
Diving @ Medway Park
Lifeguarding @ Medway Park
Diving @ Medway Park
*Prices on request as will vary according to
number of weeks per term
discounts available for Premier members.
For more information and bookings:
Contact our swimming development officer
for more details 01634 336644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Rookie Lifeguarding?
Rookie Lifeguarding teaches Rookies
personal survival, water safety and rescue skills including
treading water, lifesaving tows and CPR. Aimed at age
8-12-year-olds to achieve bronze, silver and gold awards as part of
the part of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS)
developed by the Amateur Swimming Association.
Did you know Medway Sport also runs training including National
Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at
Work? Find out more on our training courses