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Medway Sport Swim Academy

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Medway Sport Swim Academy is proud to be following the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, where fully-qualified instructors will guide you through your learning.

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 swimmers.

Even if you haven't swum for years, we have a lesson for you. Lessons take place in the fSwin Academyollowing centres:

All courses have a limit to the number of pupils that can attend. Should a course be full, a waiting list is available. 

Weekly lessons run in school term time only and must be booked and paid for in advance. See more about our school holiday crash courses below.

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 bookings.


The current term runs 8 Jan to 25 March:

  • £6.95 per lesson (£69.50 for 10 week term for Monday-Sunday lessons)  lesson
  • Premier Members receive a 30 per cent discount on lessons.

The next term runs from 16 April to 22 July (half term 28 May-3 June)

  • £6.95 per lesson (£90.35 for 13 weeks).
  • Due to Bank Holiday, Monday lessons will be 12 weeks £83.40.

Call our swimming lessons coordinator on 01634 336644 or ask at your nearest pool for the latest course information and bookings.


New 1-to-1 lessons on offer

Medway Park are offering the opportunity for adults and children to benefit from dedicated tuition in a instructed 1-to-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-to-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.

Contact Denise.todd@medway.gov.uk 01634 336644 for further information and bookings.


Learn to Swim Programme - The Stages 

Our Learn to Swim Programme begins from birth through to stage 10 and includes the opportunity to also gain distance awards. Every Swim England Award and stage has a specific criteria and outcomes which are nationally recognised.                                                                           

Parent and baby (Age up to 18 months)

Bonding adult and child in the water, learning together through play to build confidence in the water.  A great social gathering, lots of fun and useful knowledge to be gained.

Parent and toddler (Age 18 months to three years)

Group activity and sing-a-long. First introduction to underwater submerges including early technique of breathing.

Pre-School (age 3+) (Ducklings)

Our pre-school swimming lessons programme for beginners. Independent lessons with maximum eight children per instructor.

Stages one and two

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

Introducing skills, dolphin leg action and improving the body position, moving up to a distance of 10 metres on their front and back.

Stages five and six

Introducing stroke technique to a recognisable level, survival skills and visits to the deep end of the pool.

Stages seven and eight Mum and daughter swimming at Strood Sports Centre

Improving stroke technique to a good standard. Pupils gain personal survival awards and improve stamina. Introducing tumble turns.

Stages nine and ten

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.

Adult lessons 

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.


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. We also encourage children to wear goggles to help them see when their faces are in the water and babies must wear waterproof nappies, both available from reception.

Holiday crash courses 

Book an intensive week of swimming lessons during the school holidays for just £30

Customer testimonial:

"Our daughter has been to the Swim Academy Crash Course this week and already, by day-two, she has become so confident."

For more information call our swimming lessons coordinator on 01634 336644, email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk or make your booking at reception today.

Medway Sport Aquatic Development Centre Girl swimming

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.


  • diving
  • rookie lifeguard
  • synchronised swimming
  • swim coaching (for advanced swimmers stages 8+) 

The programmes run alongside the term time swimming lessons structure.

Day Session Time Swim Stages
Monday Swim Coaching @ Hoo Sports Centre 7pm to 8pm Eight and above


Synchro @ Medway Park

4pm to 4.45pm

4.45pm to 5.30pm

5.30pm to 6.15pm





Swim Coaching @ Hoo Sports Centre

7pm to 8pm

Eight and above


Swim Coaching @ Medway Park

7.30 to 8.15pm

Seven and above



Rookie Lifeguarding @ Medway Park

5pm to 5.45pm

6pm to 6.45pm

6.45pm to 7.30pm





Diving @ Medway Park

6.30pm to 7.15pm

7.15pm to 8pm 




*Prices on request as will vary according to number of weeks per term.

Swimming lesson discounts available for Premier members. For more information and bookings:

Contact our swimming development officer for more details 01634 336644 or email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk


What is Rookie Lifeguarding?

Rookie Lifeguarding teaches personal survival, water safety and rescue skills including treading water, lifesaving tows and CPR. Aimed at age 8 to 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.

Training Courses

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 page.