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Medway Big Splash

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The Medway Big Splash


The Medway Big Splash weekend showcases aquatics and water based activities at Medway's Sports Centres.

The Medway Big Splash is run annually in January, starting with Mini Youth Games swimming event and finishing with our Disability Youth Games swimming event.


Inspired to learn to swim, or to improve your stroke? Find out more about the Medway Sport Swim Academy programme for all ages. We offer a wide range of swimming lessons, from tiny babies through to adults who want to improve their stroke. Whatever your ability or need, we can help throughout the year.


Medway Big Splash events

Medway Sports Centres' swimming pools all host free taster and fun sessions over the Big Splash weekend.

We also host distance swims where swimmers of all ages have the opportunity to achieve coveted Swim England achievement badges for 100m, 200m, 400m, 600m, 800m to 1000m, and the Medway Big Splash mile of 64 lengths.

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The 'It's a Knock-Out' style competition sees teams of four (to six) people battle it out in events including water polo, water volleyball, waboba, relay races, treasure hunt and a giant inflatable obstacle course. The event will return in Autumn 2018 with a workplace challenge for teams hosted at Strood Sports Centre.

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The Big Splash Swim Challenge is now solely working with our charity partner Medway NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund for this swimathon style event. All levels of fitness, all abilities and all ages are catered for and every participant receives a Big Splash certificate and medal.

You can choose to take on one of the following challenges:

Individual Challenges: 50m (2 lengths), 1k (40 lengths), 1.5k (60 lengths), 2k (80 lengths). 

Team challenges: 2k (80 lengths) or 5k (200 lengths) for up to 4 participants.

There will be an entry fee and/or fundraising pack associated with this event.

The Medway Big Splash Aquathlon

The Aquathlon event is managed and run by our club partners Medway Tri. 

To encourage all levels to take part in this multi-race format, all competitors will complete a separate run and swim, with distances determined by age group and or confidence.

Times for each discipline are added together to determine the fastest time and winner in each category.

2017 Results.

2018 Results.

Medway Sporting Legacy

Medway Clubs supporting the Big Splash event are:

If your club want to get involved email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk

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