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Outdoor swimming pools - Strand
Strand Leisure Pool and Park is one of
Medway's most popular outdoor attractions.
The main pool has six 25-metre lanes opening out into a large
And, running around the outside the main pool, is England's
largest lazy river, which is 300m in circumference.
There is also a circular children's paddling pool.
Swimming pool opening times
The pools are open from late May to 4 September.
Opening times are subject to change during adverse weather
- Monday to Friday - 10am to 5pm;
- Weekends and daily during school holidays - 10am to
Free swimming is available for under-11s and over-60s
living in Medway during normal opening times. 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-11s and those over-60 will need the card to take part
in free swimming and can get one for free by applying for it online
at Medway City Card, or by
completing a form available from leisure centres.
Adult to child ratios
Eight-year-olds and younger must be accompanied in the water by
an adult. An adult is a 16-year-old or older. Three-year-olds and
younger must have an adult in the water with them at all times. One
adult may accompany no more than two four to seven-year-olds.