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Medway Big Splash

Medway Big Splash brandingThe Medway Big Splash weekend showcases aquatics and water based activities at Medway's Sports Centres and will return January 2018.


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 the ability or need, we can help.

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Medway Sports Centres swimming pools all host free family pool parties with large pool inflatable and splash fun, music, inflatables and raft games including an organised family gala with races and medals.

Also over the weekend our pool parties feature club and aquatic tasters sessions including aqua zorbs, diving, water polo, scuba, synchronised swimming, lifesaving and much more.


Big Splash Team Challenge logoThe Kent & Medway Business Splash Team Challenge.

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. To find out more visit here.


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How many miles can Medway swim?

The Medway Big Swim Challenge offers the public the chance to come together to amass lengths throughout the day.

It's is open to all ages, who can safely swim at least 25m and every participant receives a free Big Splash souvenir t-shirt and medal.

During the 2017 event participants swam a total of 3,280 lengths or 51.25 miles see full results.


The Medway Big Splash AquathlonBig Splash aquathlon

We launched a new Aquathlon event in association with Medway Tri for 2017.

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.

  • Race 1 - 150m swim then 1.5km run (9 to 14yrs)
  • Race 2 - 300m swim then 3km run (9yrs +)
  • Race 3 - 500m swim then 5km run (15yrs +)

Results  from 2017 can be found here .


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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