About our swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons:

  • are given by fully qualified instructors from Swim England's Learn to Swim programme
  • are taught every day of the week during term time
  • are held at all of Medway's sports centres: Cozenton ParkHoo Sports Centre , Medway Park Sports Centre, and Strood Sports Centre
  • offer the chance to gain distance awards
  • let you achieve levels and awards that are nationally recognised
  • offer an online parent portal and payment system.


Swimming lessons are booked as a course and cost:

  • £8.50 per 45-minute lesson for adults 
  • £8.50 per 30-minute lesson for children  

For swimming lesson details and course availability, email us on swimlesson@medway.gov.uk.

Find out more information about Swim England's Learn to Swim Programme.

Medway Sport Swim Teacher Academy

Medway Sport run a swim teacher academy in partnership with Swim UK, Functional skills and Swim England. We provide:

  • teacher training
  • mentoring
  • support to develop swimming teachers.

This programme will include gaining your swim teacher level 1 and level 2 qualifications and offers employment within our swimming lesson programme. 

If you're interested in finding out more about this programme email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.

Medway Sport Swim Academy

The Medway Sport Swim academy follows the Swim England Learn to Swim programme.

We aim to deliver high quality swimming lessons in a relaxed, fun and safe environment. The programme offers classes for all ages and abilities with fully qualified Swim England instructors. 

Alpha Step

The Alpha Step Awards are designed to build confidence in those who may need more support during their swimming lessons.

They are particularly good for a shy or timid child, a nervous adult and some people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

The Alpha Step Awards reward the development of the early stages of buoyancy, coordination, spatial awareness, breathing, and entering and leaving the pool safely.

To book onto our Alpha Step course, email swimlesson@medway.gov.uk.