About our swimming lessons

2021 Term dates

  • Winter Term Monday 4 January to Sunday 28 March 2021 (excluding half term 15 to 21 February 2021).
    This is an 11 week term and costs £79.75 payable in advance.
  • Spring term Monday 19 April to Sunday 18 July 2021 (excluding half term 31 May to 6 June 2021).
    This is a 13 week term and costs £94.25 payable in advance.
  • Our current term is fully booked (Monday 7 September to Sunday 13 December 2020 - excluding half term 26 October to 1 November 2020)

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

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About our swimming lessons

All of Medway’s swimming pools offer swimming lessons as part of the Medway Sport Swim Academy Programme. The lessons are for different ages and abilities, including:

  • parent and baby
  • baby to pre-school
  • pre-school - Ducklings (White Hats)
  • beginners - Stages 1 and 2 (Yellow Hats)
  • improver - Stages 3 and 4 ( Orange Hats)
  • advanced - Stages 5 and 6 (Red Hats)
  • Stroke, Stamina, Technique improvements
  • Stages 7 and 8 (Blue Hats)
  • Stage 9 (Green hats)
  • Stage 10 (Purple hats)
  • Adults

Our swimming lessons:

  • are given by fully qualified instructors who will guide pupils through the Swim England Learn to Swim programme
  • are taught every day of the week during term time
  • are held at Medway Park, Strood Sports Centre and Hoo Sports Centre
  • offer the chance to gain distance awards
  • let you achieve levels and awards that are nationally recognised

Lifeguard training

We also offer rookie lifeguard training for those seven years and older. For swimming lesson details and course availability, email us on swimlesson@medway.gov.uk.

Swim England’s Learn to Swim Programme

Find out more information about the Learn to Swim Programme.