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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Our sports centres have welcomed back customers in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

You can attend:

  • outdoor activities including outdoor fitness classes
  • football 
  • athletics
  • gym sessions
  • pool sessions
  • sports halls for pre-booked and restricted activities
  • swimming lessons.

You must pre-book all sessions.

Read full details on our sports centre guidance.

Important information for parents and guardians

Due to the social distancing guidelines for swimming lessons, only one parent or guardian per child is allowed poolside.

Class sizes will remain reduced in line with distancing and safety requirements.

You will be asked to enter the water with your child as the teacher is teaching from the side only (up to stage 2).

We are automatically applying any existing credit for swimming lessons owing from before lockdown to customer accounts for the new term of swimming lessons.

See swimming lesson term dates.

How to book swimming lessons

Please check the timetables are shown below for the day, time and stage at each of our sites before enquiring about availability.

You can request to book swimming lessons online.

If a space is available, we will call you to confirm and take payment for your booking. If there are no spaces, you won't receive a call back.

You can also phone a centre to book and pay over the phone:
  • Hoo Sports Centre: 01634 333 958
  • Medway Park: 01634 336 655
  • Strood Sport Centre: 01634 333 933

Swimming lesson timetables


Swimming lessons are booked as a course and cost:

  • £7.25 for adults
  • £7.25 for children
  • £22.50 for one-to-one

One-to-one lessons

One-to-one lessons are on offer for both adults and children. These lessons are ideal for those who need help to progress or want to improve stamina and stroke in a supported and secure environment.

The lessons cost £22.50 per 30 minutes. You can also enjoy a swim before or after your lesson subject to the pool timetable.

Email for more information and bookings.

Casual swimming

Swimming pool timetables