Crash courses

Our crash courses are a perfect way to introduce swimming with a week of daily lessons to increase intensity and learning capacity or to top up on stamina, skills and water confidence.

2020 dates

  • Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October

2021 dates

  • Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
  • Tuesday 6 April to Friday 9 April
  • Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April

About our swimming lessons

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

  • pre-school: Ducklings (White Hats)
  • beginners: Stages 1 and 2 (Yellow Hats)
  • improver: Stages 3 and 4 ( Orange Hats)

Our swimming lessons are given by fully qualified instructors who will guide pupils through the Swim England Learn to Swim programme.

In line with government guidelines, we are introducing the following new temporary measures to keep our customers and staff safe:

  • reduced classes: 4 to 6 pupils per class
  • one parent or guardian to come to site with each child
  • up to stage 2: a parent or guardian must join their child in the water
  • arrive 'beach ready'
  • changing rooms, post wash-off showers and lockers will be available

Course costs

Crash courses of 30 minutes each per day cost:

  • £35 for a week of lessons, from Monday to Friday
  • £28 for lessons from Tuesday to Friday 

Book a course

To book a course, or further information email swimlesson@medway.gov.uk or phone the sports centre:

  • Strood: 01634 333 933
  • Medway Park: 01634 336 655
  • Hoo: 01634 333 958