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.

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 3 to 4 years: ducklings
  • school age beginners: stages 1 and 2
  • school age improver: stage 3.

We also offer aquatic development crash courses across sites during the holidays.

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

2021 Autumn courses

Our autumn course is running from 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021.

Medway Park crash course times

  • 8am: pre-school
  • 8am: stage 2
  • 8.30am: stage 1
  • 9.30am: stage 3.

Strood Sports Centre crash course times

  • 8.30am: pre school
  • 9am: stage 1
  • 9.30am: stage 2
  • 10am: stage 3.

Hoo Sports Centre crash course times

  • 8.30am: stage 1
  • 9am: stage 2.

Course costs

A 5-day crash courses of 30 minutes per day costs £35 for all 5 sessions.

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.