Medway Park's swimming pools have a tiered seating area for spectators of casual swimming as well as competitive events.

Swimming facilities include:

  • a 25 metre 6-lane swimming pool
  • a segregated shallow section
  • a warm water teaching pool
  • a diving pool
  • accessible changing facilities.

View our swimming pool timetable

Swimming lessons

All of our swimming pools offer swimming lessons as part of the Medway Sport Swim Academy Programme.

The lessons are for different ages and abilities, from parent and baby to adults. To find out more, visit our swimming lessons page.

Medway free swimming card

If you’re under 16 or over 60, we’ve got swimmingly good news for you, you can swim for free at:

  • Medway Park
  • Strood Sports Centre
  • Hoo Sports Centre
  • The Strand.

To find out more and apply, visit our Medway swim card page.

Medway aquatic clubs

Medway Park hosts aquatic clubs offering coaching in:

  • swimming
  • diving
  • lifesaving
  • sub aqua.

View our aquatic clubs.

Swimming pool admission policy for children

Children under 4

Children under 4 years old must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person over the age of 16 on a 1:1 ratio.

The ratio becomes 1:2 if any child under 4 is wearing a suitable buoyancy aid that is ‘kite marked’ or carries a BS EN number.

Buoyancy aids accepted under this policy are those that fully support the child's weight in the water and remain secure in and out of the water, for example, armbands, or a float jacket or suit.

Buoyancy aids that are handheld, such as floats, are not considered appropriate.

Children aged 4 to 7

Children aged 4 to 7 must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person over the age of 16, with no more than 2 children per responsible person.

Responsible person over the age of 16 may supervise up to 3 children aged between 4 to 7 years of age in the Teaching Pool or a designated ‘controlled area’, such as a boom pool or laned off section of shallow water.

Children aged 8 to 11

Children aged 8 to 11 years of age must be accompanied into the facility by a responsible person over the age of 16 years.

The responsible person is not required to enter the water but must remain within the facility and supervise the children.

Children aged 11 and over

No accompaniment is necessary.

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