All of Medway’s swimming pools offer swimming lessons that are available for different ages and abilities.

Find out more about our swimming lessons.

Please note: swimming lessons will not run during school holidays. Crash courses will continue to run as normal.

2019 lesson timetable

Bonding adult and child in the water, learning together through play to build confidence in the water.

A great social gathering, lots of fun and useful knowledge to be gained.

Note: Waterproof nappies should be worn.

Lessons are on:

  • Wednesdays at 11.30am

Group activity and sing-along.

First introduction to underwater submerges, including early technique of breathing.

Lessons are on:

  • Wednesdays at 10am, 10.30am and 11am
  • Thursdays at 9.30am, 10am and 10.30am
  • Sundays at 12noon

A child's first independent lesson, safety skills introduced and flotation learnt.

Lessons are on:

  • Wednesdays at 9.30am and 12noon
  • Thursdays at 11am

Pupils learn safety aspects of the pool and water confidence.

They go on to achieve independent movement in the water to a distance of five metres on their front and back.

Lessons are on:

  • Mondays at 4pm and 4.30pm
  • Thursdays at 4pm
  • Saturdays at 9.30am
  • Sundays at 10.30am and 12.30pm

Lessons are on:

  • Mondays at 4pm, 5pm and 5.30pm
  • Tuesdays at 4pm
  • Fridays at 4pm
  • Saturdays at 8am
  • Sundays at 10am and 11am

Introducing skills, dolphin leg action and improving the body position, moving up to a distance of 10 metres on their front and back.

Lessons are on:

  • Mondays at 4.30pm and 6pm
  • Tuesdays at 4.30pm
  • Thursdays at 4.30pm
  • Fridays at 4.30pm
  • Saturdays at 8.30am

Lessons are on:

  • Mondays at 5pm
  • Tuesdays at 5pm
  • Wednesdays at 4pm and 4.30pm
  • Thursdays at 5pm
  • Fridays at 5pm
  • Saturdays at 9am
  • Sundays at 9am and 9.30am

Introducing stroke technique to a recognisable level, survival skills, and visits to the deep end of the pool.

Lessons are on:

  • Tuesdays at 5.45pm
  • Wednesdays at 5.15pm and 5.45pm
  • Thursdays at 5.45pm
  • Fridays at 5.30pm
  • Sundays at 8.30am

Lessons are on:

  • Mondays at 5.30pm
  • Tuesdays at 6.15pm
  • Wednesdays at 6.15pm
  • Thursdays at 6.15pm

Improving stroke technique to a good standard, and introducing tumble turns.

Pupils gain personal survival awards and improve stamina, with the opportunity to work towards bronze, silver and gold medallions.

Lessons are on:

  • Tuesdays at 7pm

Beginners

  • Mondays at 7.30pm and 8.15pm

Improvers

  • Wednesdays at 8.15pm and 9.15pm

Lessons are on:

  • Thursdays at 7pm and 7.30pm

Learn to swim like a mermaid or shark, complete with tail and fin.

For stage 5+ swimmers only.

Lessons are on:

  • Mondays at 6pm and 6.45pm

Booking swimming lessons

Weekly lessons run in school term time and must be booked and paid for in advance.

If a swimming lesson is full, you will join the waiting list.

For details and course availability email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 336 655.

Find out more about our swimming lessons.


 

Disney inspired family fun swim sessions

Saturdays from 10.30am to 11.15am at Splashes

Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 1.15pm at Splashes

Join us for new Disney inspired themed pool adventures, with Disney’s most-loved characters including Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 11years.

£5 per session parent goes free.