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Crash courses

Find out more about crash courses.

Sessions

We have 5 session types at Hoo pool: 

  • member lane swim - dedicated lanes for adults with a pay monthly or annual membership
  • casual lane swim - suitable for those over 12 years, including free swimming card users
  • family and casual lane swim - suitable for all including free swimming card users
  • adult lane swim - suitable for customers aged 16 and over
  • family splash - an inflatable fun session. You cannot use free swimming cards for these sessions.

Please contact the centre to make sure family splash sessions are running as a private party may be booked.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible person, please be aware of our responsible person to child ratios.

Private sessions are not open to the public.

You can only pre-book sessions if:

  • you are a member
  • the session has 'bookable session' next to it on the timetable. 

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Discount sessions

We have special discounted swimming sessions that are only £1 per person. These sessions are:

  • Tuesday 1pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Friday 11am to 12.45pm.
  • 7.30am to 9.15am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 9.30am to 10.15am - aqua fit
  • 10.30am to 12pm - school swimming
  • 12pm to 1.30pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - school swimming
  • 4pm to 7.45pm - family and casual swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 8pm to 9pm - members lane swim (bookable session).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 9.30am to 10.15am
  • 12pm to 1.30pm
  • 4pm to 7.45pm.

During the school holidays, school swimming and lessons will be family swim sessions and crash courses will be running.

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - member lane swim
  • 8.45 to 9:45am - casual lane swim
  • 9.45am to 11.45am - school swimming
  • 11.45am to 12.45pm - member lane swim
  • 1pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 9pm - club private hire (Medway Tri).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 8.45am to 9.45am
  • 1pm to 3.30pm.

During the school holidays, school swimming and lessons will be family swim sessions and crash courses will be running.

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 8.45am to 10.45am - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 10.45 to 11.30am - aqua fit
  • 11.30am to 1.30pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm - school swimming
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6pm to 7.45pm - family and casual swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 8pm to 9pm - member lane swim (bookable session).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 11.30am to 1.30pm
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • 6pm to 7.45pm.

During the school holidays, school swimming and lessons will be family swim sessions and crash courses will be running.

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - member lane swim
  • 8.45am to 9.45am - casual lane swim
  • 10am to 11.30am - school swimming
  • 11.45am to 12.45pm - member lane swim
  • 1pm to 2.15pm - staff training
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6pm to 7pm - family and casual swim
  • 7pm to 7.45pm - aqua
  • 8pm to 9pm - club private hire (Synchro).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 8.45am to 9.45am
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • 6pm to 7pm.

During the school holidays, school swimming and lessons will be family swim sessions and crash courses will be running.

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - members lane swim (bookable session)
  • 8.45am to 12.45pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 12.45pm to 1.45pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 2pm to 3.30pm - school swimming
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6pm to 7.30pm - swimming club (Medway Tri)
  • 7.30 to 9pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 7.30pm to 9pm.

During the school holidays, school swimming and lessons will be family swim sessions and crash courses will be running.

  • 8am to 9am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 9.15am to 12.30pm - family and casual swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 1pm to 3pm - family splash or private party booking (please ring to check the family splash session is running).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 9.15am to 12.30pm.

During the school holidays, school swimming and lessons will be family swim sessions and crash courses will be running.

  • 8am to 10am - swimming lessons
  • 10.15 to 11.15am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 11.45 to 1pm - family and casual swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 1.30pm to 2.45pm - family splash or private booking (please ring to check the family splash session is running)
  • 3pm to 6pm - swimming club (Medway Tri).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 11.45am to 1pm.

During the school holidays, school swimming and lessons will be family swim sessions and crash courses will be running.

Pool types

A traditional 25 metres by 10 metres rectangular tank pool with a depth of 0.85 metres to 2 metres.

It has 4 standard lanes when laned off.

It is used for:

  • casual swimming
  • fitness swimming
  • aqua classes
  • clubs
  • galas
  • schools
  • lessons.

A 12 metres by 7 metres pool with wide tiled steps one end with a gradual increase depth of 0.85 metres.

The teaching pool is used for:

  • families
  • weaker swimmers
  • pre school children
  • lessons.

Pool admission policy for children

Children under 4

Children under 4 years of age 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 years of age 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.

Swimming prices

Prices stated below include centre day admission fee. If you have an annual centre admission pass the day admission fee will be deducted from this price

  • adult: £6.30
  • under 16s: £4.30
  • over 60s: £4.30
  • disability swim: £2.90.

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Free swimming cards

Under 16s and over 60s can swim for free with the Medway free swimming card. You must present your valid card at reception when arriving for any pre-booked swim.

Private lane and pool hire

Schools, parties and clubs can hire lanes or the pool be emailing hoo.leisure@medway.gov.uk

Terms and conditions

Times and sessions are correct at the time of publication.

All sessions are subject to availability and may change at short notice.

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