Hoo pool timetable | Medway Council

info Medway sports centres are open

Our sports centres have welcomed back customers in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

You can attend:

  • outdoor activities including outdoor fitness classes
  • football
  • athletics
  • gym sessions
  • pool sessions
  • sports halls for pre-booked and restricted activities
  • swimming lessons.

You must pre-book all sessions.

Read full details on our sports centre guidance.

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Swimming at Hoo

Our swimming pools will available for a range of pre-booked activities.

Lane swimming

During member and casual swim sessions, our main pool is lane swimming only. Numbers will be limited to enable social distancing.

For swimmers aged 16 and over, you can pre-book a lane for a one hour slot.

Find out more about booking your swimming session online.

Family and pre-school swimming sessions

Family swimming sessions are available at our pools. These sessions are for household bubbles of up to 6 people.

The sessions will be available in:

  • our teaching pools
  • laned spaces within the main pools.

The weekly family swim sessions are on Sundays between 12pm and 1pm every week.

During the second week of the Easter school holidays, we will offer extra family swimming sessions.

These sessions will be at the usual school swimming session times.

This is subject to availability.

We also offer pre-school swimming sessions in our teaching pool. These sessions are for up to 4 members of the same household (children must be under 5 years old).

Booking family or pre-school swimming sessions

All family and pre-school swimming sessions must be pre-booked over the phone up to 7 days in advance.

Families can only book 1 session per week.

Sessions are subject to availability.

Normal swimming admission prices apply. Membership and Medway Free Swimming cards can be used.

Parent to child ratios for family and pre-school swimming

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions our policy has been amended. This is to support social distancing in these sessions.

The new ratios are:

  • children aged 8 to 16 will need to have 1 adult for every 5 children
  • children aged 5 to 7 will need to have 1 adult per every 3 children
  • children under 5 will need to have 1 adult for every 2 children.

Safety and hygiene measures

To help keep yourself and others safe, please come swim ready and pre-shower at home.

Changing rooms will be available. Please minimise the amount of time spent in them.

We recommend you use the same cubicle pre and post-swim. All cubicles will be cleaned for the next session.

Lockers can be used in the same way. Make sure you bring the correct change. Lockers at Hoo Sports Centre are £1.

No personal belongings or swim-aid equipment can be taken poolside. This includes:

  • towels
  • floats
  • drinks.

Pool shoes are encouraged.

Spectators are not allowed poolside or in the gallery. Only customers booked for specific activities will be allowed in the centre.

Read our full COVID-19 guidance to prepare for your swim.

Term time pool timetable

View our term times.

Main pool

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - casual lane swim
  • 9am to 10am - casual lane swim
  • 10:30am to 11:30am - private school swim
  • 12pm to 1pm - casual lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - private school swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 8pm to 9pm - casual lane swim

Teaching pool - pre-school swim sessions

  • 9am to 10am
  • 12pm to 1pm

Main pool

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - casual lane swim
  • 9am to 10am - casual lane swim
  • 10.30am to 11.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 12pm to 1pm - casual lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - private club swim
  • 8pm to 9pm - private club swim

Teaching pool - pre-school swim sessions

  • 9am to 10am
  • 10.30am to 11.30am
  • 1.30ppm to 2.30pm

Main pool

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 10.30am - casual lane swim
  • 11am to 12pm - casual lane swim
  • 1pm to 3pm - private school swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 8pm to 9pm - casual lane swim

Teaching pool

  • no scheduled sessions

Main pool

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - casual lane swim
  • 9am to 10am - casual lane swim
  • 10.30am to 11.30am - casual lane swim
  • 12pm to 1pm - casual lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm - private booking
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 8pm to 9pm - casual lane swim

Teaching pool - pre-school sessions

  • 9am to 10am
  • 10.30am to 11.30am
  • 12pm to 1pm

Main pool

  • 7.30am to 8.30am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 10am - casual lane swim
  • 11am to 12pm - casual lane swim
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 2pm to 3pm - private school swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 8pm to 9pm - casual lane swim

Teaching pool

  • no scheduled sessions

Main pool

  • 8am to 9am - members lane swim
  • 9.30am to 10.30am - casual lane swim
  • 11am to 12pm - family swim
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 2pm to 3pm - family swim

Teaching pool - pre-school swim sessions

*9.30am to 10.30am * 1.45pm to 2.45pm

Main pool

  • 8am to 12pm - swimming lessons
  • 12pm to 1pm - casual lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm - casual lane swim

Teaching pool - pre-school swim sessions

  • 12pm to 1pm
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm

School holiday timetable

Pool opening hours are different during term time to school holidays.

View the school term dates

Further information 

  • You must book your session before you arrive. 
  • Member lane swim is for all monthly and annual paying members.
  • Casual lane swim is open to members and non-members.

Cancellation policy

If you can no longer attend your session you can cancel an online booking online. We do not give refunds.

If you have not booked online and wish to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice so we have the opportunity to resell the space. We will not refund on the day cancellations unless we are able to resell that space.

If you do not show for a booking we will operate a policy of 3 no shows within 1 month = 1 month online booking ban.

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
  • Book of 12 sessions: £63

View our membership options

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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