Strood 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 Strood

Our swimming pools are 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 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'll offer extra family swim sessions.

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

This is subject to availability.

Pre-school swimming sessions

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.

Check the term time timetable to see the session times.

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.

Sessions are subject to availability. Families can book one session per week.

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 are 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 Strood Sports Centre are 50p.

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 coronavirus guidance to prepare for your swim.

Normal centre opening hours

Monday to Friday 6.30am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm

Term time timetable

Main pool

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 8am to 9am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - private school swim
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - member lane swim
  • 2pm to 3pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.15pm to 7.15pm - family lane swim
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - private club swim

Teaching pool pre-school swim sessions

  • 2pm to 3pm

Main pool

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - casual lane swim
  • 8am to 9am - member lane swim
  • 10am to 11am - casual lane swim
  • 11.30am to 12.30pm - private school swim
  • 1pm to 2pm - private school swim
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - private club swim

Teaching pool pre-school swim sessions

  • 10am to 11am
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Main pool

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 8am to 9am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - private school swim
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - member lane swim
  • 2pm to 3pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.15pm to 7.15pm - member lane swim
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - private club swimming

Teaching pool pre-school swim sessions

  • 2pm to 3pm

Main pool

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - casual lane swim
  • 8am to 9am - member lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - private school swim
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 2pm to 3pm - member lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.15pm to 7.15pm - casual lane swim
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - member lane swim

Teaching pool pre-school swim sessions

  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • 2pm to 3pm

Main pool

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 8am to 9am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - private school swim
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 2pm to 3pm - member lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 8.45pm - private swim club

Teaching pool pre-school swim sessions

  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • 2pm to 3pm
  • 8am to 9am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 11.30am - swimming lessons
  • 12pm to 1pm - member lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 3pm to 5.30pm - private club swim

Teaching pool pre-school swim sessions

  • 12pm to 1pm
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • 8am to 9am - member lane swim
  • 9am to 11.30am - swimming lessons
  • 12pm to 1pm - family swim
  • 2pm to 3pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 5.30pm - club hire

Teaching pool pre-school swim sessions

  • 2pm to 3pm

School holiday timetable

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

Swimming prices

Prices stated below include the 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
  • School: £2.80 per pupil (day admission fee does not apply)
  • 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.

Cancellation policy

Any online booking can be cancelled online if you can no longer attend, refunds will not be offered.
 
If you have not booked online and wish to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice so we have opportunity to re sell the space. On the day cancellation cannot be refunded 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.
 
You must book your activity in advance.

Private lane and pool hire

Schools, parties and clubs can hire lanes or the pool by emailing 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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