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Normal centre opening hours

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

Crash courses

Find out more about crash courses.

Sessions

We have 3 session types at Strood pool:

  • member lane swim - dedicated lanes for adults with a pay monthly or annual membership
  • casual lane swim - suitable for those over 12 years of age, includes free swimming card users
  • family and casual swim - suitable for all, includes free swimming card users.

Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. See below for information on adult 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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Term timetable

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 7.45am to 9.15am - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 9.30am to 12pm - school swimming
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 1.30pm 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)
  • 7.45 to 8.45pm - swimming club (BLSC).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 7.45am to 9.15am
  • 1.30pm 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.

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 7.45am to 10am - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 10am to 10.45am - Aqua Zumba
  • 10.15am to 11.15am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 11.30am to 2pm - school swimming
  • 2.15pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 4pm to 6pm - family and casual swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 6pm to 7.45pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 6.30pm to 7.15pm - Aqua Zumba
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - swimming club (Maritime).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 7.45am to 10am
  • 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • 4pm to 6pm
  • 6pm to 7.45pm.

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

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 7.45am to 9.30am - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 9.30am to 12pm - school swimming
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.15pm to 7.45pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - swimming club (BLSC).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 7.45am to 9.40am
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

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

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 7.45am to 9.15am - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 9.30am to 12pm - school swimming
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - swimming club (Medway Tri)
  • 7.30pm to 8.45pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 7.45am to 9.15am
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

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

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 7.45am to 9.15am - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 9.30am to 12pm - school swimming
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 4pm to 6pm - swimming lessons
  • 6.30pm to 8.45pm - swimming club (CoRSC).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 7.45am to 9.15am
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

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)
  • 9.30am to 11.30am - swimming lessons
  • 11.45am to 1.15pm - casual and family swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 3pm to 5.30pm - swimming club (BLSC).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 11.45am to 1.15pm.

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)
  • 9.30am to 11.30am - swimming lessons
  • 11.45am to 2.30pm - family and casual swim (walk-in session including free swim cards)
  • 2.45pm to 3.45pm - member lane swim (bookable session)
  • 4pm to 5.30pm - swimming club (CoRSC).

Teaching pool

The teaching pool is open for the sessions running:

  • 11.45am to 2.30pm.

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

Half term timetable

  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 7.45am to 9.15am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - family and casual swim
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - family splash inflatable fun
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - swimming club.
  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 7.45am to 10am - casual lane swim
  • 10am to 10.45am - Aqua Zumba
  • 10.15am to 11.15am - member lane swim
  • 11.30am to 2pm - family and casual swim
  • 2.15pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - family and casual swim
  • 6pm to 7.45pm - casual lane swim
  • 6.30pm to 7.15pm - Aqua Zumba
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - swimming club.
  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 7.45am to 9.30am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - family and casual swim
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - family splash inflatable fun
  • 6.15pm to 7.30pm - member lane swim
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - swimming club.
  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 7.45am to 9.15am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - family and casual swim
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - family splash inflatable fun
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm - swimming club
  • 7.45pm to 8.45pm - casual lane swim.
  • 6.30am to 7.30am - member lane swim
  • 7.45am to 9.15am - casual lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - family and casual swim
  • 12.15pm to 1.15pm - member lane swim
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - casual lane swim
  • 4pm to 6pm - family splash inflatable fun (fully booked)
  • 6.30pm to 8.45pm - swimming club.
  • 8am to 9.15am - member lane swim
  • 9.30am to 11.30am - family and casual swim
  • 11.45am to 12.45pm - member lane swim
  • 1pm to 3pm - family and casual swim
  • 3pm to 5.30pm - swimming club.
  • 8am to 9am - member lane swim
  • 9.30am to 12pm - family and casual swim
  • 12pm to 2.30pm - family splash inflatable fun
  • 2.45pm to 3.45pm - member lane swim
  • 4pm to 5.30pm - swimming club.

Teaching pool

The teaching pool will be closed for crash courses on:

Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October from 8.30am to 10am.

Pool types

A traditional 25 metres by 16 metres rectangular tank pool with a depth of 1 metre to 2 metres.

It has 8 standard lanes when laned off.

It is mainly 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 and a gradual increase depth of 1 metre.

The teaching pool is used for:

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

The Hydrotherapy Pool is 9 metres by 5 metres with a maximum depth of 1.5 metres.

The pool is available for organised groups and mainly disabled groups. To arrange a session in the hydrotherapy pool, contact the centre.

The pool is also used for sessions organised by the centre.

Swimming prices

The prices 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.

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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 by emailing leisure@medway.gov.uk.

Swimming 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.

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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