Serving Medway's rural communities on the Peninsula, Hoo Sports Centre offers a range of swimming facilities as well as weekly fitness classes and a fully functioning fitness suite.
Swimming facilities include:
- 25-metre swimming pool
- swimming lessons
- teaching pool
- swim-fit programme
- inflatable family splash sessions
- pool and inflatable hire for parties.
View our swimming pool timetable.
All of Medway’s swimming pools offer swimming lessons as part of the Medway Sport Swim Academy Programme. The lessons are for different ages and abilities, from parent and baby to adults. To find out more and book, visit our swimming lessons page.
Medway free swimming card
If you’re under 16 or over 60, we’ve got swimmingly good news for you. You can swim for free at Medway Park, Strood Sports Centre, Hoo Sports Centre, Splashes and The Strand. To find out more and apply, visit our Medway swim card page.
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.