Water based

Water-based activities such as swimming are a great form of all-round exercise. It's ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy, whatever your age or ability.

Swimming is a lifelong skill that could save a life. If you can’t swim, it’s never too late to learn. Most pools cater for a variety of tastes and abilities, such as women-only classes, parent and toddler groups, and lessons for different age groups.

A 30-minute session of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity at the pool on one or more days a week will count towards your recommended weekly activity. But any improvement on what you currently do is good. Even small changes can make a big difference to your health and make you feel great.

Within Medway Council’s leisure centres, free swimming is available for under-11s and over-60s living in Medway during normal opening times. To take up the offer, residents will need proof that they live in Medway and will be able to do this with a free Medway City Card. All under-11s and those over-60 will need the card to take part in free swimming and can get one for free by applying for it on the Medway City Card website.

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