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The Harpers Fitness Dorking Contract includes Dorking Sports Centre. Harpers Fitness caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK Harpers has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Dorking Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Contact Details

Kate Burn
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174


It’s the final countdown…Dorking Sports Centre celebrates 100 days until the Olympics with a range of swimming activities

On Wednesday 18th April there are only 100 days until the Olympic opening ceremony and to get people into the sporting spirit, Dorking Sports Centre is offering children the chance to swim for free with a paying adult and the opportunity to win a swimming bag for the first 100 swimmers.

  • This exclusive swimming offer will run from 18th – 22nd April and is aimed to encourage more children to get active and enjoy swimming
  • There will also be a fun family inflatable session at 5pm on 21st April that will see parents and children celebrating the 100 days Olympic countdown


Ceri Grimwood, Contract Manager at Dorking Sports Centre, said:

We’re really looking forward to hosting this event to encourage people to get more involved with swimming activities. This event is also about making families aware of the fun that can be had together in the water and get the whole family exercising with the family inflatable session. The countdown to the Olympics starts now and what better way to mark it other than getting people involved with swimming and hopefully nurturing young talent for future Olympic games.

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Dorking Sports Centre helps local children find their fins

Dorking Sports Centre and local nursery, Active Learning have teamed up to help local toddlers aged three to four years develop their swimming skills, as the Amateur Swimming Association suggests that half of children cannot swim 25 metres unaided by the time they have left primary school.

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Harvey to the rescue!

Harvey King, aged 19 from Dorking, is a personal trainer at Dorking Sports Centre and has recently been commended for an act of bravery by the Surrey Police force. Harvey has been awarded the Chief Constable’s Commendation award in recognition of his courage after witnessing an attempted theft. 

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