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Kate Burn
Manifest Communications
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Local girl finds confidence in the water with Dorking Sports Centre

Isabelle Tupper, aged eight from Newdigate, suffers from Global Developmental Delay, Epilepsy and Visual Impairment. As she has a severe learning disability, Isabelle has limited independent movement and relies heavily on the use of a wheelchair.

  • As a baby, Isabelle attended weekly swimming classes at Dorking Sports Centre and from an early age she loved being in water
  • Attending swimming lessons every Tuesday at the centre for the past six years, Isabelle can now swim 5 meters unaided on her back and is now concentrating on learning to swim on her front
  • The tremendous joy Isabelle gets from her new skills delights everybody that witnesses her amazing progress


Geoff Evans, Contract Manager at Dorking Sports Centre commented:

Isabelle is a fantastic example of a young girl who has put the time and effort in to improving her strength and skills and has succeeded. Isabelle is an extra special case as she naturally has so little movement, however, due to her tremendous hard work and great support of the instructors at the centre, Isabelle has come along leaps and bounds. We’re so proud to have been a part of Isabelle’s success and look forward to continuing to work with her to improve her swimming skills.


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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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