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Kate Burn
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Free taster swim sessions at Dorking Sports Centre

Dorking Sports Centre is offering free taster swim sessions for adults and children during the February half term.

  • The taster session aims to give children, teenagers and adults the opportunity to develop some of the fundamental skills required for swimming while encouraging them to get involved in the Pool’s swim school programmes
  • Free taster sessions will take place on Tuesday 14th at 9.00am – 10.00am and Wednesday 15th at 9.00am – 10.00am in the Main Pool
  • They will also take place in the Teach Pool on Tuesday 14th at 12.00pm – 1.00pm and Wednesday 15th at 10.30am – 11.30am


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

This is an exciting opportunity for the local community. The sessions will be great fun and I’m sure the children and adults alike will thoroughly enjoy themselves. We feel that it is really important to get the local community active.

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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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