Dorchester Sports Centre

Reopening Plans at Dorchester Sports Centre

We are delighted to open our doors again on 25 July 2020 and start welcoming you back to Dorchester Sports Centre. We have missed you. Check our opening dates below:

* 25 July 2020 - gym to open to members.

* 1 August 2020 - group exercise classes to resume for members.

* 1 August 2020 -swimming pool open for members and public and swimming lessons resume

* 10 August 2020 - personal training resumes and AGP open

* New membership signs ups and PAYG group exercise/fitness suite coming soon!

We have been working hard to ensure we provide a safe environment for you to continue your health and fitness journey with us. We all have a role to play in keeping safe - please support us by kindly following these simple rules:

Gym and group exercise classes

* Gym sessions and classes only available to members at this present time. We will reopen for Pay as you Go customers soon.

* Only come to the Centre if you have a booking, as we are unable to accept any walk-ins at this time. All sessions must be pre-booked in advance via the 1610 app, online or via our contact centre.

* Opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 6.00am to 10:00pm (last entry 9:00pm).

* Use the allocated wait zones in reception when arriving and leave promptly at the end of your session to allow for equipment to be cleaned.

* Bring your own drinks as water fountains out of use.

* Bring your own mat for all sessions/classes excluding Group Cycle.

* Please no towels - use the paper towels provided to wipe down equipment after use.

* Lockers are available where safe to do so.

* Turn up ready to work out, as changing facilities and showers are out of use, unless using the toilets.

* Gym capacity = 24 bookable spaces. Class capacity will vary. 1m distancing for holistic classes and 2m for high intensity.

Swimming

* Pay as you Go swimming is available. All sessions must be pre-booked in advance via the 1610 app, online or via our contact centre.

* Turn up swim-ready in costume/shorts, as changing facilities are only available upon departure.

* Use the allocated wait zone in reception when arriving.

* Showers will not be available, however the cubical changing rooms will. You will have 10 minutes to leave the changing rooms following the end of your session to allow for cleaning.

* Main pool capacity = 54 / small pool capacity = 12. Both pools will be split into lanes (main pool = 3 lanes).

* Hoist is available if required, please call ahead.

Swimming lessons

* Arrive 5 minutes before the lesson. Turn up swim ready in costume/shorts as changing facilities only available upon departure. Please help children with goggles and hats before they enter the pool as teachers will not be able to assist.

* Wait in "swimming zone" outside until collected by a member of staff. You will enter through the swim only entrance to the lesson zone.

* Max of one parent per child to enter the building, and must remain seated within the gallery viewing area (reception will not be available for viewing due to other activities) for the duration of the lesson.

* Showers will not be available, however the cubical changing rooms will. You will have 10 minutes to leave the changing rooms following the end of your session to allow for cleaning.

* Bags and shoes to be placed in lockers.

* All stage 3 (yellow) lessons will now be in the main pool.

* Rising 4’s classes - one parent per child will be expected to assist the child in the water for the lesson.

Swimming lesson home portal

Full details of our reopening plans, safety measures and frequently asked questions can be found here. Keep an eye on this page for updates. Thank you for your support and patience.

This centre offers:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Studio
  • Free Parking
  • Dance Studio

Location and Contact Details

Contact Information

Dorchester Sports Centre
Coburg Road
Dorchester
DT1 2HR
E-mail info@1610.org.uk Telephone 01305 858400

Opening Times

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:

Dorchester Sports Centre - News & Updates

View more news

Upcoming events

  • Dorchester Dash 10k 2020

    11 Oct 2020

    Starting and finishing at Dorchester Sports Centre and heading out into beautiful local scenery including Maiden Castle.

  • Shepton Mallet 10k 2020

    25 Oct 2020

    The race will start and finish at Collett Park in the centre of Shepton Mallet, leaving the park crossing Charlton Road down past the town’s famous prison and weaving through the streets before escaping onto scenic country lanes.

Offers at Dorchester Sports Centre

Keep an eye on this page for details of new offers and promotions.

Offers

Book a class at Dorchester Sports Centre

At 1610 we offer a variety of classes for all abilities.

Class Timetable

Swimming at Dorchester Sports Centre

Whatever it is, our pool programme offers something for everyone to swim, splash, learn and enjoy!

Swimming Timetable

Become a member

Dorchester Sports Centre membership and pay as you go options

Membership & Price List