Free swimming for children and young people this summer holiday at Dorchester Sports Centre

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Dorset Council residents under the age of 16 can access free swimming from 25th July to the 4th of September at Dorchester Sports Centre.

Cllr Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Early Help said: 'We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide swimming to children and young people over the summer. It is an important and fun way for children and young people to have access to enriching physical activities and increase their confidence in and around the water. A huge thank you to the swimming pools and leisure centres participating, who have made their facilities available for our families.'

Advance booking is recommended before travelling to avoid disappointment. The offer does not extend to a free adult swim when accompanying children.

There is no restriction to the number of times children and young people can access this offer however, there will be a requirement to provide proof of living in the Dorset Council area.

Families who are looking for a wider range of summer activities can also take part in Summer in Dorset, a wide and vibrant collection of enriching activities that all include a nutritious meal. Young people who are eligible for benefit-related Free school meals, can access all Summer in Dorset free of charge.

If you have any questions regarding the free summer swimming offer at Dorchester Sports centre please contact, or for more information on 'Summer in Dorset', please contact

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer valid from 25th July - 4th September
  • Children MUST be from the Dorset Council postcode area
  • The offer applies to children aged 0-15 years
  • Parents must pay normal admission rate
  • This offer only applies to Just Swim/Just Lane sessions
  • Normal pool ratios apply