Swimming & lessons

Make a splash at Dover District Leisure Centre

Swimming at Dover District Leisure Centre

Swimming is a great way to stay physically active, whatever your age or ability. Whether you’re lane swimming to maintain and develop your fitness, splashing around with the family or learning to swim so that you can join in the fun, we have something for you!

Enjoy a range of swimming and pool activities for you and your whole family where you can have fun and be active together.

Learn to swim with our swimming lesson programme, book a swim session from our timetable or find out about our pool.

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Swimming lessons

Our team follows the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework to deliver swimming lessons. We use fun and games to build water confidence from the first splash to a lifetime of loving swimming and being safe in the water.

To learn more about our swimming lessons at Dover District Leisure Centre, click the button below.

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Casual swimming

A variety of casual swimming opportunities are available at Dover District Leisure Centre. This includes family fun and lane swimming, all with the additional use of our sauna and steam rooms.  

Adult swimming: £6.10 non-members / Free for members    

Older adult (65+) swimming: £5.30 non members / Free for members

Under 1’s go free  

Juniors: £4.90 non-members

To book your lane swim and view the timetable please click the link below.

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Take a virtual tour

Our pool facilities are well worth checking out. Want to see them before you visit? Check out our virtual tour at the link below.

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Sauna & steam

Take advantage of our sauna and steam rooms enjoying the benefits that they offer. Both are included in the price of your membership and casual swim.

Swimming memberships

We offer a range of Swim memberships that will allow you to enjoy your time in the pool – whether for fun or structured, fitness activity.

Take a look at what else is included in each membership type and learn how you can join today. 

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Inflatable fun

Make a splash at Dover District Leisure Centre!

Come and join our inflatable fun sessions. A fantastic day out, for the whole family.

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Aqua classes

Classes range from gentle to high impact so you can work hard and enjoy the support of the pool improving strength and fitness. Our classes include Aqua Fit, Aqua H.I.I.T and Aqua Fit (low intensity).

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SWIMTAG is the latest, waterproof wearable technology that helps you track your swim strokes, lengths, times and calories burned. You can enter challenges and competitions to compete against other swimmers or your own personal best.

SWIMTAG is free for members. Simply sign up for SWIMTAG at reception, or via the link below.

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Pool info

We have one pool to enjoy at Dover District Leisure Centre- our main County Standard Pool.

Main County Standard Pool
Length: 25m
Lanes: 8

We are proud to have an 8 lane, 25 metre County Standard pool which was built for the community of Dover District and surrounding areas. Due to being a County Standard Pool, this does mean that it is in high demand for competition Gala's as it is one of the few pools in the County that can accommodate them.

Gala season begins between September to March and so we close the steam and sauna area if there are more than 150 participants in a Gala. The steam and sauna will remain open if there are less than 150 participants. As well as that, when the pool is closed for a Gala, swim only members are offered free use of the gym / virtual spin studio.

During pool events, our car park will be busier than usual and so we ask clubs to recommend to participants to car share where possible.
As well as competition Galas, our pool also hosts events like birthday parties, holistic events, capsize training for wing clubs and school swimming sessions.