Welcome to North Dorset Turbos Swimming Club. 

We train at the RiversMeet Leisure Centre in Gillingham, Dorset (Hardings Lane SP8 4HX).

Joining North Dorset Turbos

We usually take swimmers who are 8 or older and who have completed at least Level 7 Learn to Swim lessons – or equivalent. If your swimmer is keen to take their swimming to the next level and would like to compete with other swimmers in the region, please contact us in the first instance to discuss your swimmer’s suitability for a free trial (Liam Carey - chairpersondt@gmail.com). Your swimmer may be invited for a second free trial, after which they could be offered a place in one of our squads.


The club was established in 2003 by former Head Coach Chris Gassmann and others to provide opportunities for competitive swimmers in the Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sturminster Newton and Mere areas to meet and train. Our members are aged between 8 and 18 years old and have achieved Level 7 of Learn to Swim.