Dorking Swimming Club

Please see the Fees page for current membership options and club fees, as well as contact details for the correct membership secretary.

Applicants should be aware, before completing the application form that Dorking Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club and that it's members will be expected to compete at a level appropriate to their ability.

After an application has been received a trial by our Membership Secretary, they will arrange with the Coaching team a suitable trial session and the coaches will assess the swimmers ability and squad placement. If a vacancy exists then the applicant will be invited to join the club.

Which squad suits you best ?

Dorking Swimming Club is structured into a number of swimming squads according to a swimmer's age and availability to train regularly at the different squad ability levels. We have a Development Section for the youngest swimmers and then a full range of competitive and recreational squads for all ages so that each swimmer may be offered professional training in groups with others of a similar age and ability.

Development section

Parents are invited to discuss the aims of the development section and other aspects of joining the Club with these coaches and complete an application form. The coach will discuss the most appropriate squad for your child and confirm acceptance of a place to the Membership Secretary. Parents will need to complete an Swim England membership and our membership and medical form before they are able to participate in swimming sessions. The Membership Secretary will invoice parents for training and Club membership fees.

Competitive Squads for the under 18s

New members seeking to join one of these competitive squads are initially invited to register for a swimming trial with the Membership Secretary. The Membership Secretary will liaise with the coaches of the appropriate competitive squads to arrange a trial. Parents must complete the DSC Membership and Medical Form before any trial may take place.

After the trial, the coach will discuss with parents the most appropriate squad for their child and notify the Membership Secretary. Parents will then receive an invitation to join the Club from the Membership Secretary and an invoice for Club membership and training fees.

Intermediate Lite

The Intermediate-Lite squad as an option for those in Year 10 to stay in the club but without the time and cost commitment of a full training squad.  Swimmers can swim a maximum of two Intermediate sessions a week.

Please contact the Membership Secretary for further information


The Club has a competitive Masters section which has two squads, M1 Masters, offering one training session per week and M2 Masters with unlimited sessions per week. Anyone wishing to swim with the Club as a Master is invited to contact the Membership Secretary as above.

Medical Forms

No swimmer may participate in swimming sessions run by the Club unless a DSC Medical Form has been completed and returned to the Membership Secretary and accepted by Helen Roberts, the Club's Welfare Officer.

Medical forms may be downloaded, or obtained from one of the membership secretaries.

The attention of all parents and swimmers is drawn to the ASA regulations on taking regular medication which may contain steroids or other illegal substances. This particularly applies to those suffering from asthma and using prescribed medication. Further details may be found on the ASA web site If applicable, swimmers must complete an ASA Medication Declaration Form and return it directly to the ASA.