Dorking Swimming Club

Age Group & Age Group Performance Squad

An ideal guideline age is 10-13 years old for girls, 11-14 years old for boys.

Technique and swimming skills

  • Endurance and speed training.
  • Complete familiarity with FINA competition rules and regulations.
  • Monitoring progression using test sets as part of the ongoing training programme.
  • Continuing to develop all 4 strokes with emphasis on IM swimming using robust technique that doesn’t break down under pressure.

 

Attendance - Age Group Squad 

  • Each week, attendance at as many sessions as possible will ensure that aerobic fitness and technique will continue to develop. This is essential if at a future date you wish to move to the Performance pathway.
  • The Club Champs are available to enter, should your swimmer want to move to the performance pathway this would be beneficial.

 

Attendance - Age Group Performance Squad 

  • Each week, we recommend attendance of all sessions to make as much progress as possible however by attending 4 out of 5 sessions a week you can still achieve a high level of progress.
  • Each week, 1 land based training session should be attended.
  • Swimmers will be expected to show depth in strokes and distances by having achieved times in ALL events and distances by age 12.
  • Swimmers are expected to enter external competitions, working towards Surrey County championships and South East regional championships.

 

Please Note:

All swimmers that are Primary or Junior School age must have a responsible adult present for all training sessions, and the swimmer must know who they are if it's not the parent, in case of emergency.

Coaches

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Head Coach 
Jaz Strudwick 

Coaches
Dom Collier 
Simon Read
Jackie Tilstone 
Maisie Apps (University)

Sessions

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Monday at City of London Freemen's School (CLFS)
19:30 - 21:00

Tuesday at Priory School Pool 
19:30 - 20:45

Wednesday at Priory School Pool
18:30 - 20:00

Thursday at Dorking Sports Centre
Land Training: 18:30 - 19:15
Pool Session 19:30 - 20:30

Friday at Dorking Sports Centre 
19:00 - 21:00

Sunday at Dorking Sports Centre
17:00 - 18:00