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.



Head Coach 
Jaz Strudwick 

Dom Collier 
Simon Read
Jackie Tilstone 
Maisie Apps (University)



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