Dorking Swimming Club

Competitive Development

The Competitive Development Squad are introduced to more variety of training sets. There are four swimming sessions per week available for this squad to achieve the following work and expectations:

  • Develop and improve stroke technique on all four competitive strokes.
  • Learn more complex stroke drill progressions for all the four competitive strokes.
  • Monitoring training using test swims.
  • Practice Individual Medley (IM) swimming sets.
  • Learn and perfect starts, turns and finishes on all four competitive strokes and IM turns.
  • Learn and perfect relay takeovers.
  • Independently monitor training by using pace clock.
  • Complete a well-balanced training programme, that includes: varied pace swims (builds, negative splits, descending sets etc.), basic swimming speed, pacing and distance swimming.
  • Learn the rules of the sport.
  • Increase the distance covered in training sessions to improve endurance.
  • Participate in club time trials and club competitions performing a variety of strokes and distances.
  • Participate in local meets.
  • Learn the process of goal setting and working toward objectives.
  • Learn to complete a log book of training and competition results.
  • Learn and practise basic stretching and core body strength work.
  • Take responsibility for training equipment required at each training session (pull buoy, drink bottle and fins, goggles.)


Please Note:

All swimmers under 13 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.


Lead Coache: 

Greg Capper

Coaches: Jaz Strudwick
  Ollie Amoroso
  Maisie Apps



Monday at The Priory School, Dorking 

18:45 - 19:45

Tuesday at St. Teresas School, Effingham
18:15 - 19:30

Thursday at Dorking Sports Centre
19:15 - 20:15

Friday at The Priory School, Dorking 
18:00 - 19:00