Dorking Swimming Club

Competitive Development

Competitive Development Squad are introduced to more variety of training sets. There are 5 swimming sessions available for this squad per week. This squad includes 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 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 over distance swims.
  • 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 Coaches: 

Greg Capper & Jackie Tilstone

Coaches: Reetha Queenan
  Maisie Apps
  Louis Amoroso
  Roberta McMillan



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

Thursday at Dorking Sports Centre
19:45 - 20:45

Friday at Dorking Sports Centre
17:45 - 18:45

Saturday at Dorking Sports Centre
07:45 - 08:45

Sunday at Dorking Sports Centre
17:45 - 19:00