Dorking Swimming Club


Minnows are non-swimmers and are mostly four years old. They have half-hour lessons on Saturday mornings at Dorking Leisure Centre. There are usually two consecutive mixed-ability groups starting at 8:00 and 8:30 am.

Teachers are Kacie and Andy and they work with the children in the pool. Sometimes other Club teachers stand in for them. Older squad members come regularly to assist and parents sit around the pool to watch. The aim is to introduce children to swimming and water skills in an atmosphere that is friendly and fun, encouraging them to progress at their own pace while working towards badges and certificates that represent their achievement.

Once the children are able to swim 10m they are usually invited to join the Shrimps group of Dorking Swimming Club. Shrimps are taught on Thursdays (Club Night) at Dorking Sports Centre from 6:00 to 6:30pm where contact with the rest of the club is developed.

Please note the following dates: 

Autumn Term 2019 (12 sessions)

 First session Saturday 7th September 2019
Half term No swimming Saturday 26th October and 2nd November
Last session Saturday 7th December 2019


Spring Term 2020 (12 sessions)

 First session Saturday 11th January 2020
Half term No swimming Saturday 15th February
Last session Saturday 28th March 2020


Summer Term 2020 (12 sessions)

 First session Saturday 25th April 2020
Half term No swimming Saturday 30th May
Last session Saturday 18th July 2020
Squad Coaches

Lead Coach: Kacie Reader
Coaches: Andy Green


Saturday, Session 1 at Dorking
8:00am to 8:30am

Saturday, Session 2 at Dorking
8:30am to 9:00am