Dorking Swimming Club

Penguins

Penguins is coached by Sheena Bassett with assistance from fellow swimming teacher Donna (who is also the Penguins Squad Rep.) and older swimmers. As a Penguin, you will learn all the necessary skills to become a competent swimmer and to progress into competitive swimming (Junior 1) - whilst having fun!

The skills we teach you are:

  • Fundamental technique of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • Sculling, steamlining and basic skills through swimming drills
  • Lane discipline and etiquette (e.g. when overtaking, swim round, not over!)
  • Survival skills (what to do if you find yourself in cold water.)
  • Correct starts, turns and finishes
  • Diving

Please note the following dates:

Autumn Term 2019 (12 sessions)

 First session Saturday 7th September 2019
Half term No swimming Thursday 24th October or Saturday 26th October,
Thursday 31st October, and Saturday 2nd November
Last session Thursday 12th December 2019

 

Spring Term 2020 (12 sessions)

Please note that Penguins start back on the first Thursday (not Saturday) due to short term.

 First session Thursday 9th January 2020
Half term No swimming Saturday 15th or Thursday 20th February 
Last session Saturday 28th March 2020

 

Summer Term 2020 (12 sessions)

Please note that Penguins start back on the first Thursday (not Saturday) due to short term.

 First session Thursday 23rd April 2020
Half term No swimming Thursday 28th May and Saturday 30th May 
Last session Saturday 18th July 2020
Squad Coaches

Lead Coach:  Sheena Bassett
Coaches: Donna Read

Sessions

Thursday at Dorking
6:00pm to 6:30pm

Saturday at Dorking
9:00am to 10:00am