Dorking Swimming Club


Penguins is coached by Sheena Bassett with assistance from fellow swimming teachers  Gordon, Donna (who is also the Penguins Squad Rep.), Jasmine and assistants from Senior Squad. As a Penguin, you will learn all the necessary skills to become a competent swimmer and to progress into competitive swimming (Pre Squad) - 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 2018 (12 sessions)

 First session Saturday 8th September 2018
Half term No swimming Thursday 25th October or Saturday 27th October,
Thursday 1st November and Saturday 3rd November
Last session Thursday 13th December

Spring Term 2019 (12 sessions)

 First session Saturday 5th January 2019
Half term No swimming Thursday 21st or Saturday 23rd February
Last session Thursday 4th April 2019

Summer Term 2018 (12 sessions)

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

 First session Thursday 25th April 2019
Half term No swimming Thursday 30th May and Saturday 2nd June 
Last session Saturday 20th July 2018
Squad Coaches

Lead Coach:  Sheena Bassett
Coaches: Donna Read


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

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