Dorking Swimming Club

Senior Performance Squad

An ideal guideline age is 13+ years old for girls, 14+ years old for boys

The core values of this squad are:

  • A strong desire to compete
  • Commitment to the programme
  • A strong work ethic

Swimmers must have licensed times for ALL strokes and distances, these times must be updated (at least) on an annual basis. This can be through mandatory entry to club champs.

Technique and swimming skills

  • Endurance and speed training
  • Have complete familiarity with FINA competition rules and regulations
  • Monitoring progression using test sets.
  • Continuing to develop all 4 strokes with emphasis on IM swimming using robust technique that doesn’t break down under pressure.
  • Swimmers must be competent with their starts & turns. “Excellence” in streamlining must be the default.
  • Effectively understanding how to fully utilise the underwater starts and turns, e.g 4-6 fast powerful kicks off the start and turn.


  • Each week, we recommend attendance of all sessions to make as much progress as possible however by attending 4 out of 6 sessions a week you can still achieve a high level of progress.
  • Each week 1 land-based training session should be attended.
  • Expectation to enter ALL Club Champs distances and strokes to gain times.
  • Swimmers are expected to enter external competitions, working towards Surrey County Championships and South East Regional Championships.

Attitude and approach to training

  • Arrive to training at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Complete the RMAP / stretching routine at training and competitions.
  • Swimmers must show a high level of discipline with a positive attitude
  • Work with the coaching team to maximise session effectiveness
  • Swimmers must consistently give 100% effort in training.
  • Swimmers must show a high level of discipline with a professional attitude.



Head Coach 
Jaz Strudwick 

Lead Coach 
Simon Read 

Dom Collier 
Jackie Tilstone (Cover)
Sue Yeomans 


Monday at City of London Freemans School (CLFS)
19:30 - 21:00

Tuesday at St Teresa's 
18:30 - 20:30

Wednesday at Dorking Sports Centre 
19:30 - 21:00

Thursday at Dorking Sports Centre
Land Training: 19:15 - 20:00
Pool Session: 20:30 - 21:30

Friday at Dorking Sports Centre
19:00 - 21:00

Saturday at Dorking Sports Centre 
09:00 - 10:00

Sunday at Dorking Sports Centre 
18:00 - 19:30

K2, Crawley (when available)
07:30 - 09:30