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 Carrie, 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 2017 (13 sessions)
|First session||Saturday 9th September 2017|
|Half term||No swimming Saturday 21st or 28th October|
|Last session||Saturday 16th December|
Spring Term 2018 (11 sessions)
|First session||Saturday 6th January 2018|
|Half term||No swimming Saturday 17th February|
|Last session||Saturday 24th March 2018|
Summer Term 2018 (12 sessions)
|First session||Saturday 21st April 2018|
|Half term||No swimming Saturday 2nd June|
|Last session||Saturday 14th July 2018|