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 2017 (13 sessions)

 First session Saturday 9th September 2017
Half term No swimming Saturday 21st or 28th, Thursday 25th October
Last session Saturday 16th December

Spring Term 2018 (11 sessions)

 First session Saturday 6th January 2018
Half term No swimming Thursday 15th or Saturday 17th February
Last session Thursday 29th March 2018

Summer Term 2018 (12 sessions)

Update 18/05/2018 - due to both coaches being unavailable in July, we 
will now continue over half term and finish a week earlier on 12th July (same
night as Shrimps).

 First session Saturday 21st April 2018
Half term Swimming continues over Half Term.
Last session Thursday 12th July 2018
Squad Coaches

Sheena Bassett

Donna Read


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

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