Shrimps swim on Thursdays 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Dorking Leisure Centre: please arrive by 5:55 pm and wait for your teacher.

Shrimps is coached by Heidi Hibberd with the assistance of our qualified teachers Isabel, Gregory, Robbie and George. There are lots of additional helpers, many of whom are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

In Shrimps, you need to be able to swim 10m, the teaching focuses on development of good technique on front and back in an atmosphere of structured fun: children are encouraged to be aware of safe behaviour in and around water. We aim to build confidence in the water: first in the small pool, progressing to the main pool where, ultimately, children will swim full lengths in the top group. As well as working on their stroke technique, children will have lots of fun with flotation, rotation and submersion; the top groups will develop confidence in deep water and gain fundamental skills which will form a firm foundation for their future swimming.

Swimmers move between groups according to their ability, personal progression and development. Accomplished "Top Shrimps" move to Penguins, generally once they have attained all skills outlined in the Foundation Work 1 and 2.

In Penguins training increases to one and a half hours per week: please see the Penguin Squad information.

Please note the following dates:


Autumn Term 2017 (13 sessions)

 First session Thursday 7th September 2017
Half term No swimming Thursday 25th October
Last session Thursday 7th December

Spring Term 2018 (11 sessions)

 First session Thursday 11th January 2018
Half term No swimming Thursday 15th February
Last session Thursday 29th March 2018

Summer Term 2018 (12 sessions)

 First session Thursday 19th April 2018
Half term No swimming Thursday 31st May 
Last session Thursday 12th July 2018
Squad Coaches

Kacie Reader


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