Triathlon Swimming

Swimming at Shepperton.

Swimming at Shepperton.

The first discipline and often the one that athletes making the move to triathlon initially struggle with. If you are worried that your swimming is not good enough or wish to refine your stroke take advantage of the opportunity to improve under the guidance of one of our swim coaches.

Regular Training Sessions

Regular training sessions are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings (2 sessions) also Tuesday and Saturday mornings at Dorking Leisure Centre.

Sessions with Phil Sears, ASA Level III Club Coach (Swimming), UKA Level III Performance Coach (3000-10,000m, Marathon, and Strength Conditioning) are:

Wednesday 20:00 -21.00

Swim4Fitness – Stroke Tutorial Session for Improvers. (Pay as you go at Reception) 3 Lanes  (alongside 3 lanes for Teenswim 12-18yrs)

Wednesday 21.00 – 22.30

Masters Swimming Training, wide range of abilities and ambitions, Open to Members of DSC Masters and non-members – non-members pay as you go at Reception.  6 Lanes

Saturday 06.45 to 08.00
Phil started the Saturday session about 23 years ago specifically for triathletes at DMVAC, but it has long since broadened to include the full range of Masters swimmers. The whole 6 lane pool is hired at Dorking Leisure Centre and £3 collected poolside on a pay as you go basis just to cover the hire charge.
Optional coffee or even full breakfast afterwards!

Take a look at the Masters Swim training information sheet or contact Phil Sears at or 07803 966959 for more information.

Monday’s session is at 21:00 with Martin Paine. Please contact Martin before attending this session as spaces are limited.


Brian James has helped many local residents with swimming and technique. If anyone including non-club members would like to learn/refine their strokes then contact Brian on 01372 458504, 07773 121544.

Brian can be at either Kingswood or Dorking Leisure Centres pools, please contact him to arrange a time.

Open Water Swimming

Swim open water

Open water swimming can be a strange experience the first time so get in the practice at an open water lake. We swim at the following lakes. Be aware that they have limited times available for open water swimming due to skiing/wakeboarding/yatching (except Desborough Lake, Shepperton)

  • Thorpe Lake, near Chertsey 21 miles from clubhouse
  • Desborough Lake, Shepperton 21 miles
  • Heron Lake, Wraysbury, 23 miles
  • The Quays, Mitchett, Camberley 33 miles
  • Mercers Lake, Redhill, 11 miles (under investigation).

Lakes are expected to be open by the end of April, but if you fancy dunking the neoprene before then, Guildford Lido are open every Saturday morning throughout the winter from 9.30am – 11.30am, until April 2015 (wetsuit recommended if temperature is below 16C)

And of course there’s always the sea. Don’t all rush! 

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Triathlon

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Triathlon

We’ll be organising visits to, or meeting up at some of the above. If you haven’t got a wetsuit, most of the lakes (and Guildford Lido) operate daily hire schemes.

Watch the website for more Triathlon Updates.

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