Our swimming programme caters for a wide range of swimmers, who are enthusiastic about swimming without the intensity of an elite performance club. Please click on a link below:
We run lessons on Sunday afternoons at Charterhouse School; these follow the curriculum set out in Swim England’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). 30-1 and 30-2 are 30mins in length with group 1 being a lower ability than group 2. Swimmers progress through the groups to 45-1, then 45-2 before graduating to an hour session in 60-3 and 60-4.
|60-3||Sun||Charterhouse||15:30-16:30||60mins||1 or 2 sessions p/wk|
|60-4||Sun||Charterhouse||15:30-16:30||60mins||1 or 2 sessions p/wk|
|60-3||Wed||Godalming LC (3 Lanes)||18:00-19:00||60mins||1 or 2 sessions p/wk|
|60-4||Wed||Godalming LC (3 Lanes)||18:00-19:00||60mins||1 or 2 sessions p/wk|
We have three competitive swimming squads including a development squad, a junior squad and a senior squad. The squad members train between 2 to 7.5 hours a week.
Our competitive squads aim to develop competitive swimmers by building technique, fitness, and speed; and to get children into the swimming habit. They are for children who have attained specified standards of skill/speed and can commit to training regularly.
Development is a progressive group between Sunday swimming lessons and full competitive squad training.
|Development||Sun||Land Training - Charterhouse||15:50-16:20||30mins||2-3 sessions p/wk|
|Development||Sun||Charterhouse||16:30-18:00||90mins||2-3 sessions p/wk|
|Development||Wed||Godalming LC (3 lanes)||18:00-19:00||60mins||2-3 sessions p/wk|
|Development||Wed||Guildford High School (term time only)||19:00-20:30||90mins||2-3 sessions p/wk|
|Development||Saturday (am)||Godalming LC (2 lanes)||08:30-09:30am||60mins||2-3 sessions p/wk|
The Junior Squad is for younger competitive swimmers; they are typically aged 10-13 and train 3-4 times a week.
|Junior||Sun||Land Training - Charterhouse||15:50-16:20||30mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Junior||Sun||Charterhouse||16:30-18:00||90mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Junior||Wed||Guildford High School (term time only)||19:00-20:30||90mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Junior||Fri||Guildford High School (term time only)||18:15-19:45||90mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Junior||Saturday (am)||Godalming LC (2 lanes)||08:30-09:30am||60mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
Senior Squad is for older swimmers (typically 12+); they train 3-5 times a week. Our competitive squads aim to develop competitive swimmers by building technique, fitness, and speed; and to get children into the swimming habit. They are for children who have attained specified standards of skill/speed and can commit to training regularly.
|Senior||Sun||Land Training - Charterhouse||16:35-17:35||60mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Senior||Sun||Charterhouse||18:00-20:00||120mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Senior||Mon||Spectrum||20:20-21:30||60mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Senior||Wed||Godalming LC (3 lanes)||19:00-21:00||120mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Senior||Thur||Spectrum (4 lanes)||20:30-21:30||60mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
|Senior||Fri||Guildford High School (term time only)||18:15-1945||90mins||Minimum 3 sessions p/wk|
We have a group for swimmers aged 11+ who want to swim for fitness rather than train for competition. They train on Sunday evening at the Spectrum and have further options to swim through the week. Senior Fitness can also compete for the club in internal and external competitions too.
|Senior Fitness||Sun||Spectrum (4 lanes)||19:00-20:00||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
|Senior Fitness||Mon||Spectrum (Senior Programme)||20:30-21:30||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
||Wed||Spectrum (Masters Programme)||20:30-21:30||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
|Senior Fitness||Sat (AM)||Godalming LC (2 lanes)||7:00-8:30||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
There is also an Adult section, including some older teenagers who have moved across from other squads; most swim for fitness, although a few compete in Masters events.
|Masters||Sun||Spectrum (4 lanes)||19:00-20:00||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
|Masters||Mon||Spectrum (2 lanes)||20:30-21:30||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
||Wed||Spectrum (4 lanes)||20:30-21:30||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
|Masters||Sat (AM)||Godalming LC (2 lanes)||7:00-8:30||60mins||Minimum 60mins p/wk|
Our programme runs for 46 weeks a year, organised into three terms roughly in line with the school calendar. We have a summer break in August with optional 'tick-over' sessions organised, and a fortnight off over Christmas. We swim through the Easter holidays (not Easter weekend) and through half-terms with the exception of sessions at GHS which is closed in school holidays.