Learn to love to swim with Swimsense

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Welcome to Swimsense

Small group & private swimming teaching for children in and around Dorking, Surrey

Swimsense was established in September 2000, by Emma Miller, in response to requests from parents and friends for a viable alternative to the more formal and structured swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. Our groups are small to ensure maximum swim time for each child.

At Swimsense we focus on the vital core swimming skills of water safety and confidence, balance and stroke technique. Other important and fun aspects included are diving, underwater swimming and personal survival. In all classes children are encouraged to be active throughout the lesson and to achieve their personal best.

Swimming lessons are for half an hour on either a Tuesday or Wednesday from 4.00 p.m.onwards at the Priory School in Dorking. Lately we have introduced a 45 minute session for the more advanced swimmer. We operate in term time only, with a break for half term with additional, optional classes in the summer holidays. Children join us from many local schools in Dorking, Newdigate, Westhumble, Mickleham, Westcott, Leatherhead, Reigate, Beare Green and Brockham.

Swimsense is run by Emma Miller and is a member of the following:

Associate Member Institute of Swimming National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (renewed December 2011)

National Rescue Test for Teachers and Coaches (November 2019)

Lessons are operated in accordance with the guidelines of The Amateur Swim Association

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Swim Teachers Association logo graphic
Royal Life Saving Society (UK) logo
Institute of Swimming logo

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New term restarts 20th and 21st April 2021. Emails have gone out to all current swimmers.


At this time ALL school swimming across all venues will restart week commencing 19th April or week commencing 26th April. After school clubs are available and will be advised through the school Parental system.


If you have any queries about your class day or time please do get in touch USING EITHER THE SWIMSENSE ENQUIRY FORM ON THE CONTACT PAGE OR email at emiller5253@gmail.com.