Pool Swim

Pool Swim

We now have two options for swim training.

The first is with Everyone Active in Hemel Hempstead every monday evening at 8.30pm. This is a one hour coached session by Head Coach Jo Watkinson.

No need to book this with us, just book the masters swim session directy with Everyone Active on their app or website. There are 12 places available every week, so book early. If you are an Everyone Active member these sessions are free. If you are not a member you can pay per swim session and also get a swim only membership if you don't wish to use the gym.

Book on the EA website here

We are also excited to be working with Berkhamsted Swim Club (BSC) to bring you a range of coached swim options.

As part of the collaboration between DTC and BSC, we need you to register with BSC so that all BSC coaches have access to key personal and medical information for every DTC member that choses to swim as part of these sessions. You won’t be able to swim in these sessions without registering with BSC. 

1. Training Sessions 

Our primary sessions for DTC members will be: 







20:30 - 21:45

Knox Johnston Sports Centre, Kings Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3BG 

(Head Coach) Jo Watkinson 


arrive 6:30 

06:45 - 07:45

Knox Johnston Sports Centre, Kings Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3BG 

BSC Coach


You will not need to book these sessions, unless you choose to swim at Tring. To book onto Tring sessions you need to email chair@berkosc.org.uk to confirm your space. 

If you wish to sign up additional family members, full details of all BSC training groups are in this pdf

2. Membership fees

BSC are kindly waiving their usual £40 joining fee for all DTC members. As a result, you will not receive a BSC swim hat, bottle or t-shirt. 

DTC members are required to pay a monthly membership fee of £39.75 due on 1st of each month. 

We also now have two further oprions:

Option 1: DTC Seniors One - All Year

£19.50 per month for a 12 month period. This allows you to swim once per week, all year round. 

Option 2: DTC seniors Two - Seasonal 

£21.75 per month, payable October to April. This allows you to swim once per week during the months of the year when the lake is too cold, and allows you to suspend your payments without penalty during the summer months. 

Both options include the Swim England membership fee that we need to swim with BSC and the ability to join additional sessions for £5.06 per session. Both plans require a months notice if you wish to leave. The full document from BSC on membership fees, terms and conditions is attached. 

As part of your registration, please pay the initial monthly membership fee by BACS as soon as possible. The bank details are Unity Trust Bank, Sort Code: 60-83-01, Ac No: 20302445, Ref: surname + initial. You can also find these details on the membership fees document in this pdf

Once you have paid, BSC can then register you with Swim England. You will not be able to join a session until this has been completed. Once you are registered with Swim England, you will receive an email and at that point you can swim in a BSC session. It normally takes 48 hours to register.

You will also need to set up a standing order to pay the membership fee on 1st of each month. 

3. Register with BSC 

Finally, you need to register on the BSC website. Initially you will create a family login account and then for each person that swims a Member account. For most members this will only be themselves as a member, but if anyone has kids they would like to swim with BSC, you would add them as family members too, which is why it is structured in this way. Please go to www.berkosc.org.uk, from the top menu select “Join" followed by "DTC Registration”. 

This PDF will walk you through the process. 

Please ensure that you complete all medical information thoroughly, including listing any medical conditions, allergies, or injuries. 

Please note you will still need to fill out the details for Parent/Guardian. For this you can put the same details as your emergency contacts.

4. Anything else? 

We’ve also attached the BSC club handbook in this PDF which will answer any questions you may have. It also includes the code of conduct that all swimmers must follow. 

If you have any other questions, please contact Jo Watkinson Headcoach@Dacourmtriathlonclub.co.uk  

You will be given support with technique and drills, plus be given advice on what to expect when swimming in open water and at triathlons.  Don't worry if you are just getting back into the water after being out of the water for a long time - we will help you!


We do a lot of technique work and use the equipment below to help focus on specific areas.  These will make very handy additions to your kit bag.  If you want to try before you buy, we do have a few spares, but it would be useful to have the equipment below.


Assists with propultion during drills

Agility paddles:

Resistance paddles for strength work and promote hand position

Pull Buoy:

Used when we focus on upper arm technique work