Performance Youth

For Youth (15yr+) swimmers with Regional Qualifying Times for the coming year, and looking to qualify for National Championships.

Stroke technique & skill level for starts, turns, and finishes is well established and can be performed consistently with only minor adjustments needed.  Swimmers will be developing their underwater kick for greater distance

Lead Coach : Nikki Merrill


Performance Youth swimmers are expected to:

  • Have the potential to achieve Regional Qualifying Times for the coming year (and subsequently National Rankings)
  • Routinely attend at least 6 out of 8 pool sessions and 2 out of 3 S&C sessions
  • Be on poolside ready to swim at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session to warm up effectively, be briefed on the session, and receive any relevant news and information
  • Routinely complete a logbook of their training
  • Regularly review their goals and objectives
  • Take responsibility for their own training and development
  • Be 100% committed in every training session
  • Bring their own goggles, kick board, pull buoy, water bottle, fins, paddles, and Norwich Swan hat (all available from the Club Shop) to training sessions

Squad Training Times

Day Time Location Coach
Monday 18:45 - 21:15 Riverside Nikki Merrill
Tuesday 19:15 - 21:15 Wymondham Nikki Merrill
Wednesday 18:15 - 20:45 UEA Sportspark Nikki Merrill
Thursday (AM) 05:15 - 07:15 Hewett Nikki Merrill
Thursday 18:45 - 20:15 Hewett Stewart Park
Friday (AM) 05:15 - 07:15 UEA Sportspark (LC) Stewart Park
Friday 17:45 - 20:15 Riverside Nikki Merrill
Sunday 18:45 - 21:15 UEA Sportspark (LC) Nikki Merrill

Land Training

Day Time Location Coach
Tuesday 18:45 - 19:15 Wymondham  Nikki Merrill
Thursday 18:00 - 18:45 Hewett Rui Rodrigues
9Sunday 17:00 - 18:00 Eastern College Rui Rodrigues

The timetable for the Technique Sessions on Thursday and Sundays can be found Here.

Performance Reviews

Performance reviews will be carried out every six months to monitor swimmers’ progress.  Swimmers who are not meeting the criteria and expectations for the squad will be informed of this, and have a further three months to reach the required standard.  If swimmers are still not meeting the squad’s criteria after the three months, they will be moved to a more appropriate squad for their abilities and ambitions.

Squad Fees

  • £59 per month
  • Annual fees - £35 per year (or £56 for families) for membership and insurance (payable in January or upon joining club)
  • Each additional child in family gets 20% discount on cheapest monthly fee
  • Monthly fee covers all squad sessions (including land training)

Payment Options

Payments are due on the 1st of each month. Please set up auto pay by registering a credit or debit card against your account.  Fees on your account will then be automatically billed to your card on the 1st of each month.