Performance Age

Performance Age

For Age Group swimmers (up to 14yr).  Swimmers are working towards further improvements in stamina and endurance combined with great stroke and skill technique.  Training towards specific competitions becomes more important, and swimmers will have an aim of achieving Regional Qualifying Times for the coming year.

Stroke technique & skill level for starts, turns, and finishes is established, but swimmers will need reminding to perform consistently.  At this level swimmers are aiming to achieve 10m underwater with an efficient and streamlined transition.

Swimmers will be expected to have specific competition targets, and develop racing strategies and mental preparation in those competitions.

Lead Coaches : Stewart Park


Performance Age swimmers are expected to:

  • Routinely attend 5 out of 7 weekly training sessions
  • Be on poolside at least 10 minutes before the session to complete an efficient land warm up and be briefed before the session.
  • 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


Training will be primarily based on “Stage 3: Training To Train” of the Long Term Athlete Development Programme.

At performance level more commitment is expected, and swimmers should be routinely attending 5 out of the 7 weekly training sessions, and include land training sessions.

As training becomes more time intensive participation in other sports is likely to decrease, but participation in other complementary sports will still be useful.  Please speak to the lead squad coach to get more advice on this.

Squad Training Times

Day Time Location Coach
Monday 6:45-9:00pm​ Riverside Stewart Park
Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm Hewett John Digby
Wednesday 6:15-8:30pm  UEA Sportspark Stewart Park
Thursday (AM) 5:30-7:00AM Hewett Nikki Merrill / Stewart Park
Thursday 7:00-8:00pm​ Hewett Stewart Park / John Digby​
Friday (AM) 5:30-7:00am​ UEA Sportspark (LC) Stewart Park
Friday 5:45-8.00pm Riverside Nikki Merrill / Adam Crafer
Sunday 6:00-7:00pm UEA Sportspark (LC) Stewart Park/ John Digby 

Land Training

Day Time Location Coach
Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm  Hewett

Rui Rodrigues​




Rui Rodrigues

Sunday 4:00-5:00pm

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

  • £58 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 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.