Competitive Youth

For Youth (15yr+) swimmers with County Qualifying Times for the coming year.

Stroke technique & skill level for starts, turns, and finishes is generally good, but swimmers may need reminding to perform consistently.

Lead Coach : Nikki Merrill


Competitive Youth swimmers are expected to:

  • Have the potential to achieve Qualifying Times for the coming year
  • 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
  • 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 8:00-9:00pm Riverside John Digby
Tuesday (AM) 6:00-7:30am Hewett Nikki Merrill/ Stewart Park
Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm Wymondham Nikki Merrill
Wednesday (AM) 5:30-7:00am* Hewett Nikki Merrill
Wednesday (PM) 8.00-9:00pm UEA Sportspark Stewart Park
Thursday (AM) 6:00-7:30am Hewett John Digby/ Stewart Park
Thursday 8:30-9:30pm Hewett Stewart Park
Friday (AM) 5:30-7:00am​ UEA Sportspark (LC) Nikki Merrill/ Stewart Park
Friday 8:00-9:30pm Riverside Nikki Merrill
Sunday 2.00-3.00-pm  Hewett Tina Bedder
Sunday 7:00-9:00pm UEA Sportspark (LC) Nikki Merrill

*we can be flexible on timings here - discuss with Nikki

Land Training

Day Time Location Coach


6:50-7:20pm Wymondham Nikki Merrill


tbc Hewett tbc


5:00-6:00pm Easton College Rui Rodrigues

**By Invitation Only                                                                           

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

  • £45 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)


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.