Challenge 1 (10&O)

For those swimmers 10-11 yrs working towards Stage 8 & 9 of Norwich Swan swimming awards.

Lead Coach: Tina Bedder


Challenge swimmers are expected to:

  • Have a goal of swimming in all Graded and Development galas along with Club Championships and County Challenge if appropriate.
  • Be on poolside at least 10 minutes before the session to complete an efficient land warm up and be briefed before the session.
  • Take responsibility for their own training and development
  • Bring your own, goggles, hat, kick board, water bottle and fins to every session.


Training will be based on the Norwich Swan Plan for Swimming Stages 8 & 9. Swimmers will work on developing excellent technique on all four strokes as well as starts, turns and finishing skills.

To get the best out of your swimming now and in the future, it is recommended that you aim to attend 2 sessions per week.

It may also help your training if you participate in other complementary sports that use similar energy systems or help build strong core muscles.

Details of the current Training Cycle can be found Here

Training times






 7.30pm to 8.30pm


Dawn Knights


 7pm to 8pm

Town Close

Tina Bedder


 7.30pm to 8.30pm


Kia Murphy and Jamie Day


 11.30am to 12.30pm

Town Close

Tina Bedder and Amanda Bedder

Saturday (specific technique - See Sheet)

 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Town Close

Tina Bedder and Amanda Bedder


 5.00pm to 6.30pm


Tina Bedder and Phil Davis

Sunday 11.00 to 12.00pm Town Close

Tina Bedder and Jamie Day

Sunday (Technique and stamina session) 3.00pm to 4.00pm  Hewett Tina Bedder


Dates for your Diaries

Additional information on training during the holidays and any special events can be found here.

Performance reviews

Performance reviews will be carried out at the end of every term to monitor swimmers’ progress and assess their ability to move to the next squad.  Swimmers will receive a report on their progress at the end of each term.

Squad Fees

  • £36 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 the family gets 20% discount on the lowest monthly squad fee. (The discount only applies to children in Squads not Learn to Swim)
  • 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.