Norwich Swan Swimming Club enjoys taking an active role in open water swimming throughout the summer months, starting in May with the season finishing around the end of September when the water temperature drops lower than 16 degrees.
Our swimmers successfully compete at County, Regional and National level. As well as, taking part in the Great East Swim held at Alton Water and the British Open Water Swimming Championships which take place at Swim Serpentine in September. A wonderful spectator sport too; sitting on grass at the side of a lake complete with deck chair, binoculars and picnic, the atmosphere being both competitive and relaxed.
We have a number of open water training sessions available to us during the season, training takes place every Sunday morning with a two hour coached session run by Simon Edwards at the Fritton Outdoor Centre. The club has access to sessions on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at Whittlingham Broad where we train alongside Tri Anglia.
In June, the club organizes an open water development swim camp held at Fritton Lake where a structured course in competitive open water swimming is taught to swimmers aged 12 years and over, with taster sessions for our under 12's. This is a whole family event with everyone camping together on site, the long weekend includes a BBQ on Saturday evening, organized games and lake activities: including katakanuing, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding.
The sport of open water swimming is becoming more popular every year, and Norwich Swan is at the forefront of encouraging our young swimmers to take advantage of pursuing competitive swimming on a different level.