Norwich Swan Swimming Club

(Billy) Basher squad

For those swimmers age 11 and over working towards stages 7 to 9 of the Norwich Swan’s competitive awards

Lead Coach: Nikki Merrill


Basher squad swimmers are expected to:

  • 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 your own training and development.
  • Bring your own, goggles, hat, kick board, pull buoy, water bottle and fins to every session.


Training will be based on developing excellent technique on all four strokes as well as starts, turns and finishing skills.

Training times






20:30 - 21:30


Dawn Knights


20:30 - 21:30


Dawn Knights


20:30 - 21:30


Jamie Day

Saturday 11:30 - 12:30 Town Close Nikki Merrill

       Sunday         (25m Session)

15:00 - 16:00


Nikki Merrill

Dates for your Diaries

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

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.  If a swimmer is not meeting the criteria for the squad, it will be discussed with parents to determine a more appropriate squad.

Squad Fees

  • £29 per month
  • Annual fees - £39 per year (or £62 for families) for membership and insurance (payable in January or upon joining the 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

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.