Norwich Swan Swimming Club

(Bridget) Belson squad

For swimmers age 11 and above looking to improve their overall fitness and technique.  Can also compete in Club galas.

Stroke technique is generally good, and swimmers are aiming to make their stroke more efficient.  Knowledge of starts, turns, and finishes is good, and swimmers are working towards making them more efficient. 

Lead Coach: Nikki Merrill


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


Training will be based on the Long Term Athlete Development Stage 2: SwimSkills - Building technique and progressing to stage 3: Training to Train - Building the engine.  Swimmers will work on developing excellent technique on all four strokes as well as starts, turns and finishing skills. There will also be a strong emphasis on aerobic and endurance conditioning.

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

Training times






20:30 - 21:30


Dawn Knights


20:00 - 21:00

Town Close

Jamie Day


20:30 - 21:30


Jamie Day


18:30 - 20:00


Phil Davis


14:00 - 15:00


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

  • £40 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 (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.