Norwich Swan Swimming Club

Challenge 2 Squad

For those swimmers 9 and under working towards Stage 8 and 9 of Norwich Swan’s competitive swimming awards.

Lead Coach: Nikki Merrill


Challenge swimmers are expected to:

  • Have a goal of swimming in all Graded and Development galas along with Club Championships and County Challenge if they wish to compete.
  • 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 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.

Training times






Monday 18:00 - 19:00 Town Close Nikki Merrill
Wednesday 19:30 - 20:30 Thorpe Dawn Knights


19:30 - 20:30


Jamie Day


12:30 - 13:30

Town Close

Nikki Merrill

       Saturday         (25m Session)

17:00 - 18:00


Phil Davis

   Sunday     (Technique Session)

11:00 - 12:00

Town Close

Jamie Day

    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.  Swimmers will receive a report on their progress at the end of each term.

Squad Fees

  • £36 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.