Norwich Swan Swimming Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is our goal to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 01603 700196 to find out more, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

Our Performance, Competitive, and Development levels are split into Youth and Age Group squads.  This split reflects the difference in training as swimmers get older - typically Age Group squads are for swimmers up to 14yrs old, and Youth squads for swimmers 15yrs & older.  These ages are guidelines & we always look at the individuals when making squad moves

Performance Youth

For Youth (15yr+) swimmers with Regional Qualifying Times for the coming year (or likely to achieve them), plus qualifying for National Championships

Lead Coach : Nikki Merrill

Competitive Youth

For Youth (15yr+) swimmers with County Qualifying Times for the coming year (or likely to achieve them)

Lead Coach : Nikki Merrill

Competitive Seniors

For swimmers age 12 & over looking to compete in all Club, County and level 2 and 3 open meets. Swimmers should be aiming to compete at County Championships in the coming year

Lead Coach : Tina Bedder

Club Squad

For swimmers age 12 & over whose main focus is to swim for fitness but can also take part in local competitions.

Lead Coach : Tina Bedder

Performance Age

Swimmers (14 & under) are working towards further improvements in stamina and endurance combined with great stroke and skill technique.  Training towards specific competitions becomes more important, and swimmers will have an aim of achieving Regional Qualifying Times for the coming year.

Lead Coach : Stewart Park

Competitive Age

Swimmers up to 12yr.  The main focus is to increase stamina and endurance whilst maintaining stroke technique along with starts, turns and finishing skills – noting that increasing stamina requires a greater time commitment to training.  

Lead Coach : John Digby


Club Development 

(previously Development Age 3)

For those swimmers age 12 & over working towards stages 7 to 10 of the Swim England competitive awards

Lead Coach : Tina Bedder


Development Age 1

Swimmers 12 & under.  The emphasis is on developing excellent technique on all four strokes as well as starts, turns and finishing skills.  There will also be a strong focus on aerobic conditioning.

Lead Coach : Tina Bedder

Development Age 2

For Age group swimmers (up to 14yr) looking to improve their overall fitness and technique.  Can also compete in Club galas 

Lead Coach : Tina Bedder



For those swimmers 11 & under working towards Stage 8, 9 & Stage 10 of the Swim England competitive swimming awards

Lead Coach : Tina Bedder




For those swimmers age 11 & under working towards Stage 6 & Stage 7 of the Swim England competitive swimming awards

Lead Coach : Tina Bedder