Form stroke improvement course

Thursday 25 October 2018 - Thursday 22 November 2018

A 5-week course focusing on developing technique and endurance across the form swimming strokes, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle.

This course is the perfect all-rounder for those wanting to learn skills that will enhance their performance across all swimming strokes. All levels welcome, however participants are required to be able to swim 100m freestyle continuously to truly benefit from this course.

Course outline

Each week our swimming coaches will guide you through an aspect of the form strokes to build your technique and efficiency. 

Week 1: Kick and body positioning

  • Lane etiquette
  • Kicking technique
  • Body positioning and balance

Week 2: Breathing

  • Warm up and review kick and body positioning
  • Breathing technique
  • Correct movement of the head
  • Timing breaths with your stroke

Week 3: Arms under water

  • Warm up and review breathing 
  • Correct positioning of arms and hands
  • Stroke rhythm: entry, catch and sweep 
  • Gaining longer, stronger strokes

Week 4: Arms above water and rotation

  • Warm up and review arms under water 
  • Correct positioning of arms and hands
  • Stroke rhythm: entering and exiting the water
  • Rotating to increase stroke length and minimise resistance

Week 5: Mini squad

  • Warm up and review
  • Stroke count test

When is the course?

The five week course will run from Thursday 25 October to Thursday 22 November.

Sessions will run every Thursday from 6.45pm to 7.45pm

How much does the course cost?

Members - $123.00

Non-Members - $137.00

Interested in Stroke Improvement at another location? 

The November course is also offered at Collingwood Leisure Centre and Richmond Recreation Centre.

How do I book?

Complete the online registration form. A member of our team will contact you to confirm your booking and arrange payment.

Further information

For further information please chat to our friendly customer service staff or send us an email at

Location & Contacts

General Enquiries

9205 5180

Fitzroy Swimming Pool

Date and time:
6.45pm - 7.45pm
Thursday 25 October 2018 - Thursday 22 November 2018

160 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy