Stroke improvement course

Wednesday 20 March 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019

Our five-week stroke improvement course uses a wide variety of progressive drills to improve all areas of swimming. The course focuses on developing technique and endurance across all four swimming strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly..

Course outline

Each week our swimming coaches will guide you through an aspect of the freestyle stroke 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

Participants are required to be able to swim 100m freestyle continuously to truly benefit from this course.

When is the course?

The five week course will run from 20 March to 17 April 2019.

Sessions will run every Wednesday 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 course is also offered at Fitzroy Swimming Pool.

How do I book?

Book online via the 'Register' button below. You can also book in person at reception or give us a call on 9205 5032.

Further information

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

Location & Contacts

General Enquiries

9205 5032

Richmond Recreation Centre

Date and time:
6.45pm - 7.45pm
Wednesday 20 March 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019

11-15 Gleadell Street, Richmond