Stroke improvement course at Collingwood

Tuesday 28 May 2019 - Tuesday 25 June 2019

Register for our five-week stroke improvement course at Collingwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday 28 May to get involved in progressive drills to improve all areas of your swimming.

The course focuses on developing technique and endurance across all four swimming strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

When is the course?

The five week course will run from Tuesday 28 May to Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Sessions will run every Tuesday from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.

How much does the course cost?

Members - $123

Non-Members - $137

How do I book?

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

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

Are there Stroke improvement courses at another location? 

This course is also offered at Richmond Recreation Centre.

How do I find out more information?

For more information please speak to our friendly customer service staff or send us an email at

Location & Contacts

General Enquiries

Collingwood Leisure Centre

Date and time:
6.45pm - 7.45pm
Tuesday 28 May 2019 - Tuesday 25 June 2019

2-28 Turnbull St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068