Stroke improvement course at Richmond

Wednesday 29 May 2019 - Wednesday 26 June 2019

Register for our five-week stroke improvement course at Richmond Recreation Centre on Wednesday 29 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 Wednesday 29 May to Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Sessions will run every Wednesday 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 need 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 Collingwood Leisure 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

Richmond Recreation Centre

Date and time:
6.45pm - 7.45pm
Wednesday 29 May 2019 - Wednesday 26 June 2019

11-15 Gleadell St, Richmond VIC 3121