Stroke improvement course at Fitzroy Swimming Pool

Thursday 17 October 2019 - Thursday 14 November 2019

Register for our 5 week stroke improvement course at Fitzroy Swimming Pool on Thursday 17 October and get involved in progressive drills to improve all areas of your swimming.

The course focuses on developing technique and endurance across all 4 swimming strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

When is the course?

The 5 week course will run from Thursday 17 October to Thursday 14 November.

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

How much does the course cost?

  • Members - $126
  • Non-Members - $140

How do I book?

  • book online via Eventbrite. We will be in contact with you to confirm your booking and arrange payment. 
  • book in person at reception
  • or give us a call on 9205 5522.

Course outline

Each week our swimming coaches will guide you through your swimming 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

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 Richmond Recreation Centre on Wednesdays.

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

Fitzroy Swimming Pool

Date and time:
6.45pm - 7.45pm
Thursday 17 October 2019 - Thursday 14 November 2019

160 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065