Stroke improvement course at Richmond

Wednesday 20 November 2019 - Wednesday 18 December 2019

Register for our 5 week stroke improvement course at Richmond Recreation Centre on Wednesday 20 November and 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 5 week course will run from Wednesday 20 November to Wednesday 18 December 2019.

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

How much does the course cost?

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

How do I book?

  • book your spot via eventbrite and 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 Fitzroy Swimming Pool on Thursdays.

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 20 November 2019 - Wednesday 18 December 2019

11-15 Gleadell St, Richmond VIC 3121