Stroke Improvement Course at Richmond

Tuesday 02 May 2023 - Tuesday 23 May 2023

Need to polish up on your butterfly? Perfect that backstroke? Well lucky you because our May Stroke Improvement Course at Richmond Recreation Centre starts on Tuesday 2 May.

These courses give you the chance to level up on your swimming with personalised support from our amazing and super passionate SwimFit coaches. Honestly, swimmers, why wouldn’t you?!

Register online for this 4 week stroke improvement course at Richmond 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 4 week course will run from Tuesday 2 May to Tuesday 23 May.

Sessions will run every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm. 

Please note: This course will run for 4 weeks due to the Anzac Day public holiday on Tuesday 25 April.

How much does the course cost?

  • Members: $104
  • Non-Members: $115.20

How do I book?

  • book your spot on our online portal. Set the activity type filter to 'Stroke Improvement' and select the course you'd like to book. You'll need to create a free account if you don't already have one. 
  • book in person at reception
  • give us a call on 9205 5522.

Course outline

The course will develop all four of your strokes with focuses on the following topics and more!

  • Lane etiquette
  • Kicking technique
  • Body positioning and balance
  • Review kick and body positioning
  • Breathing technique
  • Correct movement of the head while breathing
  • Timing breaths with your stroke
  • Stroke rhythm: entry, catch and sweep
  • Gaining longer, stronger strokes
  • Correct positioning of arms and hands
  • Stroke rhythm: entering and exiting the water
  • Rotating to increase stroke length and minimise resistance

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 on Wednesday nights. 

How do I find out more information?

For more information please call us on 9205 5522 or email us at


Location & Contacts

General Enquiries

Richmond Recreation Centre

Date and time:
6pm - 7pm
Tuesday 02 May 2023 - Tuesday 23 May 2023

11-15 Gleadell St, Richmond VIC 3121