Stroke Improvement

A man swimming butterfly in the pool

Need to polish up on your butterfly? Perfect that backstroke? Well lucky you because we run Stroke Improvement Courses throughout the year at Richmond Recreation Centre and Collingwood Leisure Centre.  

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

Register online for our upcoming stroke improvement course 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 are the courses?

All courses are 5 weeks unless stated otherwise, you’ll need to sign up for the whole program.  

  • Richmond: Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm 
  • Collingwood: Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm 
Month  Venue  Course start date
Richmond Tuesday 4 June
June/July Collingwood Wednesday 5 June
Richmond Tuesday 16 July
July/August Collingwood Wednesday 17 July
Richmond Tuesday 27 August
August/September Collingwood Wednesday 28 August
Richmond Tuesday 8 October (4 Week Course)
October/November Collingwood Wednesday 9 October
November/December  Richmond Tuesday 19 November
November/December  Collingwood Wednesday 20 November

How much does it cost? 

For our standard 5 week program: 

  • Members: $138.50  
  • Non-Members: $151.50 

Pricing is adjusted for shorter or longer programs. 

How do I book? 

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. 

What if I can’t commit to the 5 week program?

We understand that life is busy! For people who just want something on the go we will always have your water workout needs covered with our weekly casual SwimFit and SwimFit+ group exercise classes. SwimFit can be taken casually and booked individually. 

How do I find out more information? 

For more information please call us on 9205 5522, email us at or chat to us at your nearest venue.