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 SwimFit 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  First session Last session 
July/August Richmond Tuesday 19 July Tuesday 16 August
July/August
Collingwood Wednesday 20 July Wednesday 17 August
August/September Richmond Tuesday 30 August Tuesday 27 September
August/September
Collingwood Wednesday 31 August Wednesday 28 September
October/November Richmond Tuesday 11 October Tuesday 8 November
October/November
Collingwood Wednesday 12 October Wednesday 9 November
November/December Richmond Tuesday 22 November Tuesday 20 December
November/December
Collingwood Wednesday 23 November Wednesday 21 December

How much does it cost? 

For our standard 5 week program: 

  • Members: $130 
  • Non-Members: $144 

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 [email protected] or chat to us at your nearest venue.