Welcome to Stroke Development

Where young swimmers are introduced to technique.

About the program

Stroke Development is a 30 minute class typically for kids ages 6-8 who can swim 25 yards of unassisted freestyle and some preliminary backstroke. This class focuses on teaching more advanced strokes, proper body head and arm positioning in the water, as well as kicking and breathing techniques. Improving stroke ability enables a swimmer to use less energy and move faster in the water.

This is an appropriate group for swimmers who have already developed survival skills in the water. We keep a ratio of 6:1 at this level from children to instructors. During the first session, swimmers will be placed into level 1, 2 or 3.

One registration per child is required. You may only register for one type of program at a time. (Example, you may not register your child for stroke development and advanced stroke.)

There is a maximum enrollment policy for Stroke Development of up to 2 classes per week.

Classes are first come, first served. Once classes are full, please email for waitlist. Waitlist persons will be contacted in the order in which requests were received.

Stroke Development program goals

Level 2.1 Goals

  • All of the Begin-to-swim Goals through Level 1.3
  • Developing freestyle form and building endurance
  • Developing proper backstroke arm technique, including arm rotation and proper pull

Level 2.2 Goals

  • Refining freestyle and backstroke technique
  • Building endurance in freestyle, 50 yards & building endurance in backstroke & breaststroke
  • Introduction of elementary kick and stroke

Level 2.3 Goals

  • Refining freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke techniques
  • Building endurance in freestyle, 50 yards & building endurance in backstroke & breaststroke
  • Dolphin kicking on front and back in streamline
  • Introduction of preliminary butterfly skills

Schedule and Dates

Winter 2024 class schedule

Mondays 6pm – 6.30pm at Hommocks pool

Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6pm at Hommocks pool

Wednesdays 6pm – 6.30pm at Hommocks pool

Fridays 5.30pm – 6pm at Hommocks pool

Fridays 6pm – 6.30pm at Hommocks pool

Dates for Winter 2024 session

Mondays 1/22 – 3/18 (No class on 2/19)

Wednesdays 1/24 – 3/20 (No class on 2/21)

Fridays 1/26 – 3/22 (No class on 2/23)

Important Information

Winter 2024, Monday & Wednesday classes will be an 8 week session. Fridays classes will be an 8 week session. 

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