Welcome to Stroke Development

Where young swimmers are introduced to technique.

About the program

Stroke Development is a 35 minute class typically for kids ages 5-8 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

Class Schedule

Hommocks Pool in Larchmont, NY

Monday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Carver Center Pool in Port Chester, NY

Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-11:45am
Saturday 12:00pm-12:45pm
Saturday 1:00pm-1:45pm
Saturday 2:00pm-2:45pm
Saturday 3:00pm-3:45pm
Sunday 2:00pm-2:45pm
Sunday 3:00pm-3:45pm

Dates for Winter 2021 session

  • Monday start date is 2/1/2021. 10 classes in winter session. No class 2/15, 3/29. Last class is 4/19/21.
  • Tuesday start date is 2/2/21. 10 classes in winter session. No class 2/16, 3/30. Last class is 4/20/21.
  • Thursday start date is 2/4/21. 10 classes in winter session. No class 2/18, 3/1. Last class is 4/22/21.
  • Friday start date is 2/5/21. 10 classes in winter session. No class 2/19, 4/2. Last class is on 4/23/21.
  • Saturday start date is 2/6/21. 10 classes in winter session. No class 2/20, 4/3. Last class is on 4/24/21.
  • Sunday start date is 2/7/21. 10 classes in winter session. No class 2/21, 4/4. Last class is on 4/25/21.

Important Information

For Winter 2021 session, all classes are a 10 week program.

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