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STROKE SCHOOL

STROKE SCHOOL

An assessment of your swimmer's stroke skills will be required
please call 941 928 9948 for appointment

Stroke School  Registration form    Stroke School Schedule & Rates

DOGGY PADDLE ​, HOLDING YOUR BREATH , SWIMMING UNDER WATER
​ IS  NOT SWIMMING.

Each young swimmer should be able to swim 25 yards (1 lap), on their stomach and back with
freestyle/crawl & back stroke and be able to put their faces in the water.

This program does not teach strokes, but REFINES the stroke.
if your child does not swim free or back:
Please refer to the LEARN TO SWIM
  page for further information


STROKE SCHOOL is a year round continuation of our LEARN TO SWIM program & introduction to the TSUNAMI swim team. STROKE SCHOOL is a 30 minute practice designed to refining freestyle and backstroke technique, as well as develop your child’s swimming endurance,. While your child is developing their swimming skills, they may decide that swimming is the sport they love. AND we would love to have them be part of our team.

 Ages 5 + years old

1. Each young swimmer should be able to swim 25 yards (1 lap), on their stomach and back with freestyle/crawl stroke and be able to put their faces in the water.

2. They must also be able to swim on the surface of the water, not under water only.

3. Swimmers must be able to swim in water that is over their heads.

WHY STROKE SCHOOL?
Even though your child may feel comfortable in a swimming pool environment, they need to develop muscle strength and lung capacity.

What would happen if they fell out of a motor boat,  sailboat, surfboard, kayak, tube on a river, paddle board?  Fell off a dock, river bank, or caught up in a heavy surf?  Could they swim to safety?

This group practices twice each week for 30 minutes, with emphasis on 25 yard stroke drills & practices in the teaching pool, with practice extended to the competition pool and deep water.

Stroke SCHOOL works on the following skills:

Freestyle  Swimmers will work on refining freestyle swimming, side breathing, flutter kick

Backstroke  Swimmers will work on refining proper body position on their back, single arm backstroke, kick

 Breaststroke Swimmers will be introduced to the breaststroke kick, stroke