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STROKE SCHOOL

 

STROKE SCHOOL

An assessment of your swimmer's skills will be required
Call 941 928 9948 to confirm
please call 941 928 9948 for assessment

HOLDING YOUR BREATH AND SWIMMING UNDER WATER IS NOT SWIMMING.
DOGGY PADDLE IS NOT SWIMMING.

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 develop your child’s swimming endurance, as well as, refining stroke technique. 

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?

Stroke SCHOOL is a swim practice, offered year round & is a non-competitive segue to the sport of swimming & the Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team. 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.

Stroke School  is our advanced level group with swimmers usually graduating in from Learn to Swim lessons.  Ages 5 + years old
(Children 9 + years refer to the Varsity  team on TSUNAMI SWIM TEAM programs)

1. Each young swimmer should be able to swim 25 yards (1 lap), on their stomach and back with 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.

Stroke School  practices in the teaching pool, with practice extended to the competition pool and deep water.

This group practices twice each week for 30 minutes, with emphasis on 25 yard stroke drills.

Stroke SCHOOL will work on the following skills:

Freestyle  Swimmers will be taught extended freestyle swimming, side breathing, flutter kick

Backstroke  Swimmers will be taught proper body position on their back, single arm backstroke, kick

 Breaststroke Swimmers will be introduced to the breaststroke kick, stroke