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Stroke School

Stroke School is the entry level program of H2okie Aquatics.  All levels are offered out of both Blacksburg Aquatic Center and Christiansburg Aquatic Center and have several flexible options available for swimmers and parents to choose from.

Most swimmers that participate in Stroke School are between the age of 4 and 12 years old and have a little swimming experience, such as one or two years of participation with a summer league swim team or have taken swim lessons with a local swim lesson program.  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in Stroke School Meets throughout the year, and a few swimmers elect to participate in USA Swimming meets.  The focus of Stroke School is teaching the 4 competitive strokes while having fun and making new friends!

Stroke School swimmers choose to practice 1, 2, or 3 times per week.  The practice days are Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with Sunday as a possible third day.

Stroke School 1 (SS1)

SS1 is the beginning level of our team.  Most swimmers in SS1 are between the ages of 5-8 and have minimal swimming/lesson experience.  Practice is offered 2 times per week for approximately 45 minutes, and it is recommended that swimmers try to attend 2 times per week to see steady improvement, if they are able to do so.  Practice days are either M/W or T/Th.

SS1 swimmers must be able to "swim" 25 yards unassisted before entering SS1.  They can get across the pool anyway they know how.  Swimmers not able to swim 25 yards unassisted should take swim lessons with a lesson program in the area before joining SS1.  SS1 swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in Stroke School Swim Meets throughout the year.  These meets are typically offered during practice times about once per month.

 

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Stroke School 2 (SS2)

Most swimmers in SS2 are between the ages of 6-10 and have a little swimming/lesson experience.  Practice is offered between 2-4 times per week for 1 hour, and it is recommended that swimmers try to attend 2-3 times per week to see steady improvement, if they are able to do so.

SS2 swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of basic freestyle with side breathing and backstroke before entering SS2.  SS2 swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in Stroke School Swim Meets throughout the year.  There are two meets offered in the fall session and two in the winter session.

 

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Stroke School 3 (SS3)

Most swimmers in SS3 are between the ages of 7-11 and are beginning to become fluid swimmers.  Practice is offered between 2-3 times per week for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and it is recommended that swimmers attend at least 2 times per week to see steady improvement, if they are able to do so.

SS3 swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle with side breathing along with 25 yards of backstroke as well as 25 yards of either butterfly or breaststroke before entering SS3.  In addition, swimmers should be able to attempt a dive from the blocks and a flipturn.  SS3 swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in Stroke School Swim Meets throughout the year.  There are two meets offered in the fall session and two in the winter session.

 

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