Stroke Development

We offer various levels of Stroke Development, all with the aim of progressing toward competitive swim level.

 Beginning Stroke Development

Swimmers in Beginning Stroke Development work on endurance, water safety, stroke technique for freestyle and backstroke.

Equipment used: kick boards

Intermediate Stroke Development

Swimmers in Intermediate Stroke Development will focus on stroke technique for all four strokes, endurance, flip turns, dives, completing swim sets and how to read a pace clock.

Equipment used: kick board and fins

Advanced Stroke Development

Swimmers in Advanced Stroke Development will be introduced to Race Paced Training and continue to improve stroke technique.  This level is best for swimmers with experience and water sport athletes looking to improve endurance in the water.

This group is recommended for swimmers age 11 and over

Equipment used: kick board and fins

High School Swimmer Stroke Development

Geared for swimmers currently swimming  competitively in high school, or advanced swimmers aiming to compete in high school, but not compete on club level. Ideal for swimmers wanting to continue to progress with their stroke technique and conditioning after the end of high school swim season is over.  

This group is recommended for swimmers age 13 and over

Equipment used: kick board and fins

Stroke Development is offered at both Watsonville and Simpkins Pools

These swim groups are available year-round