Stroke Improvement
Skill Building & Fitness for Youth

This program is directed towards the capable swimmer who is looking for improved fitness and stroke technique. Swimmers will be instructed in the 4 competitive strokes, including Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. They will be coached the techniques needed to learn these strokes successfully. This program is designed as a stepping stone into the competitive program, OR for overall fitness and improved swimming. 


Swimmers entering Stroke Improvement must:

  • be between the ages of 9 - 12
  • be able to swim front crawl & back crawl proficiently
  • be able to swim a minimum of 100 continuously


New swimmers must attend a Rookie Camp Assessment prior to registering, where our Coaching team will be able to determine which of our program levels is the best fit for your swimmer. 

Spring 2021 Update: We are currently awaiting further easing of COVID-19 related restrictions that will allow for a return of our Stroke Improvement program. We will not be holding in-person Rookie Camp assessments for the Spring 2021 session. If your swimmer is between 9-12 years of age and is able to meet the above listed skill criteria, you may register for the Spring 2021 Stroke Improvement session. Our coaches will confirm that this is the correct program during the first week of practices. 

Practice Times

Spring 2021 Schedule

Session registration & start dates to be confirmed

Canyon Meadows Pool

Seton YMCA


Monday & Friday

Session dates TBC

6:00 - 7:00 PM


Spring 2021 Fees 


Monday / Friday   (2 practices /week)     $TBC





All fees are due (in full) to the office prior to swimmers beginning the program.

* All swimmers in our LTCS (LearnTo-Competitive-Swim) program are registered members of Swim Alberta and Swimming Canada. This Swimming Canada fee is included in the fees listed above, and will be detailed on your billing invoice. 

Please note: There is a $50 charge for the 1st group change (days/times) if they are requested within 72 hours of the first day of programming. Additional changes or changes done on the day are between $100-$150 per change. There are no refunds after the first day of the program. Withdrawals prior to the first day of the program will be subject to a $25 administration fee.

* We are unable to provide credits, refunds, or make-up opportunities for missed practices, including for those due to illness or self-isolation requirements. 


Swim School swimmers require the following equipment

  • Bathing Suit (Team Suit Recommended) 

  • Cascade Cap - included with registration fees

  • Goggles 

  • Swimming Fins (FINIS fins preferred - colour coded by size)

Visit our swim gear page to learn about options to buy your swim gear


Stroke Improvement Programs do not have any volunteer requirements