Stroke School is the Seals entry level to the team. It’s all about developing a swimmer’s technique, using the foundational building-blocks of balance, breath control and core movement. Athletes build their confidence in a positive, fun and safe environment that helps all swimmers work toward their personal best, and encourage their friends do the same.
Summer Stroke School 1: Ages 6-7
Students aged 6-7yrs who are comfortable underwater build confidence around water safety, balance, breath control and core movement, using freestyle and backstroke as the main training tools. Using fun games and drills each lesson gives a taste of the swim team experience in a fun, technique-oriented environment. New swimmers are comfortable in the pool, can comfortably blow bubbles underwater, and can swim 15+ yards any style – even if they have made up their own stroke.
Summer Stroke School 2: Ages 7-8
This group is for young athletes aged 7-8yrs who are comfortable in the water. Each lesson gives a taste of the swim team experience in a fun, technique-oriented environment. Using fun games and drills, the focus is on continuing to develop balance, breath control, and core movement. Freestyle and backstroke are the main training tools, and breast stroke and butterfly are introduced. Swimmers are comfortable underwater, and can swim 25+ yards Freestyle.
Summer Stroke School 3: Ages 8-9
Swimmers aged 8-9yrs who are confident in the water continue to develop technique in all four competitive strokes, using fun games and drills, as well as broadening understanding of starts, turns. Swimmers also develop endurance as they swim further, start to use the pace clock and learn good lane etiquette. Swimmers entering at this level are comfortable underwater, and can swim 50+ yards Freestyle.
Summer Stroke School 4: Ages 9-10
Swimmers aged 9-10yrs who are confident in the water continue to build stamina and develop technique in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns. Swimmers use the pace clock, swim test sets, and learn good technique always comes first – that you won’t swim fast until you swim well. Swimmers entering this level are comfortable underwater, and can swim 100 yards Freestyle. This level is a precursor to joining the competitive team.