Stroke School

Stroke School is an advanced series of swim instruction for youth who are interested in stroke proficiency for swim teams or lifeguarding certifications.

The program is taught by YMCA swim instructors and is for youth who have completed the Advanced Level of group swim lessons or have successfully completed an assessment showing preparedness for the program.

Stroke School focuses on the four strokes in competitive swimming – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly – as well as turns and dives. This program is instructional and recreational. There are no swim meets.

Stroke School is the next step for swimmers who have completed the Advanced Level of group swim lessons and is a great prequel to the YMCA’s Junior Competitor or Summer Swim Teams.

YMCA Stroke School is offered at the following locations.

A.E. Finley YMCA
Sept. 15 - Nov. 17
Saturdays, 1 - 1:45 p.m. or 2 - 2:45 p.m. 
Member: $107
Participant: $128
Contact Linda.Singh@YMCATriangle.org for more information.

Alexander Family YMCA
Contact Whitney.Anderson@YMCATriangle.org for more information.

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Sept. 10 - 26, Oct. 1 - 17, Oct. 29 - Nov. 14
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:10 - 6 p.m.
Member: $74 (6-lesson session)
Participant: $89 (6-lesson session)
Contact Emmalee.Smith@YMCATriangle.org for more information.

Downtown Durham YMCA
Sept. 8 - Nov. 10
Saturdays, 1 - 1:45 p.m.
Contact Stanley.Bass@YMCATriangle.org for more information.

Kerr Family YMCA
Ages 5 - 10
Saturdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 17, 9:35 - 10:25 a.m.
Ages 11 - 14
Saturdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 17, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.
Member: $107
Participant: $128
Contact Lorie Buchholz for more information.

Taylor Family YMCA
Saturdays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 15
9 and under: 12:15 - 1:05 p.m.
10 and older: 1:10 - 2 p.m.
Member: $107
Contact Jessica Meder via email for more information. 

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