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 successfully earned a black band and are ready for more stroke proficiency.

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 a great prequel to YMCA's Junior Competitor program or Summer Swim Teams. 

YMCA Stroke School is offered at the following locations.

Winter Sessions

Registration opens Feb. 1 for Members, Feb. 15 for Program Participants

A.E. Finley YMCA
Saturdays, Dec. 2 - Feb. 17, 1 - 1:45 p.m. (ages 5 - 10)
Saturdays, Dec. 2 - Feb. 17, 2 - 2:45 p.m. (ages 11 and up)
Saturdays, Feb. 24 - May 5, 1 - 1:45 p.m. (ages 5 - 10, no class March 30)
Saturdays, Feb. 24 - May 5, 2 - 2:45 p.m. (ages 11 and up, no class March 30)
Member: $107
Participant: $128
Contact Linda.Singh@YMCATriangle.org for additional information.

Alexander Family YMCA
March 19 - May 24, 2018
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m., Saturdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
Options to participate once per week or twice per week
Contact Whitney.Anderson@YMCATriangle.org for additional information.

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Monday/Wednesday, June 11 - 27, 5:10 - 6 p.m. (SS1-1)
Tuesday/Thursday, June 12 - 28, 5:10 - 6 p.m. (SS1-2)
Monday/Wednesday, July 2 - 18, 5:10 - 6 p.m. (SS2-1)
Tuesday/Thursday, July 3 - 19, 5:10 - 6 p.m. (SS2-2)
Monday/Wednesday, July 23 - Aug. 8, 5:10 - 6 p.m. (SS3-1)
Tuesday/Thursday, July 24 - Aug. 9, 5:10 - 6 p.m.) (SS3-2)
Member: $74 (6-lesson session), $62 (5-lesson session)
Participant: $89 (6-lesson session), $74 (5-lesson session)
Contact Seattle.Kiser@YMCATriangle.org for additional information.

Kerr Family YMCA
Ages 5 - 10
Saturdays, Feb. 24 - May 12*, 9:35 - 10:25 a.m.
Ages 11 - 14
Saturdays, Feb. 24 - May 12*, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.
Member: $107
Participant: $128

*Note: Stroke School will not meet on March 31 or April 7.
All new participants must be evaluated before registration. Contact Lorie Buchholz via email for more information on Kerr Family YMCA Stroke School. 

Taylor Family YMCA
Saturdays, March 17 - April 28 (no class March 30)
9 and under: 12:10 - 1:15 p.m.
10 and older: 1:20 - 2:25 p.m.
Member: $107
Contact Jessica Meder via email for more information.