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
March 2 - May 11, 2019
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
Jan. 7 - 23, Jan. 28 - Feb. 13, Feb. 18 - Mar. 6
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:10 - 6 p.m.
Member: $74 (6-lesson session)
Participant: $89 (6-lesson session)
*Swimmers wishing to enroll in stroke school must complete a swim evaluation with an aquatics director or swim lesson instructor prior to registration. The evaluation will consist of swimming one lap freestyle and one lap backstroke without stopping, and treading water for 30 seconds. Please contact Emmalee Smith at Emmalee.Smith@YMCATriangle.org to arrange your evaluation.

Downtown Durham YMCA
Dec. 8 - Feb. 23
Saturdays, 1 - 1:50 p.m.
Member: $107 (12-lesson session)
Contact Stanley.Bass@YMCATriangle.org for more information.

Kerr Family YMCA
Ages 5 - 10
Winter Session: Saturdays, Dec. 8 - Feb. 23, 9:35 - 10:25 a.m. (off 12/22 & 12/29)
Spring Session: Saturdays, March 2 - May 18, 9:35 - 10:25 a.m. (off 4/13 & 4/20)
Ages 11 - 14  
Winter Session: Saturdays, Dec. 8 - Feb. 23, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. (off 12/22 & 12/29)
Spring Session: Saturdays, March 2 - May 18, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. (off 04/13 & 04/20)

Member: $107
Participant: $128
Contact Lorie Buchholz for more information.

Taylor Family YMCA
Monday/Wednesday
9 and under: 7:05 - 7:55 p.m.
10 and older: 8 - 8:50 p.m.
Member: $107 
Participant: $128
Contact Jessica Meder via email for more information. 

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