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 typically offered in the fall, winter and spring.
Feb. 1: Members
Feb. 15: Program Participants
April 1: Members (Summer Stroke School is open to members only)
Aug. 1: Members
Aug. 15: Program Participants
Nov. 1: Members
Nov. 15: Program Participants
Not all lesson days and times are available for Program Participants, due to demand.
A.E. Finley YMCA, Linda Singh
Alexander Family YMCA, Alexander Walker
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA, Hunter Bradley
Downtown Durham YMCA, Stanley Bass
East Triangle YMCA, Robin Miller
Kerr Family YMCA, Max Turner
Northwest Cary YMCA, Allie LoPiccolo - For new participants at the Northwest Cary Y, a swim evaluation must be completed prior to registration. Sign-up here.
Southeast Raleigh YMCA, Christopher Thomas
Taylor Family YMCA, Eric Bjorkquist