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"Only Perfect Practice Makes Perfect"

You or your child has now left the security of the learn to swim pool behind. This is the instructional area where all of your 'basic' swimming strokes are further refined while gaining the swimming strength and self-confidence to deal with ever changing water conditions that are presented in a larger swimming environment used by others.

Technique Before Training

The focus of instruction has now shifted towards technical correctness and your existing skills are merged with the more correct and advanced stroke patterns of a competent swimmer.

Children

As children grow, their strokes require continual monitoring to ensure that skills learnt earlier are not adversely effect by intermittent growth spurts. Similarly, the injection of hormones into both the male and female body create significant differences between what one did pre-pubescent to how one swims post puberty.

A good swimming coach will minimize the effects of these changes as they happen and consequently it is beneficial to keep your children in a good instructional and coaching program.

Adults

After learning how to swim, it is also important that the adult continues into a Stroke Improvement group where the timing of the stroke can be refined while further improvement is made in technical efficency. Stroke drills and many skills associated with swimming are learnt at this time.

Instruction can be arranged at a time to suit you and is usually for 30 to 60 minutes.  Many adults enjoy sharing this phase of instruction within a group activity.

Disability

Most times, the nature of and the extent of the disability will determine how much time should be spent on Stroke Improvement. However, our close attention to stroke detail and its' mechanics ensures that every swimmer achivies the most efficient stroke possible.

It is important for the instructor to keep high expectaions for the learners, as often they will want to prove you wrong should you attempt to limit their own expectations. It will be your choice when to stop. However we have seen many disabled swimmers gain recognition in the Paralympic Games. In fact we have taught and coached several who have represented Australia.