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Stroke Improvement 

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 swimming strength and self-confidence.

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.

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.

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 efficiency. Stroke drills and many skills associated with swimming are learnt at this time.

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 achieves 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.