Our Swim Class Levels, Part III: Stroke Enhancement

At the Tom Dolan Swim School, we strive to share our love of swimming with all of our students.

Each student starts in a different place: the toddler who is scared to get in the water, the kindergartener who can’t wait to learn the backstroke, or the adult who wants to master the basics. Our facility is an ideal learning environment, and our teachers excel at giving students the support and guidance they need to develop their abilities – and have fun in the process!

In this four-part series, we’re examining the different swim classes we have at our school, and what valuable skills each one provides. (If you missed the first two installments, start by checking out Part I: Water Comfort and Part II: Stroke Development.)

Level III: Stroke Enhancement

Our Stroke Enhancement classes build on the lessons learned in Stroke Development, increasing technical accuracy and efficiency. These levels help students refine their freestyle and backstroke technique, as well as practice the elements that make up proper breaststroke and butterfly. Classes have no more than six to eight children.

Swordfish

In Swordfish classes, students focus on improving their freestyle and backstroke, while building their aerobic base. They also become more proficient in precise breaststroke and butterfly technique. Through advanced drills, children hone their skills for all four strokes.

Sailfish

Sailfish classes are designed to perfect technique and achieve greater aerobic stroke base. Students tackle higher-level drills for the four main strokes, with a strong emphasis on butterfly and breaststroke.

Tiger Shark

Students in Tiger Shark classes build stroke efficiency and speed by polishing their technique. They perform individual stroke turns, and competitive-level drills to work on specific technical problems. When they’re ready, students have the opportunity to learn Tom’s gold medal-winning Individual Medley.  

Do our Stroke Enhancement classes sound like a good fit for your child? Learn more about class registration, and stay tuned for Part IV of our class levels series!

At the Tom Dolan Swim School, we strive to share our love of swimming with all of our students.

Each student starts in a different place: the toddler who is scared to get in the water, the kindergartener who can’t wait to learn the backstroke, or the adult who wants to master the basics. Our facility is an ideal learning environment, and our teachers excel at giving students the support and guidance they need to develop their abilities – and have fun in the process!

In this four-part series, we’re examining the different swim classes we have at our school, and what valuable skills each one provides. (If you missed the first two installments, start by checking out Part I: Water Comfort and Part II: Stroke Development.)

Level III: Stroke Enhancement

Our Stroke Enhancement classes build on the lessons learned in Stroke Development, increasing technical accuracy and efficiency. These levels help students refine their freestyle and backstroke technique, as well as practice the elements that make up proper breaststroke and butterfly. Classes have no more than six to eight children.

Swordfish

In Swordfish classes, students focus on improving their freestyle and backstroke, while building their aerobic base. They also become more proficient in precise breaststroke and butterfly technique. Through advanced drills, children hone their skills for all four strokes.

Sailfish

Sailfish classes are designed to perfect technique and achieve greater aerobic stroke base. Students tackle higher-level drills for the four main strokes, with a strong emphasis on butterfly and breaststroke.

Tiger Shark

Students in Tiger Shark classes build stroke efficiency and speed by polishing their technique. They perform individual stroke turns, and competitive-level drills to work on specific technical problems. When they’re ready, students have the opportunity to learn Tom’s gold medal-winning Individual Medley.  

Do our Stroke Enhancement classes sound like a good fit for your child? Learn more about class registration, and stay tuned for Part IV of our class levels series!