** Due to Covid-19 Long Island Swimming is temporarily operating all of our Stroke Clinic Classes as mixed level. The coaches are differentiating each class so that swimmers are challenged in appropriate ways. Currently swimmers only need Fins, Kickboard, and Meshbag for Stroke Clinic. We hope to move back to the leveled program once the pandemic subsides **
Beginner Stroke Clinic is the first level of our stroke clinic program. Swimmers who have completed the Long Island Swim School Lane 4, or who have been evaluated by our instructors are eligible for this group. Children in Long Island Swimming's Beginner Stroke Clinic will be introduced to basic swimming drills to improve their technique. Swimmers will also begin to learn flip turns and the open turns used in competitive swimming. Classes are 40 minutes long. Swimmers in Beginner Stroke Clinic are required to have a kickboard, fins, and a meshbag
Intermediate Stroke Clinic is the second level of our stroke clinic program. Swimmers who have completed the Long Island Swim School beginner stroke clinic, or who have been evaluated by our instructors are eligible for this group. Children in Long Island Swimming's Intermediate Stroke Clinic will be continue to work on basic swimming drills to improve their technique while building more endurance and stamina in the four competitive strokes. Swimmers will continue to practice flip turns and the open turns used in competitive swimming. Classes are 50 minutes long. Swimmers in Intermediate Stroke Clinic are required to have a kickboard, fins, snorkel, noseclip, and a meshbag.
Advanced Stroke Clinic is for swimmers who have completed the Beginner and/or Advanced Stroke clinic, or who have otherwise been evaluated by our staff. Swimmers will build upon the drills they have already learned, and work to improve their technique further. Instructors will use "sets" appropriate for the level of the class in order to build the endurance necessary to compete on a competitive swim team. Instructors continue to spend time working on turns and teaching racing dives. Depending on their age and ability, select swimmers will be invited to compete in meets with our team Long Island Aquatic Club. Classes are 50 minutes long. Swimmers in this stroke clinic are required to have a kickboard, fins, snorkel, noseclip, pull buoy, and a mesh bag.
Young Adult Stroke Clinic is for swimmers ages 12 - 15 who can already complete one lap of each of the 4 competitive strokes. Swimmers must be evaluated by Long Island Swim School staff. Children in this level will learn and practice drills to help improve technique and build endurance. Swimmers will learn flip turns and open turns used in competitive swimming. Classes are 50 minutes long. Swimmers in Young Adult Stroke Clinic are required to have a kickboard, fins, snorkel, noseclip, pull buoy, and a meshbag.
Competing with STroke Clinic
Once each session Long Island Swimming hosts a mini meet. These meets are a fantastic opportunity for our Stroke Clinic swimmers to show off what they've learned in a relaxed racing environment. The mini meet is a terrific learning experience for our Stroke Clinic swimmers and a great introduction into the competitive side of swimming.
Swimmers in our stroke clinic programs may also be invited to participate in USA Swimming sponsored swim meets with our competitive team, Long Island Aquatic Club. Swimmers are consistently evaluated by the coaching staff and are not asked to compete in these meets unless the instructors believe they are both physically and mentally ready.
Long Island Aquatic Club Stroke Clinic classes take place at the Long Island Swim School facility in Garden City and Syosset and at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
Our home in Garden City is located at 750F. Stewart Ave. Garden City, NY 11530. For directions click here.
Our home in Syosset is located at 170 Michael Drive, Syosset, NY 11791. For directions click here.
The Nassau County Aquatic Center is located in Eisenhower Park. There is parking available next to the pool off of Merrick Rd. For directions to the Aquatic Center click here.