The Long Island Swimming Stroke Clinic is the ideal program for swimmers who want to improve their four competitive strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle. Swimmers practice and apply drills to improve their technique, making their strokes more efficient. Our trained instructors work with each child in a small group to guarantee individual progress. Swimmers build their overall stamina and endurance in addition to improving their strokes. Many swimmers in the program progress to the next level, our competitive swim team - LIAC.
Beginner Stroke Clinicis the first level of our strokeclinic program. Swimmers ages 10 & Under 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 StrokeClinic 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 30 minutes long.
Stroke Clinic is for swimmers age 10 and under who have completed the Beginner Strokeclinic, 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 may be invited to compete in meets with our team Long Island Aquatic Club.Classes are 30 minutes long.
Young Adult Stroke Clinic is for swimmers ages 11 - 14 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 30 minutes long.
Swimmers in the stroke clinic should come prepared with goggles and swim caps, or long hair pulled back from their face. At this level swimmers are required to have a kickboard, fins, and a mesh bag. Swimmers will use this equipment throughout their swimming careers to help them improve strength and technique in certain areas. Girls should wear one piece "training style" suits, and boys should wear jammer style suits. No rashguards please, they slow your swimmer down and prevent them from learning technique correctly!
Long Island Aquatic Club Stroke Clinic classes take place at the Long Island Swim School facilities in Garden City and Syosset. The swim school locations are the perfect teaching environment to accommodate student instruction and learning at this level.