Stroke School


Nu Wave Stroke School 2013-14

Location:  Isidore Newman School


1.  September- November Session: September 9- November 6 on Monday or Wednesday 5:00-5:45 pm

2.  Fall 2013 Session : November 19 - February 13 on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 - 4:15 pm or Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:00 pm  

3.  Spring 2014 Session: February 18 - May 8 on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 - 4:15 pm or Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45 pm and 4:45 - 5:30 pm.


Our Stroke School bridges the gap between swim lessons and competitive swimming.  The program employs the station method of teaching so that learning new water skills and stroke instruction is accomplished in the most effective and FUN manner possible.

At each station the fundamental elements of swimming are organized into teaching units with advancement criteria which provide the student with clear tests of his/her abilities. Our Stroke School picks up where lessons end - teaching not only safety skills, body alignment, and freestyle skills.

We focus on improving each swimmer's stroke technique and seek to introduce all four competitive strokes.  For more advanced students, our program can serve as a supplement to summer league swimming programs and can accommodate swimmers wanting to learn more advanced competitive skills.  Stroke school is ideal for individuals wanting to stay physically fit.

Under the guidance of a professional coach, more advanced students learn and develop the four competitive strokes, racing starts, and turns. All skills necessary to swim FAST at a competitive level and summer league level will be emphasized.

As the session progresses, swimmers will be evaluated as to their potential to swim year round with the Nu Wave Swim Club.  Stroke School swimmers will have the option to register and compete in USA swimming competitions for an additional fee.

Open to swimmers ages 5 & over who can willingly swim 15 yards unassisted.

Registration, class options, and prices are available online by selecting Stroke School from the Home Page. There will be no classes the week of November 25, December 23, December 30, March 3 and April 14 due to school holidays. For Tuesday and Thursday classes, a Nu Wave swim instructor is available to collect Newman School swimmers in the Stern Foyer at 3:00 pm and walk them to the pool for class. We reserve the right to refund your registration cost if your swimmer does not meet the minimum swimming requirements.

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