Backstroke Stroke Correction Clinic - Sydney

Backstroke Stroke Correction Clinic - Sydney

Sydney Backstroke Stroke Correction Clinic

Next Available: Sun, 14 Aug 11:45AM (AEST)
2 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class


Small group, highly focused stroke correction clinics for kids and teenagers on butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke. Each swimmer has underwater filming and video analysis at the beginning of the clinic, followed by a pool session working through specific drills and exercises to help correct their stroke.

With a small group size of six swimmers per clinic, each swimmer is given tailored feedback and advice throughout the clinic. All clinics are run by Effortless Swimming coaches who have competed at or coached at a National or International level and have experience coaching all levels of swimmers.

Clinic covers:

  • The key fundamentals of each stroke giving the swimmer a better understanding of how the stroke works and where speeds comes from
  • Comprehensive video analysis above and below the water for all three strokes which is recorded and emailed to you after the clinic
  • Finding the natural rhythm and timing of the stroke for better efficiency and pacing
  • How to develop feel for the water and why most swimmers miss the ‘elusive’ catch
  • Building a rock solid kick for maximum propulsion
  • How to implement and maintain their new stroke changes into daily training
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What you will learn

  • Finding the natural rhythm and timing of the stroke for better efficiency and pacing
  • The key fundamentals of each stroke
  • How the stroke works and where speeds comes from

What you will get

  • A fun and valuable learning experience
  • Comprehensive video analysis above and below the water for all three strokes which is recorded and emailed to you after the clinic
  • A recorded video of your swim

What to bring

  • Fins/flippers (we recommend DMC Elite fins)
  • Front Snorkel
  • Pull buoy

What to wear


Appropriate for

Swimmers 9-16 years of age - who are looking to improve their technique in a small class size with regular feedback.

Effortless Swimming

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When swimmers and triathletes want to get faster in the water it’s not often a matter of training harder. Fitness can only take a person so far in swimming. The most effective way to increase speed and endurance is by improving your technique. We take the drills, techniques and training methods used by the best swimmers around the world and make them available to athletes of all levels.

A bit about Brenton:

 - Australian National Age Finalist (400 IM, 200 Breaststroke, 200 IM)

 - National Masters Record Holder

 - Australian National Masters Coach of the Year (2012)

 - Australian Masters National Championship Coach (2009, 2012, 2013)

These methods have been used with athletes and teams who have:

 - Broken National and World Master’s records (Kelly Higgins, Jenny Bucknell, Brenton Ford plus many more)

 - Made National swim teams (Sam Ashby)

 - Competed in the Olympics in triathlon (Samantha Warriner, New Zealand)

 - Won back-to-back National Master’s titles (Powerpoints MSC)

 - Win open water races (Too many to mention!)

 - Improved efficiency and smoothness of their stroke (you don’t have to be a top level swimmer to benefit from the materials)

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5.0 (8 reviews)
Charlize rated it
19 Apr 2021
It was my 9yo daughters first clinic with effortless swimming and while it is conducted in a small group, we (Charlize and her Dad) found it highly informative and yet still an individualised session. Utilising underwater video footage as a tool for constructive feedback is a valuable visual platform to do it with. Being a swimming parent, Mitchell was very accomodating and inclusive to me when wanting to be involved with the video feedback session and with a personal request. Mitchell does well to provide his feedback based on the swimmers age and level of understanding. Charlize is very pleased to have a few new tools to swiftly develop her stoke. I will be adopting this as part of the private coaching for both my kids and have already suggested it to other parents who equally invest in coaching opportunities for their kids.
Emmarated it
11 Jul 2019
We had mitch teaching the backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly clinics we attended during school holidays. The clinics were detailed with analysis of all footage during the sessions with a copy sent to us to follow up with afterwards which is great to reinforce what was learnt. The attention to detail is amazing. The drills of all strokes were great as mitch would stop you to correct the error then let you continue. Time & money well spent. Thankyou Effortless Swimming.
Sophia rated it
18 Apr 2019
We signed our daughter up for three clinics (butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke) Found the instructor very knowledgeable and professional. Have already noticed improvements. Definitely will be doing more clinics in the future.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 3 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Effortless Swimming or organised by Effortless Swimming must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Effortless Swimming.


I agree to give Effortless Swimming unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Effortless Swimming classes and events or on Effortless Swimming's premises. (For use of Effortless Swimming marketing materials).

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