Effortless Swimming – Freestyle Stroke Correction Clinics

What is it?

A 3-hour freestyle stroke correction clinic with underwater filming and analysis that helps swimmers and triathletes improve their technique and efficiency by using the latest stroke development techniques. Live filming and analysis means you get to work on specific aspects of your stroke with regular feedback throughout the clinic. All clinics are run by specifically trained Effortless Swimming coaches who have competed or coached at a National or International level but have experience working with all levels of swimmers.

Who’s it for?

Swimmers and triathletes wanting to become faster, more efficient and confident in their swimming. Suitable for both adults, teenagers, and swimmers 12 years or older.

What you’ll learn and cover during the clinic:

  • The fundamentals of freestyle giving you a better understanding of how the stroke works
  • Comprehensive video analysis above and below the water that you’ll receive a copy of to take home with you
  • Finding the balance between stroke rate (cadence) and stroke length (distance per stroke)
  • How to develop feel for the water and why most swimmers miss the ‘elusive’ catch
  • Stretching and flexibility for swimming and how tightness might be holding you back from achieving your best
  • How to implement your new stroke changes into daily training


$220 (includes a copy of your underwater filming and recorded video analysis via the Skillest app)

How many spots are available?

Each clinic has two coaches and is capped at a maximum of 12 swimmers

** You’ll be taken directly to a payment page when booking.

Melbourne – Hunting Tower School Pool – Click here to book

10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Huntingtower School Pool 77 Waimarie Dr, Mount Waverley VIC 3149, Australia – December 16th, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Huntingtower School Pool 77 Waimarie Dr, Mount Waverley VIC 3149, Australia – December 16th, 2017

Sydney -Cook and Phillip Pool – Click here to book

10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Cook and Phillip Pool, 4 College St, NSW 2000 Australia – December 17th, 2017
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Cook and Phillip Pool, 4 College St, NSW 2000 Australia – December 17th, 2017

Is your city not listed or the dates above don’t suit you? Let us know where you’d like us to visit by emailing us here.

What you’ll need:

  • Fins/Flippers (we recommend DMC Elite fins)
  • Pull Buoy

Gift Vouchers:

Need a birthday present for a loved one? Freestyle Clinic gift vouchers are available for purchase here.

What others are saying:

“I just wanted to pass along my appreciation and thanks for your swim clinics. Last weekend I completed my first event since then – a Sprint distance triathlon at Jervis bay. Previously my pb for swim leg was 20:31 and on the weekend I smashed it and PB in 16:24. So again, I just wanted to say thanks.” – Michael Taylor, Canberra

“I thought I should tell you that today I timed my 400m for the first time since attending your Sydney clinic in July. My time was 9:22. Today it was 8:24.  Incredible. Thank you so much, now I can reach my goal of completing my bronze this summer!” – Rosy Pragono, Sydney

“Thought I would just share what a difference your swim clinic has made in such a short time. Just over a week after the clinic I did a 1 km TT with buoy as that has been my benchmark over the years. Previous best was 18.40, today 18.03. I just feel so much better in the water.” – John Fulker, Sydney

A little over a month ago, my 10-year old son attended a Freestyle Clinic run by Brenton and the Effortless Swimming team.  What a fantastic experience! The opportunity for immediate feedback via video analysis was priceless for Gus and, quite simply, the results speak for themselves.  Since the clinic, he has dropped a whopping 25 seconds from his 400m freestyle time, down to 1.25 per 100m over that distance.    I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending a Clinic to others keen to improve their performance in the water ” – Sarah Ciesiolka, Orange, NSW

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the clinic on Sunday. I have just saved 10 seconds off my 100m and it felt easier!!! I have just done 2km in the pool and it feels like I have only done 500m.”
Paula Luke, Sydney

“I knocked 6 minutes off my time from last years Nepean Triathlon swim…I felt much more relaxed, in control and felt smooth – it is the first time I have actually enjoyed the swim (after about 8 triathlons!)” – Scott Bradford, Sydney

“I learnt things that I had never heard of in swimming and in a way that I will be able to implement them through feel. I would totally recommend it to anyone from budding young athletes to iron men to old guys (all of whom were in our group).” – Ken Saville, Newcastle

“Thanks for the guidance in the swim clinic, my times have improved by 10-15 seconds per 100mt and I am able to complete long endurance sessions (3km) with minimal effort” – Heath Niven, QLD

“Thanks so much for the clinic. What a fantastic day and the specific help that you gave has really made a difference. I just thought that you might be interested in these times:

Canberra 70.3 2012 – 47:10
Canberra 70.3 2013 – 45:45
Sydney 70.3 2014 – 52:34
Sydney 70.3 2015 – 52:29

The week after your swimming clinic
Geelong 70.3 2016 – 38:08″ – Simon Ernst, Canberra

“I’ve spent a few sessions in the pool this week using the technique you recommended and I’ve set a few PBs as a result. I’ve never gone under 1:35 over 100m before and yesterday I clocked 1:28, and that wasn’t ‘sprinting’ either. My PB in my 300m warm up was 5:01 and in the same session clocked 4:55! You’ve opened up a whole new level of opportunity in the water I always knew (hoped) was there but never thought I’d be able to find.” – Paul Shelbourn, Sydney

“This weekend I completed my first Sprint Distance triathlon since the clinic and it was here that I really felt the improvement in my swimming. After having time to complete some more pool sessions focusing on the techniques I learnt, everything from the clinic just seemed to come together in one race and for the first time in my life I actually felt that the swim was somewhat ‘effortless’ even with all the chaos of not being at the very back of the pack for the first time in a race. I was able to relax and focus on my stroke and the key areas that I learnt from the clinic. My swim leg time for Sprint Triathlon was 14:06 about 11 seconds faster per 50m faster than my previous best of 19:33. Not only was it a huge PB, I finished with more energy than ever before and felt competitive and fresh throughout the swim (rather than finishing last and exhausted) which led me to huge PBs in both my bike leg and my run leg as well.

Being able to improve by so much so quickly knowing I still have a lot to learn is a great feeling, so I just wanted to say thank you very much and I really enjoyed the clinic.” – Shane Kelly, Sydney

“Super happy! Thanks so much for your help. Its not only changed the way I engage with the water and apply myself as I do it, but it has also changed the way I swim in events. A whole range of opportunities have now opened up in relation to the ability to interact with other swimmers in the water and take advantage of various drafting opportunities. Now the advantage of drafting is also particularly noticeable, where in the past it didn’t feel significant.” – Simon Lun, Sydney

“Thanks heaps for your clinic yesterday. Jumped in the windy, choppy ocean baths today and concentrated on everything I was told, took nearly 20 seconds off my 100m times.” – Trent Bartholomew, Newcastle

“I just had a PB this morning at an Olympic distance race. Seven minutes quicker (an average of 28 secs/100m faster)! This is THE best investment I have ever made. I now think spendings few $1,000 on the bike is ridiculous.” – Sean Sawaki, Melbourne

“I can’t thank you enough for the info and such simple yet effective steps to improve. I’ve cut 7 seconds per lap off my times over 1km. So thats a massive improvement and I’m not feeling so wasteful in the water. It’s much smoother! I’ll be recommending the course to anyone who is looking for help.” – Kath Elms, Cairns

The coaching session was very helpful, as this was probably the first real instruction on technique that I’ve had. The video commentary has been invaluable to go back to and actually see what I’m doing wrong and where I need to improve. Already I’ve being putting some of the recommendations you made into practice. A the recent  Ironman Melbourne I took 5mins off my predicted swim split, and very happy with my result.” – Steve Smith, Melbourne
“Got heaps out of the session so thanks heaps for your time. I’m practicing every swim with all the changes and already seeing results. My 1km pool time has come down from 22 to 19.38
I’ve done a couple of open water swims and today we had a race with no wet suit and again, big improvements.” – Debbie Lewry, Cairns
“It was a great clinic, and very helpful for sorting out a few errors with my stroke and kick. I felt that by the end of the clinic I was more streamlined in the water, especially on the kick and was able to move a bit faster which is exactly what I was after. The ideas around breaking down the components of the stroke and using them in warm up laps was a good one to know. Thanks!” – Jen Dodd, Melbourne
“I had swum a 1km time trial with my Tri-squad the Wednesday night before the clinic, in a time of 22’20”. The timing of your clinic was perfect as I then had 6 weeks to practice what I learnt before the next time trial (at 2-3 swim sessions a week). Last week I did my 1km time trial in 21’27” – nearly a minute off! I’m so impressed and so grateful for your clinic and feedback.” – Lisa MacFarlane, Melbourne

Got Questions?

Call us on 1300 755 088 or contact support

Cancellation policy – Because most clinics sell out we require 7 days notice if you can’t attend the clinic.