2 Strokes

Prerequisites for 2 or 3 Strokes Classes:
Must have taken at least our Beginning class.
Must understand "being in your body"
Must be in your body for trying all "toys" in shallow end (sitting on bottom, falling forward, somersaults, handstands, whale jumps)
All of these skills must be done without speed
Helpful if you've already taken Freestyle class
When you know you're safe and you can move from here to there with confidence and ease, you're ready to learn strokes.

Backstroke and Breaststroke or Backstroke and Butterfly; 30 hour course, 7 days, 10 sessions.
Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly: 42 hour course, 10 days, 14 sessions, 2 days off

Learn stroke drills, stroke technique, and take time to practice. Video of your learning and progress for maximum feedback.

You've asked us for years to teach you the other strokes. Now's your chance! We'll take 7-10 days : 3+ days for each stroke to build drills for each stroke and send you off with either the whole strokes, or the drills needed to complete them with a little more practice.

Class is in Sarasota

2 Strokes: Ten 3-hour classes over 7 days. One day off.
3 Strokes: Fourteen 3-hour classes over 10 days. Two days off


We recommend that you stay at the nearest hotel so you can devote your time to swimming and absorbing information and reduce commuting.


If you don't have fins, we recommend TYR split fins or Aquasphere Fitness Fins. Test them in the pool and make sure they're comfortable, not too stiff. If they are too stiff, you will be unable to kick. Allow time to replace them, just in case. It's VERY important to have fins that work on Day 1. If these don't work for you, buy full-foot rubber snorkeling fins. We recommend Water Gear.

Wetsuit shirt

You may want to use a wetsuit shirt for extra warmth, though in FL, it's not likely. Rent is $20 for 1-10 days, or buy your own, $40 currently. We highly recommend a rash guard, which is a polyester /lycra shirt that protects you from the sun. It should fit like a glove. We sell Miracle Swimming rash guards for $28. $30-$40 at sporting goods stores.

Purchase 2 mm Wetsuit Vest: make sure it fits snugly

Please bring these items to class:

two bathing suits, dark goggles if class is outdoors (otherwise, regular goggles), fins, sun block, flip flops, and rash guard (should fit you like your skin).

Upcoming Stokes Classes

“When I overcame my fear of water with MSI, it was better than passing the bar. I've taken all MSI's classes except SCUBA. The 3 Strokes class is the best one!"
—Margaret Teague

"I am amazed. This takes second place only to your Bali SCUBA trip."
—Robert Foster

"This is tons of fun. I don't want class to end."
—Evelyn Goodwin