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1 employee
8 years in business

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Adult Specific Learn to Swim Program

Sacswim4life is brought to you by instructor Joe Dowd. Joe has been working with adults since 1987. He has the care and compassion you have been looking for in an instructor.

I am an old school Red Cross Water Safety Instructor from the 80's. I teach swimming the way it was taught before "water proofing" and
"philosophy" became buzz words to sell you on a particular "method" of learning to swim.

My goal is to make swimming a part of your life for better health and happiness.

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Folsom, CA 95630
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  • Abraham Sekhar

    Thank you Joe for all the guidance. We are really enjoy swimming and glad to have you as our teacher. We admire the fact that you have a genuine passion for swimming and want to share it with as many people as you can" Abraham


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

You will learn swimming in this progression:

1> Face Float (Floating in a flying position with your face in the water)
2> Face Float with kick
3> Back Float
4> Deep water comfort
5> Face Float with Arms (Freestyle)
6> Freestyle with side breathing

Steps 4 & 5 go together.

The toughest thing about learning to swim? Over coming your fear.
The pool at Burger is inside, private, little, quiet and 92 degrees.
​The perfect place to learn to swim!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

30 years teaching.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor 

US Masters Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructor

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$10 per half hour.  Group lesson with up to 5 other students. 

How did you get started teaching?

My older sister worked at the swimming pool.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students.

Specializing in your needs, Amputees, Sight impaired. Childhood trauma. Physical limitations.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I enjoy every night of teaching.  Getting a student comfortable in deep water is a great feeling. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

How warm is the water?  My pool is 92 degrees!  

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask the instructor why he/she is teaching?  For the money?  For the love of the sport?

Lessons offered