Summer is right around the corner and swimsuits will soon be displayed at area stores. You have decided that this year you will take the swim class so you can finally go in the deep end. You have found the swimsuit you want to wear and now the dilemma is to figure out where you will wear it. Here is a list of places to go for the best swim classes in Sacramento.
Dolphin Scuba Center
1530 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95815
The Dolphin Swim School has over 30 years of experience in training successful swimmers. Established in 1974 as a swim school, it has provided private swim instruction to aspiring swimmers ever since. The swimming pool is set at 92 degrees, allowing classes to be offered year round to infants through adults. Instructors are skilled to teach a student at any level to swim proficiently.
Andrew’s Swim School
Elk Grove, CA 95758
The pool at Andrew’s, where Andrew is dedicated to teaching children to be safe, is kept at 90 degrees. All classes are three weeks in length, available for children as young as three months old through adults 80-plus. Andrew has over 30 years of experience teaching swimming. His website has adorable photos of a few of the tots who have benefitted from his instruction. He is now taking reservations for the 2013 swimming season.
California Family Fitness
3880 Innovator Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
California Family Fitness (CFF) offers swim lessons taught by Water Safety Instructor-certified teachers, for all levels. Each class set is made up of eight, 25-minute lessons. Private or group lessons are offered, and CFF members are given a discount rate. Not all CFF facilities offer swim classes so make sure you call to verify.
1758 Trinity Way
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Judy and Steve Lemke of AquaMANIA are licensed to teach Miracle Swimming. Miracle Swimming was developed by Melon Dash of the Miracle Swimming Institute and is a style of lessons for those who are not fond of big sums of water. Students are taught to be in control in each area of the pool, such as the shallow end, deep end or on the bottom. Once they are in control, they can progress to the fun things like swimming, scuba or snorkeling. The Lemkes teach you how to prevent panic, keep water out of your nose, open your eyes, how to float and how to stay calm. Each student is asked to fill out the “Beliefs List” and to sign the Student Agreement.
City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation
Aquatics Registration at Coloma Community Center
4623 T St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Throughout the city are various parks that offer swim classes. City of Sac does not allow registering for the classes at the pool, so you must register online, mail in your registration or register at the selected community centers. All information can be found on the website. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The city offers swim classes for children starting at age six months with an adult. If interested, ask about the Blowfish class. Other classes offered are Starfish, Sea Shrimp, Sea Horses, Sea Turtles and Sea Eels. Junior lifeguard classes are also offered by the city; check each pool listing for availability of classes.
Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.