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"I am not sure if I told you earlier about how valuable it is for us to have learnt swimming! You’re an amazing teacher and we have come a long way from being afraid of water to being so comfortable in it now! We went down to San Diego for thanksgiving holidays and took the scuba open water diver certification and passed it successfully over three days! We had a swim test required for being a diver in open water and all of us did it very easily! Our diving instructor was very much like you, he enjoys teaching people to dive and was very patient and calm while teaching us. Its really cool to meet people like you and thanks again for teaching us to swim!"



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Here I am enjoying a swim in Crater Lake !

Sacramento's Adult Learn to Swim Program.

Specializing in your needs, Amputees, Sight impaired & water therapy

My Program is design to get you swimming and keep you swimming for a life time.  When would you like to start?

Regular classes 
​are $10 Per Person

30 minutes sessions
​Monday & Thursday 6:30, 7:00, & 7:30 PM

5 people Maximum Per Class

Family & Friend Classes available by appointment.

Check us out on Fox 40 !

What my students saying:

"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"

Hey Joe,

"I really enjoyed my first lesson, looking forward to many more!! You are superb and thank you for all your encouraging words."


​"Thank you for being patient and kind! See you next time."


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 able to bring you the best adult lessons in the area at the best price.

1> Burger Physical Therapy does not charge me to use the pool.
2> I work full time, this is not my career. I love swimming, that is why I am doing this.
3> I haven't hired a professional to do my website or take photo's for advertising.
(I am sure you figured that out)

​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.

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!

Come see why so many have learned to swim with me.  

Isn't it time you started enjoying the water?  Send me a note today and I'll make it happen.