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Me And My Shadow: Infants to 3 yrs. Lessons are taught with an adult in the water with the child. 3 yrs and older see below. This class is not available during the first session (June 6 – 16)

Beginner 1 – Nonfloater, little or no water experiences.

Beginner 2 – Floater (but shaky), short breath (less than 10 count), but can kick a short distance with face in water. Begin “Pool Safety Stroke for the Young Child” (flutter kick and modified breaststroke pull with head-up breath recovery) emphasized here.

Beginner 3 – Relaxed and strong floater, eyes open, long breath (10 count or more), can float kick with face in the water has some arm stroke ability (crawl or breaststroke). Perfecting breath recovery and increasing distance using the “Pool Safety Stroke for the Young Child” (modified breaststroke with a flutter kick and head up breath recovery) emphasized here. Begin back-float, sit and knee dives.

Beginner 4 – Mastered pool safety stroke for the young child (see above for description) and can swim in deep end comfortably. Classic crawlstroke, back-float and stand dive emphasized here.

Advanced Beginner – Can swim short distance (25 yards) using proper crawlstroke breath recovery and arm stroking. Perfect crawlstroke, backstroke, diving, and begin elementary backstroke emphasized here.

Intermediate – Can swim crawl stroke well (several pool lengths) with proper breath recovery. Has mastered the elementary backstroke. Scissors kick, breaststroke and perfecting backcrawl will be emphasized at this level. Racing turns and dives will also be taught if desired.

Swimmer – Can swim crawl stroke and breaststroke well (50 meters) with proper breathing and arm stroking. Perfecting all strokes, including sidestroke. Begin learning butterfly and junior lifesaving skills.

All levels will learn water safety skills. Certificates/progress reports issued at end of each 2 week session

Fees: $105 per session. Each session is 8 lessons, Mon. thru Thu. for 2 consecutive weeks. Each lesson is 30 minutes long with a maximum of 4 students per class.* We are offering morning lessons if interest dictates.
Times: Exact times TBA (2:00 – 6:30) Please note your time preference below. Exact times will be posted or advised one week
in advance. Time requests are honored whenever possible. Time slots are on a first come first serve basis and are
coordinated by age, level and family groups.

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  • Fees are due at time of registration. Refunds granted only if class is canceled, filled or if a written request is received in writing 2 weeks prior to the first class. Make checks payable to Sheldon Acres. Any questions please call 916-686-8344. Make up lessons are extremely difficult to accommodate and are granted if we cancel or if time allows when swimmer is ill w/verification. *(advanced levels of students over 5 years may have up to 6 per class)
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We provide an award winning preschool program, quality daycare, before and after school childcare, summer swimming lessons, summer day camp and grounds rentals.

PoolWise* your children this summer! Instructors are Water Safety Instructor Certified (W.S.I.) with OVER 25 years experience teaching in the Elk Grove and Sacramento area.

Located on over 2 acres of land away from the city proper, Sheldon Acres provides a park-like setting with a country feel, healthy environment with plenty of room to run and explore nature.

We offer award winning Preschool, Kindergarten Readiness, Kindergarten Support and School-Age Programs which consists of choice and organized activities.

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