916-685-7462

9360 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk GroveCalifornia 95624, United States
Sunshine Swim Center Swim Lesson Descriptions

Parent Tot: Designed to introduce young children to the swimming pool environment.  Parents will learn how to work and play safely with their children in the water.  The goal of this program is to help children feel at ease in the water by slowly beginning to work on basic skills. Swimmers will work alongside their guardian and instructor learning basic water skills such as how to enter & exit the water, blow bubbles through mouth & nose, roll on their backs and call for help, go under water, bobbing, retrieve submerged objects and learn how to stay safe in the water.

(Ages 6-36 months; 8 students maximum per an instructor) NOTE: A parent (or adult) must accompany the child in the water.

All group classes start at 3 years of age


Beginning Swimmers

Tadpoles: Swimmers will learn bobbing, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, going under the water and begin floating in front and back positions.

To advance to the next level swimmers must be able to independently push off the wall and/or stairs and submerge themselves into the water. (3 students maximum per an instructor)

Frogs: Swimmers will learn how to propel themselves through the water, float on their backs independently, learn basic safety rules and jump into the pool.

To advance to the next level swimmers must be able to kick 5 yards forward, float on their back for 10 seconds and jump into the pool all without assistance. (3 students maximum per an instructor)

Intermediate Swimmers
Goldfish: Swimmers will learn: gliding in front and back positions, flutter kick in front and back positions, front crawl (freestyle) 10 yards and rescue roll into your back.

To advance to the next level, swimmers must be able to swim 10 yards of freestyle, roll to their back without assistance and push off the wall into a back float.  (4 students maximum per an instructor)

Sunfish: Swimmers will learn the progression of freestyle side breathing (front crawl breathing). Swimmers will continue to work on rotation and floating skills.

To advance to the next level swimmers mist be able to control kick board with freestyle kick (12 yards), use a kick board for freestyle kick with arm circles (12 yards) & freestyle with side breathing (12 yards).

Blowfish: Swimmers will learn: freestyle/front crawl with side breathing, introduction to backstroke, retrieving objects, and jumping into deeper water.         

To advance to the next level swimmers must be able to demonstrate 15 yards (half lap) of front crawl with side breathing & 10 yards of backstroke kick. (4 students maximum per an instructor) 

 
Advanced Swimmers
Otter: Swimmers will learn backstroke, continued work on side breathing and more advanced safety skills such as deep water bobbing and treading water.

To advance to the next level swimmers must demonstrate one lap of correct freestyle, 15 yards (half lap) of backstroke and tread water for 30 seconds. (4 students maximum per an instructor)

Sea Turtle: Swimmers will learn the basics of breaststroke. Swimmers will work on alternate (side) breathing, diving, flip turns and building endurance and stamina with each stroke.

To advance to the next level swimmers must demonstrate one lap of correct freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke plus tread water for 60 seconds. (4 students maximum per an instructor)

Flying Fish: Swimmers will learn the basics of butterfly. Swimmers will work on alternate (side) breathing, diving, flip turns and building endurance and stamina for each stroke.

Not sure what level your swimmer is?

No problem! Call our office (916) 685-7462 and book a free swim lesson assessment. Assessments are free & take between 5-10 minutes and allow our staff to place you in the level that will most benefit your swimmer.


Can you swim a lap of each stroke correctly?

Time to join our swim clinics or ask advice on joining a swim team! Way to go Swimmer!