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What is Flutter Kicking?

Flutter Kicking - Learning to Flutter Kick with Wallen Swim!

What is Flutter Kicking? Flutter Kicking – Learning to Flutter Kick with Wallen Swim! When little kids first learn to swim, the swim instructor often teaches the flutter kick by holding them by the torso and encouraging them to splash with their feet, saying, “Kick! Kick! Kick!” This is a good way to get kids […]

Head Position with Swimming Lessons

Head Position with Swimming Lessons

The best position for your head when Swimming – Head Position Tips When you are swimming, you don’t want to strain your neck with an awkward neck position. If speed matters, you really don’t want to make your body less hydrodynamic by having your head poking out at odd angles. This is why it is important […]

SWSS Swimmers of the Month for March

SWSS Swimmers of the Month for March Congratulations to Alex, Nicholas, and Luke (pictured here left to right) from El Dorado Hills, our Steve Wallen Swim School swimmers of the month for March! Alex and Luke are 5-year-old twins, and their younger brother Nicholas is 1 year and 11 months. Alex and Luke have been […]

Competitive Swimming Lessons Folsom CA

Competitive Swimming Lessons in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Greater Sacramento For over 30 years, Steve Wallen Swim School has been teaching competitive swim lessons for kids and adults in Folsom of all skill levels. From age group swimmers looking to learn all four competitive strokes, to adult competitive swimmers and triathletes looking to improve […]

Learning How your Body Floats in the Water

Learning How your Body Floats

Learning How your Body Floats Part of getting comfortable with being in the water is learning how your body floats. This is something you need to practice and experiment with a lot so that you can know what it feels like under many different situations. When you first start floating, it is easiest to learn […]

Swim Laboratory El Dorado Hills

Steve Wallen Swim School’s Swim Laboratory For over 30 years, Steve Wallen Swim School has been teaching swim lessons and water safety to infants, kids, and adults of all skill levels in our indoor, heated swim laboratory in El Dorado Hills. Our facility offers an ideal atmosphere to foster the greatest potential of any swimmer. […]

Don’t be afraid of Drowning

Don’t be afraid of Drowning

Don’t be afraid of Drowning Drowning is a very legitimate fear, especially for people who do not know how to swim or who are not very good at swimming. What happens if you fall in the water unprepared? What happens if you are swimming and you get too tired? There is one incredibly simple survival […]

Water in your Nose Problems?

Water in your Nose Problems?

Water in your Nose Problems? Everyone who has ever gone swimming has at some point experienced the exquisite pain of getting water up their nose. When you jump in the water without plugging your nose, it feels like it goes shooting straight up into your brain. Of course, water that gets up your nose doesn’t […]

First Day Of Swim Lessons

What To Expect On Your First Day Of Swim Lessons Often we are asked by parents what to expect on their child’s first day of swimming lessons at Steve Wallen Swim School. Of course, our hope is that every child willingly gets into the water with their new instructor and follows every detail of instruction […]