Resistance Training for Competitive Swimmers

The Importance of Light Weight Resistance Training and Resistance Bands for Competitive Swimmers in Folsom and El Dorado Hills Whether you are a competitive swimmer, triathlete, or an avid swimmer that just enjoys swimming to stay in shape and be active, Steve Wallen Swim School firmly believes that light weight resistance training and resistance bands […]

SWSS Swimmer Logan

SWSS Swimmer of the Month for June Congratulations to Logan from El Dorado Hills, our Steve Wallen Swim School swimmer of the month for June. Logan is 2.5 years old and started taking swim lessons with us three months ago. At first, he had a difficult time getting accustomed to his swim lesson and his […]

Yoshiyahu, Azariyah, Otniel, and Alona Swimmers of the Month!

SWSS Swimmers of the Month for May Congratulations to Yoshiyahu (7 years old), Azariyah (3 years old), Otniel (1 year old), and Alona (5 years old), pictured left to right, from Diamond Springs, CA, our Steve Wallen Swim School swimmers of the month for May! This foursome has shown tremendous progress over the last 3 […]

Total Body Awareness and Swimming Lessons

Total Body Awareness and Swimming Lessons As you get better at swimming, you are going to find that you reach plateaus where you can’t seem to improve any more. This happens to everyone, and it is because of errors that you are not even aware that you are making. You might be losing momentum every […]

Learning to Relax in the Water

Learning to Relax in the Water

Learning to Relax in the Water Your body can float in the water. Your lungs are full of air, which basically turns you into a human-shaped floaty toy. So why do people sink when they fall in the water? Because they don’t relax. If your body is relaxed, you will float up to the surface […]

Will and Violet – April Swimmers of the Month

SWSS Swimmers of the Month for April Congratulations to Will and Violet from El Dorado Hills, our Steve Wallen Swim School swimmers of the month for April! Will and Violet are 2-year-old twins, and started taking swim lessons with us in January.  Will and Violet have been working hard on their hands together, kicking with […]

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 […]