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 […]

Overcoming Swimming Lesson Fear

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Overcoming the Fear of Swimming Lessons Swimming can be very scary, during the first swimming lesson. Some kids come to swimming lessons after having a bad experience in the water before, which makes it even more frightening. And, of course, freezing up and panicking is the worst thing you can do in the water, as […]

Babies & Infants – Swimming Instincts

Babies and Swimming Instincts

Babies and Swimming Instincts Small children may panic when they go underwater, until they learn to do it safely. Infants, on the other hand, are born with instincts for swimming. If they are allowed to be in the water, they can turn these instincts into skills through swimming lessons. Otherwise, they will lose the instincts […]

Swimming as a Stress Reliever

Swimming Lessons help with Stress

How swimming helps with stress There are lots of things in a child’s life that can be very stressful. Moving, changing schools, or welcoming a new baby in the family can be painful and scary. Many times, kids will act out because they do not know how to deal with the stress. Swimming lessons can […]

SWSS Swimmer of the Month for January

SWSS Swimmer of the Month for January Congratulations to Fallon from El Dorado Hills, California, our Steve Wallen Swim School swimmer of the month for January! Fallon recently turned 2 years old, and has been swimming with us since she was 7 months old. She first started taking swim classes with her older sister Ava […]