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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

What to do about Swimmers Hair

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 […]

Swimmers Hair

What to do about Swimmers Hair

What to do about Swimmers Hair Swimming every day will give you a great body, but it will do a number on your hair! The chemicals in swimming pools strip your hair of its natural oils and cause split ends, frizz, and massive amounts of damage. So what can you do to keep your hair […]

SWSS Swimmer of the Month for December Kaelin

Congratulations to Kaelin SWSS Swimmer of the Month for December Congratulations to Kaelin from Folsom, California, our Steve Wallen Swim School swimmer of the month for December! Kaelin joined us at Steve Wallen Swim School less than 2 months ago. On her first day, Kaelin insisted on not putting her face in the water. With […]

Ideas for Swimming Lesson Games

Top Ideas for Swimming Lesson Games

Top Ideas for Swimming Lesson Games Learning to swim is easy. It’s getting kids comfortable with being in the water that’s hard! Games are the best way to help kids overcome their anxieties and start to enjoy splashing around. Here are some fun games to use in swim lessons or at home. Talking to the […]

SWSS Swimmer of the Month for November

SWSS Swimmer of the Month for November Congratulations to Tomi Jean, our SWSS Swimmer of the Month for November Congratulations to Tomi Jean, our Steve Wallen Swim School swimmer of the month for November! Tomi Jean is 9 years old and has been swimming with us for about two years working on stroke technique, starts, […]

Underwater Swimming Lesson Games

Best Underwater Swimming Lesson Games

Best Underwater Swimming Lesson Games It can be scary for kids to start going underwater. Games can make it fun instead of frightening. Here are some great underwater infant swimming lesson games to help children get comfortable with being underwater. Fetch the Ring Drop rings at the bottom of the pool and have students go […]