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Category Archives: Roseville

Swimming Skills to Practice at Home

Swimming Skills to Practice at Home

Swimming Lesson Skills to Practice at Home We all know that practice makes perfect, but what does that mean for swimming lessons? Do you actually need to show up to the pool every single day for your child to be able to practice? Are they doomed to be mediocre swimmers if you only make it […]

Infant Swimming Lessons & Olympic Success

Infant Swimming Lessons

Infant Swimming Lessons will not Guarantee Olympic Success When you have a little baby, there is a whole new world of things to navigate. Should you cloth diaper, when should you start your infant on solid foods, and … should you put your munchkin in swimming lessons? Swimming lessons are something most people think of for […]

Olympic Swimmers who started Young

Olympic Swimmers who started Young It is common wisdom that if you want your kids to go to the Olympics in any sport, they have to start that sport when they are little. But how little is little? Starting swim lessons for your kids when they are pre-adolescent will give them a leg up, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]