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Category Archives: Swim Lessons

9 Tips For Drowning Prevention and Awareness

Drowning Awareness and Prevention - Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA

9 Tips For Drowning Awareness and Prevention – Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA Drowning is a frightening topic, but it is one that must be addressed. Like home fire safety, drowning prevention is a skill that must be learned and practiced by the entire family. Being aware of drowning hazards […]

Improving Your Backstroke: Part 2

Improving Your Backstroke: Part 2 of a Four-Part Stroke Improvement Series - Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, California

Improving Your Backstroke: Part 2 of a Four-Part Stroke Improvement Series If your goal is to improve your backstroke, here are some tips to refine your technique. Backstroke, or back crawl, is a great option for working different muscles than those used in freestyle. While freestyle targets the chest muscles, backstroke targets the upper back. […]

Health Update: What We Want Our SWSS Family to Know

Health Update: What We Want Our Steve Wallen Swim School Family to Know

Health Update: What We Want Our Steve Wallen Swim School Family to Know At Steve Wallen Swim School, everyone is family. We want to thank each and every one of you for choosing SWSS as your home for swim lesson instruction. In these unprecedented times, we are working hard to keep our students, staff, and […]

The 4 B’s in Swimming

The 4 B’s in Swimming: Breath Control, Buoyancy, Balance, and Body Position

The 4 B’s in Swimming: Breath Control, Buoyancy, Balance, and Body Position These are four foundational principles that help swimmers develop a successful range of swimming strokes. These skills may be taught as early as 3 months. Our baby and me swimming lessons introduce both caregivers and the child to these fundamental skills, allowing caregivers […]

Improving Your Freestyle Stroke

Improving Your Freestyle Stroke: Stroke Improvement Series (Part 1)

Improving Your Freestyle Stroke: Stroke Improvement Series (Part 1) If your goal is to improve your freestyle technique, here are some tips to take your swim to the next level. Freestyle, or front crawl, is arguably the most favored swim stroke. Used in recreational laps, triathlons, and water rescues, it is fast, effective, and provides […]

Tub Time Is Swim Time

Tub Time Is Swim Time! 5 Ways To Introduce Basic Water Safety & Continuing Your Little One's Swimming Lesson Routine In The Bathtub!

Tub Time Is Swim Time! 5 Ways To Introduce Basic Water Safety & Continuing Your Little One’s Swimming Lesson Routine In The Bathtub! This is an uncertain time for everyone, and it can be challenging to keep little ones entertained while we maintain our social distancing. All of us at Steve Wallen Swim School are […]

The Benefits of Swimming Lessons

6 Key Benefits of Swimming Lessons - Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA

6 Key Benefits of Swimming Lessons – Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA Consider just some of the many benefits of enrolling your child in swimming lessons at Steve Wallen Swim School: #1 – During their first lessons, your child will learn to be comfortable in the water This comfort will […]

When To Start Swimming Lessons For My Child

When Should I Start My Child in Swimming Lessons? Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA

When Should I Start My Child in Swimming Lessons? Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA A parent’s life can get hectic very quickly. Between work, school, meals, and the countless other things that need your attention every single day, your time is precious. As a parent, you want to be sure […]

Are Adult Swim Lessons Right for Me?

Are Adult Swim Lessons Right for Me? Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills

Are Adult Swim Lessons Right for Me? Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills Perhaps you are thinking about a fresh way to get in shape, or you have planned the trip of a lifetime. Your ambition to learn to swim might be because you have a shiny new 18-foot boat in your […]

5 Ways To Support Your Little Swimmer

5 Easy Ways You Can Support Your Little Swimmer in Swimming Lessons: A Guide for Caregivers

5 Ways To Support Your Little Swimmer 5 Easy Ways You Can Support Your Little Swimmer in Swimming Lessons: A Guide for Caregivers #1 – Get excited! Share your joy of swimming with your little one! Tell them about your positive water experiences genuinely and enthusiastically. Bath time is perfect for introducing bubbles, splashes, and […]