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Category Archives: Swim Programs

Growth Spurts While Learning to Swim

Growth Spurts While Learning to Swim - Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA

Growth Spurts While Learning to Swim – Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA Watching your child learn to swim can be emotional for many reasons. You may be nervous about them being in the water, or anxious about being away from you. You will definitely be excited that they are learning […]

Improving Your Butterfly Stroke (Pt. 4)

Improving Your Butterfly: Part 4 of a 4-Part Stroke Improvement Series By Wallen Swim Schools in Roseville & El Dorado Hills

Improving Your Butterfly: Part 4 of a 4-Part Stroke Improvement Series By Wallen Swim Schools in Roseville & El Dorado Hills If your goal is to improve your butterfly technique, here are some tips to take your swim to the next level. The butterfly stroke is arguably the most impressive stroke to watch, with the […]

Boating Safety Tips

Boating Safety Tips - Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, California

Boating Safety Tips – Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, California With summer now in full bloom, its time for many to head out onto the waterways. Whether your boating fun takes place on a river, lake, or the deep blue sea, taking the time for proper safety ensures a successful outing […]

Improving Your Breaststroke: Part 3

Improving Your Breaststroke: Part Three of a Four-Part Stroke Improvement Series

Improving Your Breaststroke: Part Three of a Four-Part Stroke Improvement Series If your goal is to improve your breaststroke technique, here are some tips to take your swim to the next level. Many swimmers love doing breaststroke because it does not involve the use of body rotation, and the breathing pattern is less challenging than […]

The Swim: Training for a Triathlon

The Swim: Training for a Triathlon

The Swim: Training for a Triathlon – Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, CA It was fall, and I was turning 40 the following February. I like to set different goals for myself, and usually ones that have some sort of base in my personal wellness. I have been physically active my […]

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 […]

Letter To Gov. Newsom to Reopen Swim Schools

Letter To Gov. Newsom to Reopen Swim Schools - Steve Wallen Swim Schools in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, California

Letter To Governor Newsom to Reopen Swim Schools – Steve Wallen Swim Schools in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, California Steve Wallen Swim School submitted the following letter to Governor Newsom alongside 50 other California Swim Schools to bring awareness to the importance of reopening swim schools. These programs offer life-saving learning opportunities through swim […]

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. […]

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 […]