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Category Archives: Swim Programs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learning to Swim to a Lifetime of Confidence

Learning to Swim to a Lifetime of Confidence - Wallen Swim School in Roseville & El Dorado Hills

Learning to Swim to a Lifetime of Confidence Swimming Lessons for Kids and Adults of All Ages and Skill Levels At Steve Wallen Swim Schools in Roseville and El Dorado Hills By Alex Cordova I remember my parents telling me about the first time I ever swam in a pool. They put me in a […]

4 Competitive Swim Strokes

4 Competitive Swim Strokes - Wallen Swim Schools in Roseville

4 Competitive Swim Strokes There are four different competitive swim strokes that are far different from one another. Each of them is unique but the order in which they should be taught is key to learning how to swim properly. The four strokes are:  Freestyle Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle and Backstroke are known as long […]

Swimmer Regressions, Progressions and Plateaus

Swim with Skill: Regressions, Progressions and Plateaus Whether someone is enrolled in swim lessons to learn to swim or has been swimming for 12 years competitively on a team, every individual swimmer will experience a stage of regression, progression, and plateau at some point in time. Most commonly seen are progressions and regressions, as plateaus are […]

Steve Wallen Swim School – 10 Year Anniversary in EDH

Steve Wallen Swim School – 10 Year Anniversary in El Dorado Hills, CA Hello Steve Wallen Swim School family! Happy 2018 and welcome to a new year! This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary at our El Dorado Hills Facility. On January 21st, we celebrated this achievement with a 10-year anniversary party with our […]