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Category Archives: Wallen 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Tips To Help Swimmers Conquer Their Fears

3 Tips to Help Swimmers Conquer Their Fears - Wallen Swim Schools

3 Tips To Help Swimmers Conquer Their Fears There are times when even the most confident students find themselves at a roadblock. No matter how hard they try to overcome a particular obstacle, they may feel as though it is near impossible to do. Fear and nervousness are most likely to blame for the uneasiness […]

The Importance of Staying Consistent With Swim Lessons

Importance of Staying Consistent with Swim Lessons

3 Reasons to Stay Consistent with Swim Lessons Steve Wallen Swim School firmly believes that consistent practice is key to becoming successful in any skill or profession. The same statement can be applied to learning the life skill of swimming. If someone wants to learn to swim or improve stroke technique and efficiency, they have […]

A Swimmer’s Guide: Water Safety vs Stroke Technique

Water Safety vs. Stroke Technique

Know Your Swimmer: Water Safety vs Stroke Technique It is important to know your swimmer’s strengths and weaknesses before signing up for swim lessons. If it’s a child’s first time in the water then instructors will focus on water safety. If a child can swim for a short period of time but has to stop […]

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 […]

Winter Swim Lessons

Winter Swim Lessons at Wallen Swim

Winter Swim Lessons in El Dorado Hills and Roseville Winter is coming and so are new swim lesson sessions! Beginning this Winter, Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville will begin new swim lessons for infants, kids, and adults of all skill levels. Don’t let the cold weather fool you, now is […]