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Category Archives: Wallen Swim

What is the Prone Position

What is the Prone Position

Why Kids, Babies, and Infants need to learn the Prone Position The prone position, more popularly known as the “Dead Man’s Float,” is one of the most important positions for children to learn while swimming. This is a position that teaches them to relax in water, the way their body should feel in water, and […]

Swimming Lessons are the Best!

Why are Swimming Lessons the Best? Swimming is one of the best activities for kids to learn. It has many benefits. And it is so fun that kids don’t even realize they are doing something that is good for them! Here are just some of the reasons why swimming is the best. #1 – It […]

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 […]

Myths About Infant and Baby Swimming Lessons

Myths About Infant and Baby Swimming Lessons

Myths About Infant and Baby Swimming Lessons In the past, there have been a lot of misconceptions about swimming lessons for kids. If the only thing you know about swimming lessons is what you learned from your own swimming lessons as a child, then you probably believe some myths that have since been proven to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]