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Can My Baby Really Learn to Swim?

At Steve Wallen Swim School, we take so much pride in our infant and baby swimming lesson program. Our extensive experience has taught us that most babies have a natural love of the water and possess innate swimming skills that can be shaped and honed into a genuine ability to swim. When should my baby […]

The Importance of Water Safety and Learning to Swim

Preventing Aquatic Accidents Learning to swim goes hand in hand with being safer in and around water. However, water safety means so much more than knowing how to swim! Accidental drownings can be largely avoided through vigilant supervision, swimming skills, and water safety training. As part of a well-rounded learn to swim program, you and […]

Pools, Parents, and Politicians: Working Together to Prevent Accidental Drownings

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Working Together to Prevent Accidental Drownings It takes a village to raise a child. The same aphorism rings valid for preventing accidental drownings. Children rely on adults for education, life skills, and protection from harm. Unintentional drowning is 100 percent preventable. Preventing these tragedies requires us to provide our children with the skills, education, and […]

How Learning to Swim Can Improve Your Little One’s Health

Learning to Swim with Steve Wallen Swim School Can Improve Your Little One’s Health: Many adults know how to improve their overall health through an active lifestyle. However, we don’t often think about the physical health needs of our little ones. It makes sense that the human body will benefit from simple and complex movement, […]

A Time for Endurance, A Time for Technique

A Time for Endurance, A Time for Technique: Wallen Swim El Dorado Hills For expert swimming instructors, such as our energetic team at Steve Wallen Swim School, knowing what swimming skill to teach next comes as naturally as swimming does to a duck. So we know when to challenge your child and when to focus […]

Spring is Coming! Is Your Family Ready for the Water?

Spring Break Swimming Lessons at Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville

Spring Break Swimming Lessons at Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville Spring is right around the corner, which means a return to fun in the water! So please take action now, and prepare your family for aquatic adventures by enrolling in our Spring Break swimming lessons! By learning to swim, you […]

Staying Afloat – How Your Body Type Plays a Huge Role in Learning How To Swim

Staying Afloat by Steve Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills

Understanding Your Body Type, How To Tread Water and Much More – A Simple Overview from Your local Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville The ability to keep your body at the surface of the water is dependent on many factors. For some of us, floating and bobbing at the shimmering surface comes […]

When Should My Child Use Floaties?

When Should My Child Use Floaties? – Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville Just as with many things in life, there is a time and a place for floaties. Every day, you make critical decisions regarding your child’s safety, learning, and happiness, so thinking about the proper use of floaties is natural. […]

5 Tips to Develop a Better Flutter Kick

Building on a Strong Swim Foundation - Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville

5 Tips to Develop a Better Flutter Kick from Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville The not so humble flutter kick is the driving force for two main swim strokes: freestyle and backstroke. But, the flutter kick is also a key recreational skill! If you and your children plan to snorkel […]

Swim Lessons: More Than Learning to Swim

Flutter Kick! Adding Leg Action to Streamlining: Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville

Swim Lessons: More Than Learning to Swim – Steve Wallen Swim School in El Dorado Hills and Roseville Learning to swim is a childhood milestone that many of us have been lucky to experience. I remember my own ‘learn to swim’ classes as a child. This small, outdoor swimming pool was the highlight of the […]