Category Archives: Swimming Lessons

Learn to Swim: Leave the Floaties Behind

Learning to Swim With or Without Floaties? – What To Consider What is a floatie? Floaties have been around since the early 1960s, and since then, they have remained a popular choice for many families and still crowd our store’s shelves. Floaties have been known by many names over the decades, such as water wings, […]

Summer is Coming! Backyard Pool Safety

Our commitment to your safety Steve Wallen Swim School’s first priority is safety. Therefore, we prioritized your safety and comfort when constructing our teaching pools in El Dorado Hills and Roseville. When teaching babies, children, and adults how to swim, we also teach them how to be safe in and around the water. Our experience […]

Top 5 Things to Expect at Steve Wallen Swim School

Top 5 Fundamental Swimming Lesson Standards for Steve Wallen Swim School If it has been a long time since you have experienced swimming lessons, you may wonder what to expect! Perhaps your children have never experienced the joy of learning how to swim. Learning how to swim should be a part of everyone’s life! However, […]

3 Tips On How To Best Support Your Child’s Swimming Lessons

How To Best Support Your Child’s Swimming Lessons: 3 Tips As parents, we all have expertise and tons of past life experience. We want to impart that knowledge and skills to our children. If you are a swimmer, it’s natural to share your love of the water with your child. What is the best way […]

Learning to Swim with Steve Wallen Swim School

Why Learning to Swim is Vital As activities go, there is perhaps none as universal as learning to swim. Whether it’s a pond, creek, river, lake, ocean, backyard, or community pool, most of us have access to swimmable water. The terror and tragedy of drowning have driven the need to learn how to swim for […]

Freestyle Swimming: Side Glide Breathing – Technique Overview

Breathing in Freestyle with The Side Glide – Technique Overview While you observe your little ones learning to swim freestyle (also known as Front Crawl), you will appreciate the many challenges they face. If you are not a swimmer, it may be difficult to fully appreciate the many fine details these little swimmers are trying […]

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 […]