summer water safety

The accomplishments of the US Swimming Teams in Rio were nothing short of amazing. It was fun to watch and made us all proud. And because a couple of our finest moments were accomplished by African-American swimmers, it inspired a look back at the history African-Americans have in swimming in the United States. Maritza Correia…

Swimming Pool Safety

Actively supervise children in and around open bodies of water, giving them your undivided attention. Whenever infants or toddlers are in or around water, an adult should be within arm’s reach to provide active supervision. We know it’s hard to get everything done without a little multitasking, but this is the time to avoid distractions…

Repetition in swim classes

Swimming in a pool is great for your body, but hard on your hair! Frequent swimmers are prime candidates for the frazzled look of Swimmer’s Hair. Unfortunately, it is more than a “look.” Swimmer’s Hair is dry and damaged by chemicals used to keep the water safe for swimming. Isn’t it amazing that exposure to…

huntersville swim classes

Little Otter Swim School’s New Huntersville Facility Has Been Selected as Aquatics International’s 2015 Dream Design Little Otter Swim School was recently chosen by Aquatics International as its 2015 Dream Design winner for designing and building its extraordinary Huntersville, NC facility. Little Otter’s new facility that was completed in 2014, boasts features that were thoughtfully…

Sunburn Instruction Sheet

Sunburn instruction sheet

We thought this was such good advice that we’re restating the Sunburn Instruction Sheet from KidsHealth. Sunburn can happen within 15 minutes of being in the sun, but the redness and discomfort may not be noticed for a few hours. Repeated sunburns can lead to skin cancer. Unprotected sun exposure is even more dangerous for…

Repetition in baby swim classes

As a parent sitting in the viewing area, you see you little one having a blast in the water, interacting with the other children, giggling about and smiling as the instructor takes them through the lesson week after week. But also week after week you notice that your child is doing the same thing over…

swimming lessons for kids

Lory and I spent ten years looking at how this business  – and our business in particular – works: what families and students need, what industry peers are doing, and the building and technology innovations that have become available. We’ve brought together the best of all of these features and qualities in Little Otter’s Huntersville Swim…

bruce sullivan

What Are Your Personal Policies? Bruce Sullivan is a relationship specialist and a proven performer in achieving results through people for over 24 years. His practical, hands on experience is based on working in both the community and business. He is a Father to Hannah and Declan and he currently balances this with being a Director…

benefits of swimming

Swimming is a life skill that we should all have. The most obvious benefit of swim lessons for children is helping them to acquire this life skill. The other is providing the child with a physical fitness advantage that makes them healthier than their peers who don’t enjoy physical activities on a regular basis. There…

coping with a move

An article in Charlotte Parent Magazine by Malia Jacobson entitled Helping Kids Cope with Moving gives some great advice for helping your children adjust to the stresses and changes that come with moving to a new city or perhaps even a new neighborhood. We believe that new activities are a great way to help your children…