Beginner Swim Classes

Little Otter Swim School provides beginner swimmers appropriate swim classes based on age and ability. We teach each child with a gentle and encouraging approach and recognize that every child is different and has different needs. Our goal is to challenge your beginner swimmer to learn to swim with lessons that are designed to fit your child’s skill level. Our beginner swim class levels are broken up by age and are described below.

Beginner Swim 3-5 Years Old

Shiny Starfish - 3 Year Old Swim Classes - Little Otter Swim School

Starfish

(3-5 Year Old Beginner Level I)

This class is designed for beginner students with no swim experience. Skills and lessons are taught using fun themes and games at a pace that the students enjoy. The students will be working on breath control and submersion. Register For ClassesA great combination of fun and challenges, this class creates a base skill set to build on as our students move through our curriculum.

Rosie Red Fish - 3-5 Year Olds - Little Otter Swim School

Redfish

(3-5 Year Old Beginner Level II)

This class is designed for students with minimal swim experience and independence in the water. To be placed into this class, the students MUST be able to float on their front and back, and swim independently, calmly, and comfortably a distance of 5 feet. Register For ClassesThis class focuses on increasing independence and swim distance as they learn our “otter-roll”, which is a rollover technique used to achieve an independent breath.

Purple Parrotfish - 3-5 Year Olds - Little Otter Swim School

Parrotfish

(3-5 Year Old Beginner Level III)

This class is designed for students with some swim experience and independence in the water. To be placed into this class, the students MUST be able to swim 15 feet comfortably on their own, as well as backfloat independently. This class focuses on mastering our “otter roll” technique (an independent rollover breath), and introduces both kicking Register For Classesand arm move-ments to aid propulsion through the water. By the end of this class, students are moving toward a freestyle stroke.

Beginner Swim 6-11 Years Old

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Yippy Yellow Tang

(6-11 Year Old Beginner Level I)

This class is designed for beginner students with no swim experience. Skills and lessons are taught using fun themes and games at a pace that the students enjoy. The students will be working on breath control and submersion. Register For ClassesA great combination of fun and challenges, this class creates a base skill set to build on as our students move through our curriculum.

Golly Green Guppy I - 6-11 Year Old Beginner Level II

Golly Green Guppy I

(6-11 Year Old Beginner Level II)

This class is designed for students with minimal swim experience and independence in the water. To be placed into this class, the students MUST be able to float on their front and back, and swim independently, calmly, and comfortably a distance of 10 feet. Register For ClassesThis class focuses on increasing independence and swim distance as they learn our “otter roll” which is a rollover technique used to achieve an independent breath.

Golly Green Guppy - 6-11 Year Olds and Up - Little Otter Swim School

Golly Green Guppy II

(6-11 Year Old Beginner Level III)

This class is designed for students with some swim experience and independence in the water. To be placed into this class, the students MUST be able to swim 15 feet comfortably on their own, as well as back-float independently. This class focuses on mastering our “otter roll” technique (an independent rollover breath), Register For Classesand introduces both kicking and arm movements to aid propulsion through the water. By the end of this class, students are moving toward a freestyle stroke.

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Customer testimonial

“My daughter was extremely fearful in the beginning, but Mr. Keith was supportive, calm, and comforting. Mr. Keith—thank you for your patience. Norah is now running into Little Otter to start her class.”

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