Learn To Love The Water With Our Swimming Lessons For Kids!


Who We Are

Would you like to set your little one up for a lifetime of fun in the water? Have you wondered, “Where can I find a swim school near me?” Little Otter Swim School is North Carolina’s leading swimming school for kids, toddlers and infants — serving everyone from babies to 12-year-olds.


Come to either of our North Carolina locations to receive the area’s best in swimming lessons for kids. We have centers in Huntersville or Matthews, which serves the greater Charlotte area. Enroll your child and get the privilege of watching him or her experience the joy of confidence in the water.


Our Classes

At Little Otter Swim School, we’ve designed our play-based learning to take place in 30-minute classes, once a week. All curriculum is based on age first and skill level second.


Find out more about the swimming classes for kids we offer in the Charlotte area or Huntersville by clicking on the links below!


Benefits Of Swimming

Owner Lory Kirk on the benefits of swim lessons.

Do What You Love

Check out what our staff says about Little Otter



There are so many advantages that come from early exposure to swimming. Whether you bring a baby, toddler or older child, you give that little one a variety of benefits through our courses. Here are a few examples:


  • New swimming skills: The most obvious benefit from child or toddler swimming lessons is gaining a new skill. Your child develops the ability to move safely and confidently through the water — a great asset at any beach, lake or pool.
  • move safely and confidently through the water — a great asset at any beach, lake or pool.
  • Safety in the water: No parent wants to worry about a child drowning, and swim time may lower the risks of that happening.
  • More confidence: Our swimming classes for toddlers, infants and other kids give your son or daughter exposure to group activities, teach social skills and can create more confidence for the future.
  • Physical activity: It’s always good for kids to exercise. Swimming is a great cardiovascular workout, as well as a tool for promoting muscle development and control.


The above examples are only the beginning of benefits from swimming. Kids who take swimming classes may also improve coordination, sleep better and have healthier appetites, too. Enroll your child to learn more.



When you want a quality kids swim school in a safe, fun environment, you can’t find a better resource than Little Otter Swim School. Taught by caring, enthusiastic teachers, our classes are a step above the typical swim school.


Programs are available year-round, our pool is sparkling clean, teaching occurs in small groups, and we use warm indoor pools where parents can watch their kids learn. If you’ve been looking for a great place to watch your child develop a love of water, this is it.

“We love little otter”

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.”

Amy Machold

Latest Blog Post

Little Otter Swim School UPDATE – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Hi Little Otter families, Lory and I hope everyone is safe and healthy. We are still paying attention to our government and health authorities. As you have probably heard, Governor Cooper has extended Safer at Home until May 8. Little Otter will be closed at least until that time. We will not be billing your…

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