Little Otter way is Life-Saving Fun

Providing your child with life-saving swim lessons in a safe and fun environment is more than our plan, it’s our purpose. We’re dedicated to the safety of each child, every day, in every Little Otter way.

Our Guiding Principles

Your child will love the way they learn and their learning will last a lifetime.

Safety built on trust

We earn your child’s trust in our demonstration of their safety and protection.

Stage-based teaching

Children learn best when they are taught in ways that are sensitive to their stage of development. All classes are designed in a manner that is respectful of children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Play to learn means love to learn

Our play-based learning program provides life-saving skills that stick!

Kindness builds confidence

Our teachers will make sure your child feels important and cared for, giving them the confidence needed to tackle challenges and enjoy the thrill of learning new skills.

That’s the Little Otter way.

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The Little Otter Difference

Family, not franchise. What that means for you is we are able to adapt our teaching methods, adjust operations based on the needs of our community, and move swiftly should special needs arise. We don’t operate under a “rubber-stamp” mentality between our locations. We don’t just own a business here, we live here. As a part of this community for more than 15 years we’re invested in growing it, together.

It’s not magic, it’s a love for learning. “The next thing I know, she’s swimming!” We hear this a lot. We have a play-based learning program that’s easy to follow. Our program includes the use of fun memory aids in addition to teaching physical stroke skills. We’re truly engaging the child’s mind and body. Children learn through play and when they love to learn, the learning sticks.

Leading the charge and the future. The design of each swim program is backed by a foundation of elementary and early childhood degrees, along with decades of developmental education and countless think tanks from industry experts. Little Otter is continuously sought after for best practices and philosophies from swim schools around the globe.

Learn more about our team of experts here. [link to meet our team, once page created]

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What parents say

My kids love going to class

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 ... the instructors are great and help each student with swimming!

Highly Recommended

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I really like bringing my son to his swim classes. He enjoys the time in the pool. I like that the classes are very interactive and keep him involved for the whole 30 mins. Highly recommended.

I highly recommend them to everyone

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This has been such a great school for my daughter to continue her swim lessons even through the winter. She loves swimming and thoroughly enjoys her classes and her teachers. We feel like they do a lot of lessons and techniques so the students learn the correct way to swim. The facility is very clean and well organized and the staff is super friendly and happy to help with anything.

The song-based approach is so neat!

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We love Little Otter, our baby loves his weekly lessons, and the song-based approach is so neat!

We've been going here for the past 5 years!

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My kids are 11 months and 7 years old. It is great for kids to slowly build skills and socialize with others. My 7-year-old has been jumping in the deep end by himself since he was 3 years old with no problem and that is thanks to Little Otter! For babies, it is a great bonding experience with parents.

We Love Little Otter!

We have been taking our daughter to Little Otter since she was 8 months old. The staff and all of the instructors are absolutely wonderful!


We had the best experience with Little Otter.

My son's teacher was amazing. Not only did he learn to feel comfortable in the water but he gained confidence that he takes outside of the pool! We love Little Otter!!

Now she is a Blazing Barracuda!

My daughter started a year ago and didn’t know anything about swimming and now she’s a Blazing Barracuda and she absolutely loves coming to her swim class.
The staff is amazing, we just love them ❤️❤️

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