For most parents, one of the biggest benefits of infant swimming lessons is safety. Yet did you know there are more reasons to learn to swim than this lowered risk? The truth is, there are many benefits of learning to swim for children — reaching far beyond the obvious. WHY SHOULD CHILDREN LEARN TO SWIM…

When you want to teach your child pool safety, the best place to start is with swimming lessons. Formal swimming lessons provide a perfect way to get your little one acclimated to the water and to teach infant pool safety from a very young age. You and your child take the classes together and lay…

Swiminar Workshop

Snack, Learn, and Swim with us! Date: Monday, April 8th Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: 8200 Tower Point Drive, Charlotte, NC 28227 What You Will Gain From Our Swiminar: Swim education, how swimming lessons benefit the mental, emotional, and physical health of our children Childhood development tips to aid in your child’s successful…

While prime outdoor swimming season is a few months away, indoor swimming is in full swing! This is also a good time for children to learn to swim so they are ready for prime time. This is an important life skill that we at Little Otter are privileged to teach and we are thrilled when…

It is pretty normal this time of year to think about new goals. Most adults usually resolve to do something more or better: read more, exercise more, eat better, spend more time together as a family…Why not also make it a time to bring your family together to set family goals? Here are 4 tips…

Scheduling Tips for Swim Parents

For more than a decade Little Otter Swim School has played a role in helping to be safe and happy swimmers. Little Otter has learned some things about families from you. Please use the four tips most common to our families to help you in scheduling your activities. Take activities into the evening. Why make…

Taking Care of Your Swim Gear

The right swim gear makes it a joy to jump in the water lesson after lesson. And while most swim equipment is fairly low-maintenance, by following a few simple guidelines, you can extend its lifespan and keep it in tip-top shape.Here are a few tips from our instructors on how to take great care of…

self esteem and swimming

There isn’t a parent out there who hasn’t experienced the frustration of their children failed attempts at activities – whether learning new skills or playing on a team or something else – that you know your child is perfectly capable of doing. There is something you ‘can do’ about fostering a can-do attitude with your…

New Year’s is a great milestone for adult self-improvement. Many parents use the turning of the annual calendar to set resolutions. It can also be a great time for children to learn about and set goals for improvement of their own! The important thing to remember in this process is to make goals (for both…

Here are a few tips to help influence them towards self-motivation. 1. Don’t let anxiety push them to get motivated. Motivation will only be to resist you (or comply to placate you). This causes them to react to you instead of focusing on themselves and finding some internal motivation. Don’t create a power struggle. 2….