John and Lory Kirk, owners of Little Otter Swim School, understand the importance of ongoing learning and development. At Little Otter they invest in beneficial resources that aid in the professional and personal development of their staff and swim school. Each year, John and Lory seek innovative ways to enhance education, training, and industry trends…

Vote for Your Favorite Pumpkin

We are in the Halloween spirit at Little Otter Swim School. Staff members from both of our locations have submitted their decorated pumpkins.  Each day we will post two pumpkins online. The pumpkin that receives the most votes that day will advance to the next round of the contest. At the end of the daily…

Our turtles have traveled all the way from Kenya to Little Otter Swim School.  We are proud supporters of Ocean Sole, a foundation committed to raising awareness of polluted waterways in Kenya caused by discarded flip-flops.  Since 2005, Ocean Sole has positively impacted many by cleaning up over 1,000 tons of flip flops from the…

Introducing Otter Talk

We are excited to announce the launch of our new outreach network, Otter Talk.   We want to get to know you and your little ones even more, after all we are family.  On Otter Talk you will get a chance to share your family’s favorite moments and experiences at Little Otter Swim School. Each month…

Important Class News for Parents!

Our Little Otter Swim School – Huntersville family just keeps growing and growing thanks to all our amazing members and their referrals. To better assist our expanding swim family, we have decided to open Monday mornings at our Huntersville location! Starting September 10th we will now be offering morning classes: Monday morning classes will be offered…

Providing opportunity for your children to develop their imagination is important. It should be a freedom that you fight to find space for in the busy schedules that we impose upon them today. They desperately need that freedom to unplug and time to spend exploring and discovering who they are. The imagination doesn’t just appear….

The Stick of Imagination

Do you know the story of The Stick? It’s a beautiful story because it illustrates to an adult, a child’s imagination. A child can imagine more things that a stick could be in a second than an adult can imagine in half an hour. It could have just as easily have been the broken plastic…

The Difference in Games

Do you know how to tell child-led games from adult-led games? This is stating the obvious but just as confirmation: Child-Led Games are ones that are indeed guided by the thoughts and whims of a child Adult-Led Games are ones that are led under the guidance of an adult. Did you know that games were…

Reasons to Learn to Swim

Swimming Pool Safety

You know that we’re big on swimming at Little Otter! There are many benefits of the sport for swimmers of all ages; however, there are swimming can be distinctly beneficial to little ones. That is why we are really big on starting kid in swim lessons as early as possible. The benefits are so great…