Swimming Pool Safety

Swimming is such fun that you almost can’t imagine NOT wanting to swim. But there are times that you shouldn’t. Here are 5 things that should keep you from swimming. ILLNESSYou never want to miss fun, but it’s better to stay away from others when you’re sick. The risk of infecting others is high as…

Tips to Encourage Nervous Swimmers

Learning to swim is a non-negotiable Life Skill that can save your child’s life as well as the life of others. Problem is, lots of kids aren’t excited about it. That’s why we’re sharing 5 tips that to encourage your child to begin and continue on their journey to becoming a swimmer. 1. Use Encouraging…

You and your little one are eagerly awaiting the newborn swimming classes that you’re signed up for.You have your list of things your child needs – swim diaper, towel and dry clothes – and basic instructions – arrive early, stay for the entire 30-minute lesson, etc., etc. But what else should you expect? What is…

Blowing Bubbles Ends Your Troubles

Water is dangerous for humans to inhale because we breathe air, as we all know. Our need to breathe happens automatically, so when we exhale our body simply does what comes next: inhale new air. This can’t happen in the water, can it? There is no air for us to breathe in the water –…

Little Otter Swim School’s instructors are dedicated to their students and love teaching swimming lessons and sharing their love of water. However, sometimes busy lives take them away from their classes – for a short time or maybe longer. We would love to keep all of our instructors for years, but sometimes it just isn’t…

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…

We’d like to share with you what you should know about your child’s swimming lessons. The main thing is this: all children should have them. About 10 people die from drowning every day. Swimming lessons can’t prevent ALL of those deaths but they can prevent many of them. We don’t mean that a child should…