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 –…

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…

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…

Learning is not as simple as “one size fits all.” Just ask any teacher, instructor, or tutor – and they will tell you this. Even twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets – or any type of siblings – learn differently so you can imagine how differently children who are not related at all learn. Thy ranged…

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….