Baby Swim Classes

Little Otter Swim School provides several baby swimming classes based on age. We start our Otter Baby swim class program at age 6 months. This is what feels comfortable for our instructors and curriculum. Parents tell us this is a wonderful time with their children and many say it is half an hour where they get to relax and also tune into their baby. Click on the appropriate link below to find out more about each baby swimming class that we offer, available in three age groups.

Toddlers Swimming Lessons Charlotte, NC

Otter Baby I

(6 months to 18 months) and their parent.

The Otter Baby I program is an infant swim class that’s designed to teach swim readiness by getting children used to the water. They will become acclimated to the water environment and learn some basic skills, including water entry, breath control and floating. Register For ClassesSwimming, and being in the water, is emphasized as fun and easy, with songs, games and activities. This is the perfect baby swim class to get your child started on a lifetime of learning to love the water, and being safe in it, at the same time.

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Otter Baby II

(18 months to 36 months) and their parent.

The Otter Baby II baby swimming class is fairly similar to the Baby I program, but for children of an older age. This class helps teach toddlers basic skills including floating, submersion and back-floating.  Register For ClassesParents work together with their kids, and songs, games and activities are utilized as part of the fun learning environment. Expectations are higher and drills more advanced than in the Baby I sessions, but this is still primarily about basic water skills and comfort in the pool.

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Otter Baby III

(most advanced 24 months and up) by invitation.

Our Otter Baby III toddlers swimming lessons are available by invitation only after at least six months of either the Baby I or Baby II program. At this stage, more advanced skills and techniques are taught, with an emphasis on expanding breath control and independent swimming and floating. Register For ClassesAlong with more advanced and independent techniques comes even more emphasis on safety skills as well. If your toddler thrived in his or her introduction to baby swimming classes, advancing to this level will be a treat for parent and child alike.

“We love little otter”

Customer testimonial

“My daughter was extremely fearful in the beginning, but Mr. Keith was supportive, calm, and comforting. Mr. Keith—thank you for your patience. Norah is now running into Little Otter to start her class.”

Amy Machold

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From Structured Swim to Free Swim: Summer Time Transition

The warmer days are fast approaching, many look forward to sandy beaches and neighborhood pools to beat the heat. We know that our parents are excited to see all of the new skills their students have learned while swimming with us. However, it is common that your little swimmers may have a different experience in the neighborhood…

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