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Voted Best Swim School in Sacramento by Parent Magazine Readers. Our secure and loving approach benefits swimmers of all ages.

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Sea Otter Swim Lessons private swim lessons give swimmers individual, focused attention, allowing them to learn swimming and safety skills quicker than in traditional group classes.

We are committed to providing an environment where your child feels safe enough to try new things and accomplish goals. We pride ourselves on providing quality swim lessons and teaching children and adults how to be safer in and around the water water.

Swim Lessons

baby swim lessons

Parent Tot

Ages 4 months–2.5 years

Parent Tot lessons provide a fun and foundational time for parents and infants in the pool.

Swim lessons for kids

Private Lessons

Ages 4 months to adult

Private lessons are great for new swimmers, fearful swimmers, or those who want individual, focused attention.

Swim lessons for kids

Semi-Private Lessons

Ages 4–16 years

Semi-private lessons teach cooperation and teamwork. Swimmers work together in semi-private lessons.

Swim lessons for kids

Adaptive—The Aqua Stars

Ages 4 months to adult

Our adaptive swim program has been specially designed to benefit children and adults with a range of special needs.

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Lessons

Ages 16 years and up

From fearful, non-swimmers, to those wanting to learn the competitive strokes.

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Ages 4 months and up 

Our two-week sessions run in addition to our perpetual program and teach swim and safety skills in an accelerated time.

What Others Are Saying About Sea Otter

The Best Swim Lessons!

We can’t thank you enough for working so hard and gently to teach Addison how to swim. He has come so far. It was wonderful to watch. He went from crying (for the first 6 lessons) to being a confident swimmer. I attribute this to the patience, demeanor, knowledge, skill, and efforts of his instructor. Thank you for having such a positive impact on our lives!

Debbie & Mel

My 18-month-old Loves Teacher Cindy!

Every morning my son goes to his bottom drawer and pulls out his swim trunks. He brings them to me and repeats “Cindy, Cindy” over and over. (It is one of the few words he knows.) I made a scrapbook of Aiden and Cindy swimming together. It is his favorite book!


Mom to 18-month-old Aiden

Children Come First at Sea Otter!

My grandson took swim lessons at Sea Otter. We quickly realized that Sea Otter would teach swimming and water safety skills in a fun, safe environment. His lessons were a wonderful experience! Thank you Sea Otter for providing a place of excellence where children come first.

Johnny's Grandma

Started Swim Lessons to Make Bath Time Better

I took my granddaughter to swim lessons to make bath time more enjoyable. Washing her hair was a nightmare! I never dreamed that 2 months later she would be swimming underwater and jumping into the pool by herself. I’m so grateful to her instructor for encouraging me to stick with it (after several lessons of screaming). Now bath time is fun!! My family loves Sea Otter Swim Lessons!


Recent Blog Posts

8 Easy Ways to Practice Swim Skills Inside the House

8 Easy Ways to Practice Swim Skills Inside the House

We always stress how important it is to practice swimming skills outside of swim lessons. And if you have a pool, you can do this several different ways. But what about those of us without a swimming pool in our backyard? There are still plenty of ways that you can...

What Can They Do At Two?

What Can They Do At Two?

Two years old seems too young for a child to learn and accomplish anything in swim lessons, right? If that’s what you’re thinking, we want to show you how much they can do at two! Even the youngest swimmers can accomplish quite a bit in the water. Here are some of the...

Five Ways to Help your Child Learn to Swim Faster

Five Ways to Help your Child Learn to Swim Faster

Each child learns to swim at a different pace. Some pick up skills and master them quickly while others take time to get comfortable in the water. No matter what kind of learner your swimmer is, here are some ways that you can help them learn to swim faster! 1....

Before You Quit Swim Lessons, Try This First!

Before You Quit Swim Lessons, Try This First!

We see it all the time. Your little one comes to swim lessons and clings to you as the teacher pries them away and takes them into the swimming pool. Then, they have a tough time during the lesson and may even cry for the duration of it. It is extremely difficult as a...

Our Swim Session is Over: What Now?

Our Swim Session is Over: What Now?

Once your swim session wraps up, there are a few things you can do to make sure your swimmer maintains the skills they have learned. Throughout the session your child has likely grown in their comfort in the water and even picked up a few different swim and safety...