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5 Ways you can practice swim lessons on land

Most parents want to know how long it will take before their child knows how to swim. Every child learns differently, so we don’t have a standard time frame. But one thing we do know is the more you practice swimming, the quicker you’ll get it down. Practicing in the... read more

Why a swim session is right for you

Our two-week swim sessions are offered March through August and are an additional program we run at Sea Otter.   With the two-week sessions, you come at the same time every day for two consecutive weeks Tuesday through Friday. The price per lesson ($30/lesson) is... read more

Go solar and swim for free

Sea Otter is reducing our carbon footprint and having solar panels installed! Solar Panels harness clean, pure energy from the sun helping to reduce greenhouse gasses. You may see some construction happening while the panels are being installed. Interested in learning... read more

Things to look for when choosing a swim program

You know you want your kids to learn water safety and how to swim, but how do you find a good swim program? We know we aren’t the only swim program around, but we do strive to be one of the best! When comparing different swim programs, make sure you look for these... read more

The best haircare for swimmer’s hair

Loving the water doesn’t mean your kids—or you—should suffer a life sentence of bad hair. Spending a lot of time in any pool, even in our upgraded system can cause damage to hair. There are several products out there that can help bring moisture back to your locks and... read more

Autism Speaks Application

We are excited to continue to offer our swimming and water safety scholarship fund from Autism Speaks to provide adaptive swim lessons for individuals on the autism spectrum. Our adaptive program has been specially designed to benefit children and adults with a range... read more

Instagram Photo Contest—Win $50 toward swim lessons

It’s time to get ready for summer with swim lessons and that means we feel like giving away swim lesson money! One lucky winner will receive a $50 credit toward swim lessons.     Here’s how to enter: Follow us on Instagram Post a photo or video of your... read more

Ear infections and swim lessons: What you need to know

Getting an ear infection is no fun for your little one, or for you! While your little swimmer might be in pain if they have an ear infection, it doesn’t always mean they need to miss swim lessons. Here’s what you need to know about the different kinds of ear... read more

Five Fun Activities to do with your Baby

  Having a baby in the house is so challenging and so sweet at the same time. In all the sweetness and chaos, it’s easy to get a little stir crazy in between all those feedings, diaper changes and snuggles. Getting out of the house once in awhile can do wonders... read more

Clothing Week at Sea Otter

What is Clothing Week? Each year, we host a clothing week where swimmers have their lessons while fully dressed.   Why Clothing Week? Children can fall into a body of water at any moment. Sometimes this happens when no one is looking. We have heard multiple... read more

Earn money toward lessons

Do you know someone who would be a great fit at Sea Otter? Refer them and earn money toward your swim lessons! Our employee referral program works like this: Refer someone to work with us! Once training is complete and they have started teaching lessons you will... read more

Paul and Rebecca Bid Sea Otter Fare-thee-well!

As Sea Otter transitions ownership, original owners Paul and Rebecca Sassenrath offer their departing words. As we come to the end of another year, we also come to the end of a season. After more than 35 years, it is difficult to know how to say goodbye to Sea Otter.... read more

Dash the Elf Returns!

  We came back from a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving and found Dash lounging in the pool with Frosty the Snowman! Seems the North Pole doesn’t have warm water like Sea Otter! We have loved Dash’s yearly visits. This is the fourth year he has come to Sea Otter... read more

Great gift ideas for the swimmer in your life

Wondering what to get the swimmer in your life for Christmas this year? Instead of buying them another pair of goggles or a bathing suit (although those both always come in handy), we have some new and unique gift ideas that your little fish will love!   A... read more

Meet Sea Otter’s new owners!

We are excited to announce that Sea Otter Swim Lessons is under new ownership. Phil and Dana Percival purchased Sea Otter and are now the proud owners of our swim school.   Dana has been the general manager of Sea Otter for 8 years and is involved with all... read more

Learning to Fly—The Butterfly

      We recently had a training to equip our instructors how to better teach their upper level swimmers the butterfly stroke.   Whether you love it or hate it, swimming butterfly requires a lot of power and good technique. It is often considered... read more

5 Winter Swim Hacks

                          The weather is cooling down (finally) but our pool and facility is kept warm throughout the seasons so your family can enjoy swim lessons all year long. Swimming in the fall and... read more