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Our Elf Has Returned

  We came back from a relaxing Thanksgiving and found Dash hanging out in the office! We love Dash’s yearly visits. This is the fifth year he has come to Sea Otter to help watch over all our swimmers. Each year, Santa sends him to help keep an eye on the kids in our...

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Six Reasons to Take Parent Tot Swim Lessons

  It might seem silly to take your little one to the pool before they can even walk, or crawl, but there are many benefits to starting infants in swim lessons besides the adorable swim diaper you get to buy. Here are six! 1. Bonding Swim lessons give you an...

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Donate to our Fifth Annual Food Drive

This year we will be hosting our fifth annual Food Drive with the Placer County Food Bank. We love seeing our swimmers bring in foods to give to those in need. You might think of our county and surrounding counties as an affluent area, but for 1 in 8 individuals...

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5 Family Traditions to Start this Year

  We love family traditions! Traditions give your children (and you) something to look forward to each year. In the busyness of the fall and holiday season, they can be an intentional thing we do with our loved ones. And while there are so many good ones you probably...

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Photos from our Under the Sea {Otter} Party

  We had such a fun event at our Under the Sea {Otter} Party! Thank you to The Fairy Godmother Events, Chick Fil A Granite Bay, Frozen In Time Shaved Ice, and our lovely face painters and hair braiders––who are also Sea Otter Swim instructors–for making this such a...

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Sometimes a teacher change is a good thing

      We try to keep things as consistent as possible for our swim lessons, but sometimes change happens. Change is an inevitable part of life. We want our little ones to learn resiliency and be able to roll with the punches when life throws change their way. Many of...

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Secondary and dry drowning: what you should know

You may have heard the term “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning” before. They are scary words and may leave you with many questions. We want to educate our families on water safety, including any type of water hazard. Find out more about these types of drownings and...

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The benefits of staying in lessons year round

Summer is coming to an end. The benefits of our swim lessons is that they are not just a summer activity. Our seasonal tent transforms throughout the year and our warm water is always at a perfect teaching temperature.   Help your child maintain the skills they...

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Swim lessons should be child’s play!

  Being a kid is child’s play! But the truth is for kids, playing hard is hard work. Those little minds are soaking everything up and play is an important part of how they learn.   Play contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of...

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Why everyone reading this should know CPR

  Think knowing CPR should be left to the professionals? Think again! Performing CPR in an emergency can literally save a life. Immediate CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest. The longer the body goes without circulation, the lower the...

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8 Tips for hosting a swim party at your house

    Summer is officially here! And if you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, then you’re likely to throw a swim party at least once this summer. Hosting a swim party can be a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Here are 8 tips to make sure your party...

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The benefits of swim lessons for “big” kids

    When kids are little, most parents prioritize swim lessons and teaching their kids water safety. After all, drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 among preventable injuries, according to safekids.org. But what about once kids can...

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When can my child swim unsupervised?

How old is “old enough” to let your kids swim without you? Whether you are at a hotel and the kids want to go down to the pool by themselves or they want to swim alone in the backyard while you’re inside, it’s a common question parents ask.   Like many things in...

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How to have a stress-free vacation with kids

School is almost out and we bet you are counting down the days until that final school bell rings. (We know we are!) With the warmer weather and the routine-free schedule up ahead, we are hoping that you’re planning a vacation (or two, or three) for you and your...

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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...

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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 the...

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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...

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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...

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