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Blowing Bubbles – An Early Swim Skill

Most young swimmers are scared of putting their face underwater when they start swim lessons. This is perfectly normal and something we will work on to help them overcome. One of the skills we do to help them combat this fear is blowing bubbles. When kids blow bubbles...

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7 Ways to safeguard your home swimming pool this summer

It’s (unofficially) summer! And with that, comes outdoor bbqs, family vacations, and lots of swim days. Unfortunately the swim season is also when we start to see the headlines of tragic drowning incidents around the country. Drowning is the leading cause of...

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Clothing Week Recap

That's a wrap on Clothing Week! Thank you for bringing your swimmers so they can experience swimming in their clothes. We know it's more work for you as parents to have your swimmers in their clothes for lessons, but we think Clothing Week is so important and worth...

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Surviving Parent Tot Swim Lessons—Here’s How

Getting your little one in the water with you is such a fun experience, and such an important one! But because tots are so unpredictable, sometimes those first lessons can include a little bit of tears and uncertainty. If you stick with it though, it will become such...

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How clothing weeks helps prevent drownings

Drowning doesn't always look like we think it does. In fact, 69% of children who have drowned in swimming pools were not expected to be at or in the pool, yet they were found in the water. Many child drowning victims are found with their clothes on. Drownings don’t...

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Six ways to help your swimmer be less nervous about lessons

For many of us, starting something new can be scary or intimidating. And for our little ones, fear and angst is normal when they don’t know what to expect with an experience. We know your little one will eventually love our swim lessons and enjoy coming each week, but...

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What is the ideal age to start swim lessons?

Wondering when the ideal time is to start your little one in swim lessons? Every child is different, so there might be different idyllic ages depending on your family and situation. We break down the benefits of starting at each age so you can decIde what is best for...

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4 Perks of dad doing Parent Tot lessons (instead of mom)

We love it when we see dads in the water with their little ones during our Parent Tot lessons. Don’t get us wrong, we love seeing moms in the water too, but there’s something extra precious about daddy and baby in the pool that makes us melt. Not only is it...

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5 Family New Year Resolutions to Make

Happy New Year! We love this time of year because it gives us a chance to sit and reflect after a busy holiday season. Taking the time to look back on the past year can give you an idea of what you want 2019 to look like. Setting resolutions as a family can help you...

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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...

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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 opportunity...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 swimming 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, making swimming lessons year round a fun...

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