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Donate to our Sixth Annual Food Drive

Donate to our Sixth Annual Food Drive

This year we will be hosting our sixth 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

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

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

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

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

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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Swim lessons should be child’s play!

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 children...

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Why everyone reading this should know CPR

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...

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8 Tips for hosting a swim party at your house

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...

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The benefits of swim lessons for “big” kids

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 successfully...

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When can my child swim unsupervised?

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

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 swim sessions are right for you

Why swim sessions are 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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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