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Parent Tot Special

Take half off your first four weeks of parent tot lessons with this limited-time deal!

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Voted Best Swim School!

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

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Lessons for All Ages

Lessons offered for all ages, starting at four months. We have a class that’s right for you!

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Trained Instructors

We employ positive and caring instructors who are highly trained. Every instructor completes 26 to 30 hours of in-water training and is CPR and First Aid Certified.

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Convenient Schedule

Our perpetual program allows you to pick the day and time that works for you and swim with us once a week.

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Year-Round Lessons

Weekly swim lessons offered year-round. Our 92° pool temperature is perfect for lessons!

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Small Class Sizes

Our instructor-to-student ratio gives swimmers individual, focused attention.

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Safer for Life

Our private swimming lessons give swimmers individual, focused attention, allowing them to learn swimming and safety skills quicker than in traditional group classes. Along with teaching children and adults how to be safer in and around water, we also introduce them to life skills of self-confidence, perseverance, and courage. We are committed to providing an environment where your child feels safe enough to try new things and accomplish goals.

Parent Tot Half-Off Special

Try our Parent Tot lessons with your little ones with this limited-time deal!

Parent tot lessons are perfect for babies and toddlers who are just starting swim lessons. Lessons cover water exploration, breath control, water movement, and safety skills. We use songs and games to help children feel safe while discovering the foundations of swimming.

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Parent Tot

Ages 4 months–2.5 years

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

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Private Lessons

Ages 4 months to adult

Private swim lessons are a great option for new swimmers, those who are fearful in the water, or children or adults who want individual, focused attention.

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Semi-Private Lessons

Ages 4–16 years

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

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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 Lesssons

Ages 16 and up

Adult swim lessons are offered for swimmers of all levels—from fearful non-swimmers, to those wanting to learn the four competitive strokes.

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Two-week Sessions

Ages 4 months and up 

Our two-week sessions allow swimmers to learn skills in an accelerated period. Swimmers come Tuesday through Friday for two weeks. Private and semi-private lessons are available. 

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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. To go from crying (first 6 lessons) to the confidence he now has. I tribute this to the patience, demeanor, knowledge, skill, and efforts of his instructor. Thank you for having such a positive impact on all 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 again. (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 Swim Lessons. We quickly realized that Sea Otter would not only teach swimming and water safety skills; but do so in a fun, safe environment with the focus being what was best for our grandson. His lessons were a wonderful experience in which he was excited to learn. 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 would have 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.


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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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To withdraw from lessons, families will need to provide us 30 days' notice.

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