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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.

Sea Otter Swim Lessons private swim lessons give swimmers individual, focused attention, allowing them to learn swimming and safety skills quicker than in traditional group classes.

We are committed to providing an environment where your child feels safe enough to try new things and accomplish goals. We pride ourselves on providing quality swim lessons and teaching children and adults how to be safer in and around the water water.

Swim Lessons

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Parent Tot

Ages 4 months–2.5 years

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

Swim lessons for kids

Private Lessons

Ages 4 months to adult

Private lessons are great for new swimmers, fearful swimmers, or those who want individual, focused attention.

Swim lessons for kids

Semi-Private Lessons

Ages 4–16 years

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

Swim lessons for kids

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 Lessons

Ages 16 years and up

From fearful, non-swimmers, to those wanting to learn the competitive strokes.

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Ages 4 months and up 

Our two-week sessions run in addition to our perpetual program and teach swim and safety skills in an accelerated time.

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. He went from crying (for the first 6 lessons) to being a confident swimmer. I attribute this to the patience, demeanor, knowledge, skill, and efforts of his instructor. Thank you for having such a positive impact on 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. (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. We quickly realized that Sea Otter would teach swimming and water safety skills in a fun, safe environment. His lessons were a wonderful experience! 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 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!


Recent Blog Posts

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...

What is the ideal age to start swim lessons?

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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...

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...

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...

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...