Otter Baby Infant Program

Program Overview

Age: 3-9 months and up
Setting: Group
Description: The Otter Baby Infant Program gives your child an opportunity to get acquainted in the water with their parent.
Special Needs Friendly: Yes

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(Ages: 3 to 9-months) Let your child’s first water experience be a memorable one. Baby Otter is proud to present their “Otter Babies” class. The Otter Baby Infant Program gives your child an introduction to the water with their parent. Your baby becomes familiar with the pool steps and wall, learns how to put their face in the water and plays different water-safety games.

Each class is 1 day a week for 30 minutes for 4 weeks. Your child will be in a group with other babies and parents and an instructor.

This is a very loving approach to your child’s first water experience.

Baby Otter is a traveling swim school. Wherever you are most comfortable, whether in your home pool or at a local community pool, that’s where we’ll teach your lesson. This ensures you have your best possible swim lesson experience. Contact us for additional information.

LESSONS AVAILABLE: These lessons are offered on Saturdays. 

During our Turn, Kick, Reach® 5 Day Program, children will:

  • learn to hold their breath (using a set of commands)
  • put their face in the water
  • swim to the steps and wall by kicking
  • And MOST IMPORTANTLY, to turn around and swim back to where they fell into the water, because that is usually the closest place to reach safely.

From Day 2 to Day 5 we have the parent come into the water the last 5 minutes so the instructor can teach you the proper way to practice with your child. Your instructor will make sure you are comfortable practicing at home so that this is a wonderful experience for both you and your child.