Our Little Otter Program is for swimmers ages 4-5 years old who are not capable of swimming one length of a 25-yard pool. It is also open to 6 year olds that have tried for and did not make it on the team. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Head Coach. Swimmers must turn 4 by June 15.
Enrollment in the Little Otter Program is limited. Little Otter swimmers must be “pool safe” and willing to participate in a group lesson atmosphere without the aid of a parent. Little Otters who can successfully complete one 25-yard lap may be invited to participate in a swim meet.
The coaches of the Little Otters are usually our experienced 15-18 year old swimmers. The ratio of coach to swimmers is about 5 to 1. Each Little Otter group may be accompanied by an assistant who is a swimmer in our 13-14 year old age group. The coaches and assistants are in the water with the swimmers and provide hands on instruction to each of the Little Otter participants.
The Little Otter program runs for 6 weeks. Please refer to the Practice Schedule for details about practice times and days off. Little Otters are not required to participate in fund-raising, and they each receive a team t-shirt to wear for the team photo.
If you would like more information or help determining if your child is ready for our Little Otter program, please email our Membership Director at [email protected]
If you are interested in signing up for the Little Otter program, please register online.