MAY 31st through JULY 7th

The Jr. Otter program is a developmental swim program for children ages 4-6 (age on June 15, 2023) who are water safe but may not be ready for the full swim team experience. Over 6 weeks children will be taught the skills to become effective in swimming freestyle and backstroke. Many children will progress to diving and all will have the opportunity to swim at a Folsom Sea Otter swim meet. Our goal is to teach each swimmer to successfully swim one lap and participate in a meet.

This program has a capacity for 18 swimmers who will be working with on average 5 coaches (1 Assistant Coach and 3-6 Swimmer Coaches).  The instructional pool will be used which has a depth of 3.5 feet. It is heated and supervised by an Aquatic Center lifeguard. Parents will need to stay at the pool for the duration of practice. Practice will be held daily Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am - 9:00am.

This program is recommended when kids that struggle to pass our Water Safety Check (WSC).  Proficient swimmers who pass our WSC under the required time are ready for swim team and will not benefit from this program.  They will be asked to register for the FSO team.  Swimmers who completed one year of JR Otters are not eligible to participate in the JRs program more than once and are asked to join our regular team.


Prior to the start of the program, children will need to demonstrate they can be safe in the water by participating in the Water Safety Check. Coaches will evaluate participant’s ability to swim a 1/2 lap (12.5 yards), demonstrating they are water safe and able to take a breath. Please have your swimmer come ready to swim in a suit, goggles, and bring a towel and change of clothes, if needed. Swim caps are optional for the Water Safety Check. The Water Safety Check will take place rain or shine, at the Folsom Aquatic Center.


Swimmers who are assessed as not being ready for the program will receive a full refund, less a $20 processing fee. Swimmers who decide to leave the program and provide written notice to the Folsom Sea Otter Board prior to May 1, 2023 shall receive a 50% refund of their registration fee. No refunds will be given after April 30, 2023.


$250 per swimmer. Fee includes an FSO team T-shirt and end of the year swim meet participation award.



5:00pm – 7:00pm

Mandatory Water Safety Assessment - Folsom Aquatic Center

May 31 - July 7

8:30am - 9:00am

Practices start May 31st and end July 7th.

Practice - Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

No Practice Jul 3rd.

May 31

8:30am - 9:00am

Jr. Otter Parent Orientation at Folsom Aquatic Center on bleachers.


9:00am - 11:00am

Team Picture and Rally Day


6:00pm - 8:30pm

FSO Laps and Family Fun Night Event


During practice

Coach Appreciation Day for Junior Otters Coaches

July 8

Swim Meet @ FSO

FSO vs. Granite Bay – JR Otters Exhibition Swim

We will do an exhibition swim during the Granite Bay Gators swim meet at the Folsom Aquatic Center.  More details to be provide at practice.

July 20

6:00pm – 8:00pm

FSO Carbo Night - Join your fellow Otters to rally for Champs!

July 25

6:00pm – 8:30pm

FSO Awards Night and Family swim at Aquatic Center