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The National Institutes of Health recently released a study that supports the positive impact learn to swim lessons can have on young children and drowning prevention. It states, “Providing very young children with swimming lessons appears to have a protective effect against drowning and does not increase childrens’ risk of drowning.” Contrary to long held beliefs, introducing your infant to swimming lessons at even 6 months, does not encourage them to be overly bold and unsafe around water. The study concludes:Participating in formal swimming lessons was associated with an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning in children between the ages of 1 to 4. (Arch Pediatric Med. 2009; 163(3):203-210)

Swimming classes and programs :

Little Otter Swim School

8200 Tower Point Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
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At Little Otter Swim School, we believe in making swimming fun, so we play games, sing songs and laugh. Along the way, your children become confident and learn to love the water, no matter their age.

Our youngest Little Otters start at 6 months and stay with their parents in the water up to the age of three.  The babies love the warm pools and colorful surroundings.  For the older children, beginning at age three, warm water, terrific instructors, stimulating equipment and magical lessons form an unbeatable combination.

Little Otter Swim School provides Charlotte families with an alternative to “typical” swim lessons. Weproudly provide year-round, small group instruction in our warm indoor swimming pool where parents can watch their children’s progress from the comfortable viewing gallery. Our instructors are experienced caring professionals who have a passion for teaching swimming and water safety. Our state of the art pool sanitation system lets your child swim in a sparkling-clean pool. Our pools are a tropical 90 degrees.

Add tons of color, clever teaching aids and caring, enthusiastic, loving teachers and you begin to get the idea of what Little Otter is all about. Of course seeing is believing so stop by and see for yourself why Little Otter has the confidence to offer a 100% money back guarantee. Give us a call today at 704-846-7946.

Charlotte Park & Recreation Programs
From just six-months of age to the golden years of life, the Aquatics Division of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department offers dozens of programs and classes to fit your needs.

Charlotte Swim Academy
Free swim consultation for all new students. Specializing in private and semi-private swim lessons. Parents and Tot class. Intramural swim team
9 months and up
9315-A Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC
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Mecklenburg Aquatics
Swimming classes - Swim America Programs
MAC Swimming Center at Latin School, 9850 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC
(704) 846-5335
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Charlotte Aquatics
Swimming classes - ages 6 months and up
6 months and up
7835 Little Avenue , Charlotte, NC
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Multiple Locations - see website
(704) 716-6200

Developed for children 6 months and up. Amercian Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and child classes available for 5yrs and under, independent classes for older children
6 months and up
5007 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC
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