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Young Swimmers Need Energy
Hydration is Important During the Winter Too
Family Swim Nights
Make-Up Classes
Baby Swimming Brings Benefits
Little Otter Loyalty
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Young Swimmers' Energy Needs   

It is important for young swimmers to have the energy they need for their everyday activities, swim performance and growth. Monitoring calorie intake is the key to making sure your young swimmer has what he or she needs.

Don't go overboard. When you ask the question, "How much does a young swimmer need to eat?" you might have flashes back to Michael Phelps' 10,000+ calorie per day revelation as he delivered blow after blow to the competition in 2008. That was really over the top calorie consumption.

We'd like to bring reality to what children ages 9-13 should be consuming to keep up their energy levels for their performance and development as swimmers.

1,500-2,400 calories each day is the recommendation for the above-noted age group.


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Hydration is Important During the Winter Too

Staying hydrated is just as important in the winter as in the summer. Even though you may not crave it, your body needs the same amount of fluids in the Winter as it needs in the Summer. Dehydration is possible any time. And since dehydration can lead to low energy levels and high irritability, it is important to make sure that everyone in the family maintains a healthy intake of water - even when the weather isn't hot. Dehydration can also be damaging to our bodies - especially during exercise. Staying hydrated helps prevent pulled muscles and strains that can more easily take place when water is depleted from our systems. Maintaining hydration also keeps our skin and mucous membranes from drying out and that and help our bodies ward off infection and illness.

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Family Swim Nights 
Don't forget about Little Otter Swim School's Family Swim Nights.  On two Fridays each month we host a family swim night for all registered students and their families to come out and enjoy a bit of the Little Otter Experience!
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COMING SOON - Little Otter North! 
Little Otter Swim School is very excited to announce expansion! Property has been purchased and planning is underway for ground-breaking on property off Reese Boulevard (exit 23) in Huntersville for a new swim school - Little Otter North. The new facility will feature two
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warm water pools for teaching children to swim. The school will employ approximately 30 instructors.

The land purchase and upcoming ground-breaking is incredibly exciting because it takes us past the planning stage and into action! Quite a bit of research has gone into the Little Otter expansion plan. Providing positive learning experiences in helping children acquire the skills they need to enjoy and appreciate the water is our passion.


A decade of experience in operating their Matthews facility has provided John and Lory with insight into things as basic as the best floor plans and color schemes to use and as complex as designing green technologies into the facility. They made visits to some of the industry's most successful and modern schools to learn from the experiences of colleagues and glean the best of what they observed for their new school.



Little Otter Make-Up Classes  

Make-Up Classes Now Available At Little Otter Swim School, we believe that children are most successful in a consistent learning environment. Because of that, we encourage you to attend your regularly scheduled swim class as often as possible.


At the same time, we realize that our families sometimes have unavoidable conflicts and cannot attend their lessons.


Therefore, as a courtesy to our customers, we offer 1 makeup class per calendar month. If your family is consistently missing more than one class per month, please let our customer service staff assist you in finding a time that better suits your needs.


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Baby Swimming Brings Benefits

(Published in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) - Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. Baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers. This difference persists even when children are five years old, when babies who have been taught to swim still outperform their peers, research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) shows.

Little Otter Loyalty    

Don't forget that if we spot your car with one of our magnets on it, we write down the tag number and choose a plate at random from  among all those we see out and about. We then announce the tag winner on our Facebook page:

Spot your number on the Facebook page and call us and tell us the rest of your tag and you will win ONE month worth of swim lessons for one child.  FREE!  If you want a magnet of your very own, just stop by the front desk. They are also FREE!

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Thank You
As always, thank you for sharing your children with us.

swim, baby, swim icon Sincerely,



John & Lory Kirk
Little Otter Swim School