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Introducing: Dana and Phil Percival at Sea Otter Swim Lessons

Dana AND PHIL Percival, 6151 Brace Road, Loomis, 916-660-9492,

Describe your business. 

We teach private swim lessons year-round. Our warm water (92 degrees) is perfect for little swimmers and adults. Lessons start as early as four months old; no one is too young (or old) to learn how to swim.

How are you involved with both the community and your customer? 

Sea Otter has been around for over 25 years, and we love serving the community. It's fun to hire new staff members who learned to swim here as a kid!

Why is your staff the best in the business?

Our instructors truly care about water safety and really want to help little ones learn to swim, because it can make a difference. Drowning is such a scary, real thing, and we want to prevent it from happening.

Where do you go when the going gets tough? 

The pool, of course! Or the gym. We love physical fitness.

What’s your biggest job perk?

Hearing stories from parents about how their child overcame a fear, gained confidence, and learned to swim with us. It gives us all the warm fuzzies when we know we made a difference in someone's life.

What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?

Chipotle and Farmhaus. 

Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?

Anything sports-related. We love the 49ers! Our kids play soccer, basketball, baseball…you name it.

And finally, customer service is…?

So important. We strive to treat our customers like family.

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In fact, our Introducing and Eat & Drink section reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Megan Wiskus at [email protected]. Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!