Skip to content Navigation

National Water Safety Month

May 22nd, 2017 in Chicago Area Swim School, Swim Curriculum, Swim Progression, Swim School

May is National Water Safety Month: Keep Your Kids Safe with These Tips

May is National Water Safety Month. The goal of the month is to bring awareness to people of all ages that almost all drowning deaths are preventable …

Read More > >

Weekly Class Times Added!

May 9th, 2017 in Swim Curriculum, Swim Progression, Swim School
If you are looking to change your student’s weekly swim class times for the summer months, please visit our swim schedule online to reserve a time! If you need to change your swim lesson day or time this summer just…

Read More > >

How Long Should My Child Take Lessons?

April 24th, 2017 in Swim Curriculum, Swim Progression

How Long Should Your Child Stay Enrolled in Swimming Lessons?

While basic water safety skills are a must-have for children of any age, you may be wondering how long you should keep your children enrolled in swimming classes.

After your …

Read More > >

We are hiring!

April 19th, 2017 in Chicago Area Swim School, New Swim School Opening, Swim Progression, Swim School
Do you have a child, niece or nephew, babysitter, neighbor, or know anyone over 16 looking for a great place to work and loves swimming? Bear Paddle is hiring for Lifeguards, Swim Teachers, Supervisors, and Managers! The perks of working…

Read More > >

The Kid Wash Is Fun!

April 13th, 2017 in Swim Progression, Swim School, Water Safety
The Kid Wash is a lot of fun before and after swim class, and it also helps keep our pool nice and clean! Please remind your students to rinse off before they get into the pool. This will help keep…

Read More > >


April 7th, 2017 in Swim Camps, Swim Progression, Swim School
The first 50 students to enroll will receive a free Bear Paddle T-Shirt! Summer Swim Camps will be 8 days, Monday – Thursday for 2 weeks. The cost of each Summer Swim Camp is $180 and if you sign up…

Read More > >

Teddy Bear Program

March 30th, 2017 in Swim Curriculum, Swim Progression, Swim School, Water Safety
The Teddy Bear program is for swimmers who are 6 – 36 months of age. We believe parents play an integral role in the early stages of swimming. The parent participation portion of the Teddy Bear program not only…

Read More > >

Face Up, Feet First!

March 15th, 2017 in Swim School, Water Safety
This rule of thumb reminds us to jump in with our feet going into the water first. A pool should always have easy-to read signs telling you how deep the pool is and whether or not you can dive. If…

Read More > >

Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

March 9th, 2017 in Swim Progression, Swim School, Water Safety

Why Baby Swimming Lessons Will Change Your Child’s Life

Swimming lessons are about much more than just raising your child to potentially become an Olympic athlete. Familiarity with water early in life reduces the stress your little one may feel …

Read More > >

What Are The Advantages Of Bear Paddle Swim Camps?

March 2nd, 2017 in Swim Camps, Swim Curriculum, Swim Progression
Bear Paddle swim camps keep swimmers progressing and building momentum to prepare for the summer months. Spring Swim Camp takes one month of weekly swim lessons and condenses it into one week! Since each swimmer progresses at a different rate,…

Read More > >