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About Bear Paddle:
Bear Paddle is a kid-friendly facility specializing in year round swim lessons for children of all ages and abilities. Offering easy online scheduling, engaging swim essons, and a dedicated team make the experience one-of-a-kind. The warm saltwater pool and sophisticated pool sanitation system supply a comfortable and clean swimming environment. Our iron-on skill patches teach Bear Paddle swimmers positive reinforcement in a fun and innovative way!

Bear Paddle Woodridge is located at Woodward Ave. and 75th St. near the Centerpointe of Woodridge. We are serving the community of Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Lemont, Warrenville, Lisle, Naperville, Wheaton, Darien, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, Westmont, Romeoville, Lombard, and surrounding!

7350 Woodward Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517

3:00PM - 8:00PM

9:00AM - 8:00PM

3:00PM - 8:00PM

9:00AM - 8:00PM

3:00PM - 8:00PM

Saturday - Sunday
9:00AM - 7:00PM

(630) 692-7946 Ext. 2

(630) 964-0710


Bear Paddle Swim School is a month-to-month year round swim school offering 30-minute swim lessons seven days a week. We make swimming a convenient and consistent part of your student’s routine. It’s easy to enroll! Pick a day and time that works best for your family and that is your reserved time until your student moves up a level, your schedule changes, or you need to take a break. Enroll today and start tomorrow!

Weekly Swim Lesson Pricing

Swim Lesson fees are charged per lesson per month on the first day of each month. Swim Lesson prices include one 30-minute lesson per week. Families will not be charged for their first Swim Lesson until the start date is confirmed.


$22.50 / lesson

Weekly 30 Minute Group Lessons With A Student To Teacher Ratio Of 3 - 5:1.


$40.00 / lesson

Weekly 30 Minute Semi-Private Lessons With A Student To Teacher Ratio Of 2:1.


$70.00 / lesson

Weekly 30 Minute Private Lessons With A Student To Teacher Ratio Of 1:1.

*Bear Paddle charges a $25 enrollment fee for new families, a $15 re-enrollment fee, and a $15 camp fee for all families.

What’s New

Become A Water Watchdog!

Bear Paddle has partnered with Abbey's Hope in an effort to spread the word about Water Safety and knowledge of safe pool drains. Read more today about how you can become a Water Watchdog this summer to help prevent water accidents!

Refer-A-Friend Special!

Refer-A-Friend to Bear Paddle and each family gets a free swim lesson! One free swim lesson per active family, one per new family. Not available with any other offers or discounts. Click to print and redeem your gift cards.

Now Offering Family Swim!

Family Swim is now available to all registered families and will be $5 per swimmer. Join us for Family Swim every Wednesday* from 11:00am – 1:00pm and Sunday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

*Wednesday Family Swim for select locations only. Check Parent Portal for availability.


Now offering CPR and AED Certification!

Bear Paddle offers American Red Cross CPR and AED training for infant, child, and adult. Set you and your loved ones up to be as prepared as possible for unexpected emergencies. CPR training will ensure you have practice identifying and responding to choking and breathing emergencies.

Paw Of Fame for Level 7 Graduates

Level 7 Graduates will now receive final Skill Patches, a Bear Paddle Graduation Medal, and Certificate of Completion. The Student’s name will also be added to a bear paw and displayed at the Paw of Fame on the pool deck!

Bear Paddle App!

The Bear Paddle App is a great resource to view family, student, and class information. Through the App you will be able to update contact and payment information, view your Student's progress as well as transfer or enroll in classes!

Parent Survey

Please tell us about your Bear Paddle experience! Complete survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Woodridge Swim School Manager

Trey B.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
My favorite swimming experience was always going to the water parks in the summer! Wave pools, water slides, lazy rivers!

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
My first time ever teaching a Paddle 1 and building up the swimmers confidence to transition them from a big barbell to a power pack! It was a great feeling! Big moment for myself and the swimmer!!!

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
I was all about the Little Mermaid growing up!

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
Swimming is such an important life skill that most certainly goes unnoticed, being able to pass on such an essential gift is all that matters!

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
The environment and the relationships we build with our families and the kids!

What’s your favorite swim stroke?

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Reflecting with parents and children that I used to swim with as a swim instructor, that now over the years have stayed with us and I am now the SSM! Being able to connect and build with them on a different level is awesome!

"Our son enjoys his swim classes and the facility and staff are great. The instructors are very attentive and provide a safe atmosphere where children can learn and also enjoy themselves. We’re looking forward to his continued development as a swimmer and student."

- Luis L.
Aurora, Illinois

"Bear Paddle offers personalized lessons for your little ones! The instructors are always right there in the pool, within arms reach of students. My kids have shown a lot of improvement after just three lessons."

- Rebecca P.
Woodridge, Illinois

"My son loves coming to swim lessons every week. The small class sizes and individualized attention is great for him and his learning style. I am so happy with the progress he's made so far. I am so happy with my decision to enroll him at Bear Paddle Orland Park!"

- Katie F.
Orland Park, Illinois

"Bear Paddle provided such a great swim experience for my daughter. She went into swim camp apprehensive and left after 4 weeks feeling confident in the water. We will definitely be scheduling swim classes now that camps are over. We love Bear Paddle!"

- Kelly K.
Mason, Ohio

"I highly recommend this swim school! I enrolled my son last summer and I'm impressed how far he's come learning proper techniques and all! The instructors are great. They seem to care about each swimmer's progress. My son loves the patches they give out after achieving a skill/technique. They also make it fun and engaging for the kids. The staff in general are very helpful and welcoming."

- Jennifer O.
Bloomingdale, Illinois

"I love the Bear Paddle School. My son started off scared and in the matter of 5 weeks, he is very comfortable in the water! He is on his way to swimming like a fish! They cater to children and make learning to swim fun! I highly recommend this school for all children! Thank you Bear Paddle Oakley Station!"

- Candace W.
Cincinnati, Ohio