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About Bear Paddle:
Bear Paddle specializes in year round swim lessons for children of all abilities and ages. Offering simple online registration, engaging swim lessons, and a committed team make the Bear Paddle experience one-of-a-kind. The warm saltwater pool and sophisticated pool sanitation system supply the Bear Paddle swimmers with a comfortable and clean swimming environment. Bear Paddle’s iron-on skill patches teach the swimmers positive reinforcement in a fun and innovative way!

Bear Paddle Bloomingdale is located at S. Gary Ave. and Army Trail Rd. near the Stratford Square Mall. We are serving the community of Bloomingdale, Roselle, Schaumberg, Wheaton, Glendale Heights, Wood Dale, Elk Grove Village, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Villa Park, Addison, Bartlett, Streamwood, and surrounding!

225 S. Gary Ave.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Monday & Friday
3:00PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday - Thursday
9:00AM - 8:00PM

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

(630) 692-7946 Ext. 4

(630) 295-8462


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!

What’s New

New Skill Patch Rewards Towel

Track your student’s swimming progress and iron your patches onto your Skill Patch Rewards Towel. Check them out at Paddle’s Gear Shop for $6.95 + tax.


New 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!

Bloomingdale Swim School Manager

Nick L.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
My favorite swim experience would probably have to be when I was younger participating in guard games, It’s like the Lifeguard Olympics, but they also had fun swimming events.

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
Anytime that I a student graduates is a great teaching moment for me! Knowing that they are learning what you are teaching is a great feeling.

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
I started in aquatics because I wanted a job where I could help people.

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
I like working at Bear Paddle because my team loves what they do, and I know that we are teaching the kids a life saving skill.

What’s your favorite swim stroke?

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Getting to see the kids coming in and leaving with smiles on their faces because they love swimming!