Helping Children Overcome A Fear Of Water

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You’ve read the articles, and you understand that helping children overcome a fear of water is important to your child's growth. You know that drowning is a leading cause of death among children. You also know that swimming lessons teach children…

New guidelines say kids should start swim lessons around age 1.

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Hillary Joseph can’t remember not being able to swim. When your backyard is a lake, as it was for Joseph and her two sisters growing up in northern Wisconsin, and when your grandparents live on Captiva Island, Fla., with a pool, you have to…
little otter learns to swim with bear paddle program

Little Otter Learns to Swim!

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Join author and fellow Bear Paddle parent Artie Knapp for a read along of his new book, Little Otter Learns to Swim! Artie Knapp is a local children’s author who was inspired by his daughters lessons at Bear Paddle Mason. Join us at Artie's…

Why We Put Our One Year Old Daughter in Swim Lessons

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Blake and I just got home from her weekly swim lesson and she has the best time while there. I never took swim lessons when I was younger because my parents taught me to swim just as soon as I could walk. My grandparents both have pools so we…