Bear Paddle Announces Swim Lesson Scholarships for Low-Income Children

Bear Paddle Swim School announced a partnership with Hope Floats Foundation to provide scholarships for swim lessons for low-income children and their families. In a news release, the swim school, which has a location in Florence, said that…
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Local author's newest book is 'Little Otter Learns to Swim'

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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local author is celebrating an Ohio animal in his new children's book "Little Otter Learns to Swim". Artie Knapp came up with the idea behind it all in a unique way.
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Santa's Polar Plunge Turns Up The Heat

Santa's Polar Plunge is December 16, 2018 from 3-7 PM at Bear Paddle Swim School, which is located at 2915 Hurstbourne Parkway in Jeffersontown, KY.
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Skills for Life: Swim Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School

Before moving to the suburbs, we casually took swim lessons when it fit our schedule and we focused on an affordable fun environment. After all, my husband and I could both swim and we never took lessons. When we moved to the area and realized…


Summer Safety Town has come to a close. The Safety Town Summer Program is a week-long program for children entering kindergarten or 1st grade. Throughout the week, stories, games, songs and videos reinforce the skills being taught. By using…


The first Bear Paddle Swim School was started by Robin Everson and Spencer Rice in the Chicago Western suburbs in 2010. The initial concept was to provide better swim lessons with a more flexible schedule to produce better swimmers. In the…

Bear Paddle Swim School wants water safety to be on the mind of every parent

Summer, swimming and fun go together perfectly, but parents should still make sure they’re prepared before they head to the pool or ocean, says Bear Paddle Swim School co-owner Spencer Rice.

NKyMR18: Construction firms focused on manufacturing

Looking at the long game is proving beneficial to Northern Kentucky construction outfits.

Swim in Winter, Safe in Summer with Bear Paddle

A Cincinnati Mom pens about her experience with her child's first month at Bear Paddle! "With the frigid winter winds blowing outside, our family has swimming on our minds. You must think I’m crazy to even bring up the idea of swimming when…
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Year round swimming at Bear Paddle Swim School

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…

Keep on Swimming

Bear Paddle Swim School opened its location in Florence this summer, just in time to take on new classes of eager young students.

Bear Paddle Swim School is Now Open in Florence!

Summer is now in full swing, so hopefully you and your family are finding plenty of excuses to spend time in the water. Rumor has it it’s going to be a hot summer in Cincinnati, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than splashing around…