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…

Four Good Reasons To Enroll Your Infant In Swim Lessons

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When you think of swim lessons, you may not picture infants, but enrolling your infant in swim lessons is an excellent idea. Swim lessons provide many of the same benefits to infants that they do to older children. Your baby will learn to…

Giving Experiences Over Typical Toys - The Benefits Last A Lifetime

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As we are amidst the holiday season, your children are probably begging for this year’s most popular toys. Yet how often do you find toys forgotten in a corner a month or two after the holidays are over? This year, consider giving experiences…

Great Children’s Activities To Build Their Confidence

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Childhood is a time for exploration. Finding the right activity for your children can help build their confidence, so don’t shy away from letting them try different things. Children all have their own unique talents, interests, strengths,…
What To Do If Your Child Is Afraid Of The Water

What To Do If Your Child Is Afraid Of The Water

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The most popular question we get from new parents is what to do if their child is afraid of the water. Believe it or not, we see swimmers daily that are afraid of the water. Whether that means afraid to put their head in the water or afraid…
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"Flip To Breathe" Teaching Children How To Swim The Bear Paddle Way

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Bear Paddle’s mission is to build safer swimmers by teaching children how to swim. Learning water safety skills at a young age is crucial as children are exposed to water every day, no matter where they live. Level 3 – Flip to Breathe prepares…

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…

Happy International Women's Day!

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March 8th has been International Women’s Day for over 100 years. Today, and everyday, we celebrate the strong women in our lives and thank them for everything they do. A special thank you is owed to the President of Bear Paddle Swim School,…
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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…

Happy Employee Health and Fitness Month!

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Fitness is important at Bear Paddle. Swimming is excellent exercise but our employees like to also get out in nature and at the gym to promote their healthy lifestyle. We love celebrating fitness at Bear Paddle, how does you stay healthy? George…

Keep Kids Healthy During the Winter

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The winter months are particularly stressful on our bodies. When it comes to winter activities for kids, it's important to make sure that we keep kids healthy by keeping them active and engaged. There are a few simple steps you can take as a…
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Swim Lessons Help Kids With School

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How Swimming Helps Kids Do Better in School Looking for reasons to get your kids into swimming? Several studies recently have shown there are a number of educational benefits of swimming. This means that swimming doesn't just teach your…