Child Learning To Swim With Custom Swim Program At Bear Paddle

What Makes A Custom Kids’ Swimming Program Different

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Many of us grew up at a time when swimming lessons were much more informal than they are now. Either by a family member in a backyard pool, or perhaps we learned at summer camp in a pond or lake. Those of us who lived close to a YMCA or Boys…
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Exciting Changes Coming To Our Swim Program

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At Bear Paddle, we know that the more your child is in the water, the stronger the progress they will make. That is why we are excited to announce some great additions to our Winter offering. Thanks to all of you who were kind enough to share…
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The Best Advice For New Bear Paddle Families

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We asked some of our expert Bear Paddle parents on advice they have to offer to both new Bear Paddle families, as well as to those considering swim lessons for their child. Ursula, Lake In The Hills, IL: “Get your kids in the water as soon…
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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SWIM LESSONS

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Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4. – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bear Paddle’s mission is to save lives by teaching children how to swim. Learning…

What's Your Swim Story?

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Everyone has one. It might be your childhood swim lessons, a recent vacation, or a memory from a favorite experience in water. At Bear Paddle, we want to be your Swim Story. Share your story with us today! Spencer R. Senior Vice President…

Swimming With Bear Paddle

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Local Louisville Mom, Ashley Glass, shares her experience about her swim lessons at Bear Paddle. For the last couple of years I have wanted to enroll the kids in swimming lessons, so when the opportunity arose with Bear Paddle, I was SO…
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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…

Will My Kids Be Too Tired After School?

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Will My Kids Be Too Tired For Swim Lessons After A Day In School? School involves sitting still and mental activity. Young bodies need a fun outlet to vent their energy. Swimming invigorates like no other exercise. Swimming works all muscles…

Don’t Eat And Swim

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It's good to fuel up before any activity. If you have a meal or a snack before you go swimming, make sure to wait at least 30 minutes before getting in the water. Good swimming takes hard work and you want to make sure your body is focused on…

Breaststroke Progression

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Breaststroke is regarded as one of the most difficult swimming strokes to learn. The timing of the Breaststroke kick also known as the “whip kick” can be a challenge. Patience is needed to learn the Breaststroke kick, but once mastered it…

Help, My Child Won’t Swim!

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Swimming can be an intimidating skill to learn for a toddler. Often, swim lessons are the first time a child is exposed to a structured lesson plan, and may be intimidated by the skills they are learning. Parents can help their students feel…

The Benefits of Teddy Classes

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Why take Teddy Bear Introduction Classes? Bear Paddle Swim School’s infant swim lessons begin at six months old and teach students how to have fun, be safe, and enjoy the water with their parents. Students learn two major skills in the Teddy…