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5 Benefits Of Infant Swim Lessons

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5 Benefits of Starting Infant Swim Lessons At 6 Months Most of us recognize that infant swim lessons and learning to swim is a great safety skill, but many parents are unaware that children can begin learning to swim at a very young age.…
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How Long Will It Take for My Child to Learn to Swim?

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How Long Does It Take A Child To Learn To Swim? Swimming looks easy, but takes an immense amount of coordination that is sometimes underestimated. Swimming involves mastering every single muscle in the body in order to move smoothly, efficiently,…
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…

Proposed Legislation Requires Swim Lessons For All Children

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Dr. Bill Kent, Chairman of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is doing everything he can to tackle the national issue of childhood drowning. Dr. Kent is the driving force behind Florida legislation that would require swim lessons for…
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Common Misconceptions About Treading Water

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Most of us were taught to tread water as children. It was considered an essential safety skill, and it is still used by lifeguards, water polo players, and the US Navy, to name a few. However, there are some common misconceptions when it comes…
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MAY IS WATER SAFETY MONTH!

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Bear Paddle’s mission is to save lives 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. Learn more about our Teddy Program and how…
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SWIM LESSONS

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…

Summer Quarter begins Monday, June 10!

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Summer Quarter begins Monday, June 10! Bear Paddle is excited to announce our transition from monthly swimming to quarterly swimming. Quarterly swimming benefits our families by giving them first priority swim class choice, ability to pay for…

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…

Mom Speaks About Her Experience With Us!

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The month of December the boys started taking swim lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School We are planning a cruise during the winter of 2019 & I want to make sure the boys can swim confidently by then. Before their first class they were reluctant…

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…

Keeping Your Kids Active During Winter

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Exercise and physical activity is not just for the summer time. When our kids are cooped up during the winter months, it begins to have a negative effect on both their physical and mental health. That's why it's important to keep your kids active…