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…

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…
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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…

Ben Lecomte Swimming Expedition Update

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Ben is 65 days into this experience. However, due to the threat of encountering not only one but two Typhoons, Ben and the crew made the decision to head back to land and wait for the inclement weather to pass. “Our lives at sea are pulsing…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Long Will It Take for My Child to Learn to Swim?

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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, and safely through the water. That’s a lot…

Kids Love These Fun Pool Games

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Summer is here and it's time to break out the pool toys and games. This year, keep your kids entertained and exercising by trying out some of these awesome swimming pool games that are great for all ages! Marco Polo This is a classic game…