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,…
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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…

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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Learning To Swim Is A Journey

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Children Learing To Swim We often think of learning to swim as a one-time achievement: either you can swim, or you can’t. In truth, learning to swim is more of a journey. Different skills are appropriate to different age groups. While…
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The Benefits of Kids Swimming Consistently

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The Benefits of Kids Swimming Consistently Kids swimming can be a highly physical activity that uses all the muscles in the body at once. It can be exhausting to swim 30 minutes at a time, and yet swimmers can, with practice, swim long distances…

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…

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…
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Bear Paddle Team Spotlight: Lindsey Stewart, IL District Manager

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My two year mark with this company will be here before I know it! The days are not always short & the tasks not always easy, but to say that I am blessed would be an understatement. The humans in which I share my days have a never ending flow…

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…

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…

The World's Largest Swim Lesson!

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Join Bear Paddle in spreading the word of Water Safety with the The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson! This will take place on Thursday, June 21st at 3:15pm. This will be the ninth year for the global event and TEAM WLSL™ will continue…