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…

Be A Water Watchdog!

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Many of us have fond childhood memories of pool parties and swimming at the beach. Naturally, we want our children to enjoy swimming, too. However, drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children ages 1-4 and remains a leading…
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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,…
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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…
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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…

Prevent Drowning, Always Watch The Water

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Prevent Drowning, Always Watch The Water: Study reveals link between distracted parents and child drownings. A new study from the German Lifeguard Association has revealed that cellphone distractions such as talking and texting are at the…

It’s Water Safety Month

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Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14 and the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. Educate your swimmer on Water Safety rules to keep…

Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

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Why Baby Swimming Lessons Will Change Your Child's Life Swimming lessons are about much more than just raising your child to potentially become an Olympic athlete. Familiarity with water early in life reduces the stress your little one may…