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About Bear Paddle:
Bear Paddle specializes in year round swim lessons at a kid-friendly facility for children of all ages and abilities. We offer easy online registration, engaging swim lessons, and a dedicated team that makes the experience one-of-a-kind. The warm saltwater pool and sophisticated pool sanitation system supply a comfortable and clean swimming atmosphere. Our iron-on skill patches teach Bear Paddle swimmers positive reinforcement in a fun and innovative way!

Bear Paddle Oakley Station – Cincinnati is located at Madison Rd. and Vandercar Way. We are serving the community of Cincinnati, Covington, White Oak, Finneytown, North College Hill, Northbrook, Reading, Blue Ash, Springdale, Newport, Montgomery, Forest Park, Fort Thomas, Sharonville, Edgewood, and surrounding!

3099 Disney St.
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Monday & Friday
3:00PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday - Thursday
9:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday - Sunday
9:00AM - 7:00PM

(513) 285-8855 Ext. 2

(513) 832-0805


Bear Paddle Swim School is a month-to-month year round swim school offering 30-minute swim lessons seven days a week. We make swimming a convenient and consistent part of your student’s routine. It’s easy to enroll! Pick a day and time that works best for your family and that is your reserved time until your student moves up a level, your schedule changes, or you need to take a break. Enroll today and start tomorrow!

What’s New

New Skill Patch Rewards Towel

Track your student’s swimming progress and iron your patches onto your Skill Patch Rewards Towel. Check them out at Paddle’s Gear Shop for $6.95 + tax.



Get a second swim day free! Valid for a free second swim day for Active Family and New Bear Paddle Family. Not valid with Refer-A-Friend receive two $10 gift cards promotion. Valid for two months only. Offer Expires Sunday, December 31. Must use lessons before Sunday, December 31. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.

New Bear Paddle App!

The Bear Paddle App is a great resource to view family, student, and class information. Through the App you will be able to update contact and payment information, view your Student's progress as well as transfer or enroll in classes!

Parent Survey

Please tell us about your Bear Paddle experience! Complete survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Cincinnati Swim School Manager

Justin L.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
My favorite swimming experience was when I got to swim in the Ocean for the first time.

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
My greatest teaching moment is anytime I get a student to gain confidence in and around water.

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
Michael Phelps

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
I chose a career in aquatics over others to my passion of swimming on to others.

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
I like working at Bear Paddle because I have a chance to interact with youth and help shape their future by being a positive role model.

What’s your favorite swim stroke?

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
My favorite moment is being able to lead and inspire future swimmers.