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Are you looking for fun new ways to bring guests into your fundraisers and events? Are you trying to ramp up the excitement level for children and adults alike? Bear Paddle Swim School has everything you need to throw a great fundraiser or social event for your organization.


Here at Bear Paddle Swim School, we have put together gift baskets that can be used for auctions or donation giveaways. Each basket will include a variety of fun water-themed goodies and can be used to encourage donations to your organization.

We are able to sponsor events by providing gift baskets and other support whenever we can. Just give us a call and we can discuss the details of sponsorship for your next gathering.

Water Safety Presentations

We are also happy to send Paddle, the Water Safety Bear, to your next event for a quick presentation of how to stay safe around water. Proper water safety is an important part of any child’s well-being and will serve your kids for life.

These presentations are geared toward group swimming safety events where kids are most likely to put their newly learned skills to the test. However, this information can also be useful for parents and group organizers.

Children who learn water safety early on will always have a respect for the dangers of open water. They will learn how to handle themselves around water, but also what to do if there is an emergency in the water. These presentations are designed to be quick and fun for children to understand. Our mascot helps make the information relatable to kids.

Who We Work With

We are always coming up with new ideas for kids group events, but in the past we have worked with schools, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, local clubs, daycares, sports teams and more. We invite social clubs and groups of all kinds to contact us about sponsorship opportunities so we can create a special gift basket or presentation just for you.

To learn more about water safety presentations and donations from Bear Paddle Swim School, please fill out the form below. We will contact you to discuss the needs of your group and the goals for your event. Paddle the Water Safety Bear is always happy to come out and say hi to the kids and share his knowledge.

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"Our son enjoys his swim classes and the facility and staff are great. The instructors are very attentive and provide a safe atmosphere where children can learn and also enjoy themselves. We’re looking forward to his continued development as a swimmer and student."

- Luis L.
Aurora, Illinois

"Bear Paddle offers personalized lessons for your little ones! The instructors are always right there in the pool, within arms reach of students. My kids have shown a lot of improvement after just three lessons."

- Rebecca P.
Woodridge, Illinois

"My son loves coming to swim lessons every week. The small class sizes and individualized attention is great for him and his learning style. I am so happy with the progress he's made so far. I am so happy with my decision to enroll him at Bear Paddle Orland Park!"

- Katie F.
Orland Park, Illinois

"Bear Paddle provided such a great swim experience for my daughter. She went into swim camp apprehensive and left after 4 weeks feeling confident in the water. We will definitely be scheduling swim classes now that camps are over. We love Bear Paddle!"

- Kelly K.
Mason, Ohio

"I highly recommend this swim school! I enrolled my son last summer and I'm impressed how far he's come learning proper techniques and all! The instructors are great. They seem to care about each swimmer's progress. My son loves the patches they give out after achieving a skill/technique. They also make it fun and engaging for the kids. The staff in general are very helpful and welcoming."

- Jennifer O.
Bloomingdale, Illinois

"I love the Bear Paddle School. My son started off scared and in the matter of 5 weeks, he is very comfortable in the water! He is on his way to swimming like a fish! They cater to children and make learning to swim fun! I highly recommend this school for all children! Thank you Bear Paddle Oakley Station!"

- Candace W.
Cincinnati, Ohio