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At Bear Paddle we believe in the importance of practicing skills in a fun and familiar atmosphere. Family Swim gives our Students the chance to practice skills in a casual environment with family, friends and occasionally their favorite Bear Paddle Team Members.

FAMILY SWIM

Family Swim is now available to all registered families and will be $5 per swimmer.

To register for Family Swim, log into the Parent Portal and click Event Registration, then click Event Calendar, now select the location and date for which you would like to register. You will then be navigated to the registration page where you can fill out your information and pay for Family Swim.

Need more help registering for Family Swim? Watch this quick Video Tutorial that will walk you through registering in the Parent Portal.

*Wednesday Family Swim for select locations only. Check Parent Portal for availability.



Family Swim Hours By Location

Aurora, Illinois

Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Woodridge, Illinois

Sunday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Orland Park, Illinois

Sunday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Mason, Ohio

Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Bloomingdale, Illinois

Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cincinnati, Ohio

Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Louisville, Kentucky

Sunday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Lake In The Hills, Illinois

Sunday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Florence, Illinois

Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Marlton, New Jersey

Wednesday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Family Swim FAQS

When will Family Swim be offered?

Family Swim is offered every Wednesday from 11:00am – 1:00pm and every Sunday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Is the fee of $5 per swimmer a one-time fee or every time?

The fee is charged during registration every time the Student or Family swims at Family Swim.

Will Lifeguards be present during Family Swim?

Yes, all Family Swim shifts will have Lifeguards present.

Will all participants need to complete a Swim Assessment?

Yes, all Family Swim participants will need to be assessed to ensure they do not need a life jacket.

Will Bear Paddle provide life jackets?

Bear Paddle will supply a few life jackets per size as a backup, but the family will be required to bring their own if unavailable.

Are Puddle Jumpers allowed if Students want to use them?

Yes, we will accept Puddle Jumpers as safety devices.

Can In-active families swim?

No, at this time In-active families cannot participate. We hope to open Family Swim in the future to In-active families.

Is it required for parents to know how to swim when accompanying their child in the water?

No, parents are able to stand in the pool. If a parent is not confident getting in the pool with their child, a different guardian will need to accompany the child.

Are there any restrictions on what parents can and cannot wear in the water?

Parents will be required to wear a swimsuit.

Does a child under the age of 3 need to be accompanied by a parent if they are only playing in the kid wash?

Yes, parents will need to accompany their child at all times.

Does a child still need a swim assessment if they currently swim at Bear Paddle and their swim level is up to date?

No, as long as they are active and the level is accurate.




"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