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About Bear Paddle:
At Bear Paddle Swim School, we specialize in swim lessons for children of all ages and abilities at our year round kid-friendly facility. Bear Paddle offers easy online registration, engaging swim lessons, and a dedicated staff, ensuring your Bear Paddle experience is truly one-of-a-kind. Bear Paddle’s warm saltwater pool and sophisticated pool sanitation system provides a comfortable and clean swimming environment. The iron-on skill patch reward system teaches children positive reinforcement in an exciting and innovative way!

Bear Paddle – Florence is located off of the intersection of Burlington Pike and Houston Rd. We are serving the community of Florence, Erlanger, Edgewood, Independence, Covington, Newport, Fort Thomas, Oakbrook, Hebron, Bullittsville, Idlewild, Taylorsport, Francisville, Villa Hills, Fort Mitchell, Crestview Hills, Union, Beaverlick, Walton, Atwood, Nicholson, Rabbit Hash, Hamilton, Ryland, Southgate, Cold Spring, Crestview, Alexandria, Silver Grove and surrounding!

Address:
4012 Seligman Dr.
Florence, KY 41042

Hours:
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday
CLOSED

Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phone:
(513) 285-8855 Ext. 3

E-Mail:
florence@bearpaddle.com

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!

UPCOMING SWIMMING

Winter Quarter

EARLY REGISTRATION: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 8:00 AM CST/9:00 AM EST*
ALL REGISTRATION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - 8:00 AM CST/9:00 AM EST

Price per lesson is $20 – $22.50, depending on location. A One-time $25 New Family Fee. 10% Off Each Additional Student.
Want to Pay Monthly for Swim Lessons? Learn More

December 26 - March 11

NO LESSONS DECEMBER 29 - JANUARY 1

SESSION

10 SWIM LESSONS

10 WEEKS

SWIM 1X PER WEEK

Session: January 2 - March 11

CLINIC

8 SWIM LESSONS

4 WEEKS

SWIM 2X PER WEEK

Clinic 1: January 7 - January 30

Clinic 2: February 4 - February 27

*Early Registration: Only current families are eligible for Early Registration.

WHAT'S NEW

Want to Pay Monthly for Swim Lessons? Learn More

Every Month Payment, 4 Payments of 25%.

Every Other Month Payment Families, 2 Payments of 50%.

+All processing fees will be waived for families with three or more students or families swimming in Private, Semi-Private or Special Needs lessons.

Donate To Hope Floats

Save a life today! Make a donation to Hope Floats Foundation and help save the life of a local child in need. Hope Floats provides scholarships for swim lessons for children in our community. Give the life-saving gift of swim lessons!

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Join Us For Family Swim

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

Parent CPR Training

Bear Paddle offers American Red Cross CPR and AED training for infant, child, and adult. Set you and your loved ones up to be as prepared as possible for unexpected emergencies. CPR training will ensure you have practice identifying and responding to choking and breathing emergencies.

Paw Of Fame for Level 7 Graduates

Level 7 Graduates will now receive final Skill Patches, a Bear Paddle Graduation Medal, and Certificate of Completion. The Student’s name will also be added to a bear paw and displayed at the Paw of Fame on the pool deck!

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!

FLORENCE SWIM SCHOOL MANAGER

Ann R.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
I have a few favorite memories. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve spending time with my mom and brother in the pool all summer. Right now however, the two that stand out the most are taking a group to swim at the Ohio State Special Olympics meet and seeing how much they improved. It was very exciting to see them stand on the podium after their race and get their ribbon or medal. The joy it brought to their lives to be apart of that meet. The other is watching my 4-year-old swim an entire length of the pool! She shares my love of the water!

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
I think my greatest moment was watching a group of individuals I had been coaching for the Ohio State Special Olympics win ribbons and medals at the meet. To see their excitement and energy was so rewarding. Their hard work paid off!

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
Summer Sanders

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
Swimming is a life skill. If I can help to prevent a tragedy for another parent I’m all in. Plus, anyone can learn to swim. Doesn’t matter what age, ability, or background… you can learn to swim!

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
The people. From upper managers to teachers to our swimmers. I love getting to meet new people and have fun at work!

What’s your favorite swim stroke?
Backstroke

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Opening the Florence location with amazing team members!

"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