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The Best Swimming Lessons Near Florence, Kentucky

Bear Paddle Swim School is a month-to-month year round swim school offering 30-minute Swim lessons seven days a week for kids in Florence, Kentucky. 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!

Weekly Swim Lessons

Swim 1x Per Week

Price per lesson is $20.00

All swim lessons are 30 minutes in length


Swim 3x Per Week

Price Per Camp is $60.00

All swim lessons are 30 minutes in length

Family Swim

Open to all, let your children practice their swim skills in a casual, fun environment. Included for free for all weekly swimmers.

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!

4012 Seligman Dr.
Florence, KY 41042

(513) 285-8855 Ext. 3



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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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Lisa H.

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!

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