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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!

4012 Seligman Dr.
Florence, KY 41042

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

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

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

(513) 285-8855 Ext. 3



What’s New

Now Open In Florence!

Bear Paddle – Florence is open for swim lessons! We are located off of the intersection of Burlington Pike and Houston Rd.


Under The Sea Week

Join us for Under The Sea Week Monday, September 18 - Sunday, September 24. We will focus on all things underwater and celebrate the creatures that live under the sea.

Add A Second Swim Day For $12.50 Per Lesson!

Summer may be over but Bear Paddle swims year round! Add a second swim day for $12.50 per lesson! Promotional price expires Sunday, December 31. Click here to view our fall schedule.

Weekly Class Times Added!

If you are looking to change your student’s weekly swim class times for the summer months, please visit our swim schedule online to reserve a time! If you need to change your swim lesson day or time this summer just let us know. If there is availability in a class you would like, we can hold a spot two weeks in advance.

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!

Online Swim Assessment Now Available!

Bear Paddle's curriculum is designed by age and ability. Swim Assessments help ensure students are placed into the best swim level for their ability. If you are unsure of which level to register your child, please take our online Swim Assessment today!

Patch Rewards Corner

The Patch Rewards Corner on the Pool Deck is a special area where your student can take a photo and show off their patch achievements!