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About Bear Paddle:
Bear Paddle Swim School specializes in swim lessons year round at a kid-friendly facility for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Offering easy online registration, engaging swimming lessons for children, and a dedicated team, making the experience at Bear Paddle truly one-of-a-kind. The warm saltwater pool and sophisticated sanitation system provide each child with a comfortable and clean atmosphere for swimming. Bear Paddle’s iron-on skill patch rewards teach our swimmers positive reinforcement in a fun and innovative way!

Bear Paddle – Lake In The Hills is located off of the intersection of Randall Rd. and W. Algonquin Rd. We are serving the community of Lake In The Hills, Algonquin, Barrington, South Elgin, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Streamwood, Huntley, Woodstock, Bartlett, Cary, Wauconda, Carpentersville, Lake Zurich, Palatine and surrounding!

307 N. Randall Rd.
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156

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

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

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

(630) 692-7946 Ext. 5



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!

What’s New

Winter Swim Camp

Bear Paddle’s Winter Swim Camp will run for four days and the cost is $90. The first 25 students to register will receive a free Bear Paddle winter hat! Register and view our swim schedule, call us at (630) 692–7946, or visit us today!

Winter Swim Camp Dates
Tuesday, December 26 - Friday, December 29

Give The Gift Of Swimming

Bear Paddle gift cards are the perfect gift for the holidays! For every $25 gift card you purchase, you will receive a Teddy Bear – the perfect stocking stuffer! Purchase gift cards at the Front Desk or online today! Offer expires Friday, December 22.

New Skill Patch Rewards Towel

Track your student’s swimming progress and iron your patches onto your Skill Patch Rewards Towel. Check them out at Paddle’s Gear Shop for $6.95 + tax.



Get a second swim day free! Valid for a free second swim day for Active Family and New Bear Paddle Family. Not valid with Refer-A-Friend receive two $10 gift cards promotion. Valid for two months only. Offer Expires Sunday, December 31. Must use lessons before Sunday, December 31. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.

Paddle’s Toy Drive

Bear Paddle and Toys For Tots are teaming up to bring joy to children this holiday season. Families can help us by bringing in new unwrapped toys now - Wednesday, December 6.

Thanksgiving Closing

Bear Paddle will be closed Thursday, November 24 – Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. Students who swim on these days will not be charged for lessons.

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.

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!

Parent Survey

Please tell us about your Bear Paddle experience! Complete survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Lake In The Hills Swim School Manager

Allison H.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
Winning my first swim meet in high school!

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
I had a student in my class for over a month in a level 1 and she was so nervous to put her face in the water. After weeks and weeks of trying, we finally got her face in and she is now in a level 4!

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
Rosa Parks

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
Swimming is a life-saving skill and I love being a part of teaching it.

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
The atmosphere at Bear Paddle is always welcoming, no matter where you work. Everyone is here to help and enjoys working here. Absolutely my favorite place to work!

What’s your favorite swim stroke?

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Bear Paddle so far as an SSM? * Opening day at Lake in the Hills!