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Swim School in Bloomingdale, IL

Building confident swimmers one story at a time

Let your child learn the basics of swimming in a safe and clean environment. Make the most out of your time at our swimming school in Bloomingdale, Illinois, with our experienced swimming instructors.

Welcome to Bear Paddle, your local swim school in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Bear Paddle Swim School is a month-to-month year-round swim school offering 30-minute swim lessons for kids in Bloomingdale, Illinois. 

Personalized Swim Lessons

Our swim school in Illinois offers 30-minute lessons for children of all ages. Let your child learn this life-saving skill during our weekly swimming classes. We also have a wide range of swimming programs divided into different categories:

  • Group Swim Lessons – Encourage learning how to swim alongside kids of the same age and skill level.
  • Semi-private Classes – We follow a buddy system to spark a little healthy competition between our students.
  • Private Lessons – Our one-on-one sessions are a great way to get personalized and comprehensive feedback from our swimming coaches.
  • Family Swim – This is free every weekend! You’ll join your child in the pool for family fun. This option is available for families who are actively swimming in weekly lessons.

Story-based Learning

Experience the Bear Paddle difference with our story-based swim lessons. We follow this curriculum to keep our students engaged and interested during class. See your child become a skilled and confident swimmer in no time.

Before students start their lessons at Bear Paddle, our swim coaches will assess their skill levels and put them in a class with other enrollees of the same age and skill set. This system encourages students not to feel shy or intimidated by more advanced swimmers.

Moreover, we give our students a Skill Patch Reward for every skill they have learned. There are 26 patches to earn which makes learning at Bear Paddle a lot more exciting. As soon as they get all patches, they are ready to graduate from our program. 

Enroll today and start tomorrow!

We offer swim lessons for kids of all ages seven days a week. We make swimming a convenient and consistent part of your student’s routine.

It’s super 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 or your schedule changes.

Address & Phone

Bear Paddle Bloomingdale
225 S. Gary Ave.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108


Sun: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bloomingdale families love us!

Eva is the best. She is pure sunshine, you can tell she genuinely loves working with children. My son is on the shy side but not when he is with Eva, he has so much fun with her. Danny has come so far under her direction. I can’t say enough good things about Eva, she is awesome!
A Dillon
The staff are very friendly and they make sure that they give you a report about how your child is progressing and what they need to work on
Kimya Alday
Clean facilities and my daughter has become an excellent swimmer! She loves her teacher and the staff is very friendly. They are also very accommodating if you contact them ahead of time to reschedule a class that you can't make. Highly recommend them!
Vanessa Vargas

Start your Bear Paddle story today with a free swim lesson and skills assessment.

Swimming Lesson FAQs

If you have concerns regarding our lessons, schedules, or health protocols, here are some FAQs we compiled for your assurance:

Your child can start swimming lessons as early as six months old. Toddlers and older kids can still join our basic and advanced swim programs. Kids of all ages are welcome at our Illinois swim school.

Please visit the Bear Paddle website or call or drop by our Bloomingdale location to sign up for classes. If you’re registering online, you can go to our Parent Portal page and create an account. The Parent Portal lets you view class schedules, add students, and update your family information.

You can pay in cash, credit card, or check. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express cards for credit card payments. You can start paying for the classes after picking a date for your first swimming lesson.

Your child should have a swimsuit and towel for their lessons. They can bring their own goggles with them as well. Additionally, students younger than three years old should wear disposable and reusable swim diapers during class.

Let your kids learn how to swim during the time that’s most convenient for your family. Bear Paddle only allows changes in your child’s schedule in the first month of every quarter (January, March, June, and September). Should your child miss a lesson during this transition, we will gladly offer a Make-Up lesson. However, a fee will be charged if the transfer results in an extra lesson. These make-up classes are also on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you should reserve your slot if possible.

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