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Swim School in Cincinnati, OH

Building confident swimmers one story at a time

Bear Paddle helps your little ones become safe and confident swimmers through personalized swim lessons in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Welcome to Bear Paddle, your local swim school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

Personalized Swim Lessons

Our swimming school in Cincinnati offers personalized lessons for kids of all ages and needs. We have weekly swimming lessons designed for your children’s skill level. These classes last for 30 minutes so your little ones have more free time. Our programs include:

  • Group swim lessons – your little ones will master swimming essentials with other eager learners
  • Semi-private classes – have your kids learn with a swim buddy to keep it fun and challenging
  • Private lessons – our experienced coaches will closely work with your kid and ensure progress.
  • Semi-private classes – have your kids learn with a swim buddy to keep it fun and challenging
  • Family Swim – Free with your monthly swim membership! Available every Saturday and Sunday.


What Makes Us Unique

You’ll also love how our swimming school in Cincinnati conducts lessons. When your children join our weekly swim classes, they’ll learn swimming essentials through story-based lessons. Our story-based curriculum will help your little swimmers stay engaged and learn during classes. It can help your kids take on more challenging depths and pick up new skills, as well. Our Progress Promise ensures your kids can reach their personal swim goals. We track and measure your kid’s progress weekly and give them Progress Patches along the way. 


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 Oakley Station
3099 Disney St.
Cincinnati, OH 45209


Sun: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri: Closed
Sat: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Cincinnati families love us!

We love Bear Paddle for both of our kids and would recommend it to anyone! The teachers are very helpful and provide excellent feedback all while making it fun for the students. Being able to schedule make up lessons or change schedules has been easy as the front desk staff is extremely helpful.
Andrew Nichols
Amazing instructors! Great place, could use some more benches inside the individual changing rooms but otherwise it's great.
Mark Hageman
Bear Paddle has been wonderful for my two children. Not only to make them safer in the water, but also confident swimmers. The coaches were very patient with my apprehensive 2 year old and adapted their teaching to his personality and learning style. Now he can't wait for lessons and has become a little fish. My 4 yo is now a strong swimmer with aspirations for swim team this summer or next. We could not recommend them more. Coaches Lauren, Duncan, Kylie, Makaria, Carly, Danny and Emelia have been wonderful.
Jen Dowiatt

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:

Our maintenance and cleaning team regularly disinfects each location, including but not limited to door handles, tables, floors, benches, sinks, fixtures, toilets, and diaper changing stations. Besides, our caretakers clean the shower stalls and changing stations after each use. We also provide hand sanitizer for all of our students. Moreover, the chlorinated water and ultraviolet filtration system offer complete protection for our customers and employees.

If you have already decided to enroll in our swim school, you can register by visiting bearpaddle.com, calling our customer service hotline, or going to one of our locations.

Signing your kids up for lessons online requires a Parent Portal account. You can view class schedules, add students, and change family information through our Parent Portal. And if you’re registering in person, we advise wearing a mask and following our health protocols.

Your students should bring a swimsuit and towel to every lesson. Your kids can bring their goggles with them, as well. Toddlers will need to wear disposable and reusable swim diapers during classes.

Upon registration, families will be charged a $35 enrollment fee per student. We will then charge families per swim lesson per month on the first day of each month. The monthly fee includes one 3-minute swim lesson per week. For payments, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, or check. Prices vary by location, so we encourage parents to contact the Bear Paddle location near them to get the accurate pricing.

In addition to our swimming lessons for kids of all ages, we also offer adult swim lessons, CPR training, and swim lessons for persons with disabilities and special needs, all of which are taught by experienced and highly trained swim coaches. These lessons are available in group, semi-private, and private, giving students the flexibility to choose a program that suits their needs and goals.

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