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Swim School in Louisville, KY

Building confident swimmers one story at a time

Let your kids learn swimming essentials in a safe and fun environment when you enroll them at Bear Paddle’s Louisville location.

Welcome to Bear Paddle, your local swim school in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

Personalized Swim Lessons

Our swimming school offers weekly, 30-minute classes for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Have your child master safe swimming through any of these swim programs:

  • Private Lessons – Let your little ones work on their skills with help from our experienced swim coaches.
  • Semi-private Lessons – Sign your child up for these classes and see them learn with a buddy.
  • Group Lessons – Get your little swimmer to learn swimming essentials in a group.
  • Special Needs Classes – Let your student swim in a learning environment perfect for their unique needs.
  • Family Swim – Free up your weekends and bond with your family over swimming with our family swim sessions.

Safe, Kid-Friendly Facility

Bear Paddle is committed to providing a safe and clean learning environment for you and your child. Our swim school in Louisville keeps enrolled families safe through the following protocols:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting every area within our facility
  • Maintaining our pool water’s chlorine level and water chemistry at the proper levels
  • Following a staggered schedule to limit the number of visitors
  • Enforcing social distancing and one parent or caregiver per child protocols
  • Encouraging the use of masks on-site
  • Encouraging parents to enforce our no running rule
  • Implementing a no food or glass ban
  • Encouraging students to rinse and shower before and after their swimming lessons

Story-based Learning

Our swimming school helps your child become a confident swimmer by letting them learn water safety and swimming essentials. We’ve designed our swim programs for kids of every age and skill level.

When you enroll your little one at Bear Paddle, they’ll master swimming through story-based lessons. Our lesson plans are tailored for a kid’s perspective to keep your child interested in learning more. Your little one will pick up new skills as they progress through our swim classes. And what’s more, your student can learn these techniques at their pace. We also give out skill patches every time your kid moves up a level.

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 Louisville
2915 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.
Louisville, KY 40220


Sun: 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon: 3:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Tues: 8:45 AM – 12:45 PM, 3:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed: 3:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu:3:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri: Closed
Sat: 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM

Louisville families love us!

We have sent our older kids to several places for swim lessons in the but this one has been the best experience. Very small classes and the instructors are very engaging and really work with your kid. My son loves the salt water pool.
Andy Burch
My 3 yr old daughter loves her swim classes! They take it easy with her and are careful not to push her out of her comfort zone while also making sure she's learning new skills. I particularly like the "humpty dumpty" skill at the end of every class where they practice what to do if you fall in the pool. The instructor to child ratio is incredible and the teachers really do a good job!!
Karla Hill
The staff does a great job with the Teddy group. Class size is small so instructor can spend one on one time with each child. My grandson is really becoming more comfortable with each lesson.
Christine Futch

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:

Family safety comes first during every session here at Bear Paddle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also released guidance, stating that it’s safe for people to swim since the virus cannot spread properly in pool water. We also implement physical distancing and other necessary precautions following the US CDC’s health standards.

Our maintenance crews regularly sanitize each location, including door handles, floors, tables, benches, sinks, toilets, fixtures, and diaper changing stations. Our cleaning team also disinfects the shower stalls and changing stations after each use. We also provide complimentary hand sanitizers for Bear Paddle students. More importantly, our ultraviolet filtration system, together with the chlorinated water, offers maximum protection for customers and employees.
We implement a new scheduling system to ensure that no more than 50 people are inside the Bear Paddle location at any given time.

Here at Bear Paddle, we test the pool’s water chemistry before, during, and after every 30-minute class to comply with CDC’s health guidelines. We also use ultraviolet light on our chlorinated water to eliminate 99.99% of disease-causing germs, bacteria, and viruses. Most pools in our locations use Defender Filtration systems powered with Diatomaceous Earth (DE) media. This way, we can remove microscopic particles up to one micron. To help you understand this better, red blood cells measure 5 microns; hence, our sanitation technique offers a safe swimming experience for everyone.

First, we encourage you to wear a mask when you visit our swim schoolFirst, we encourage you to wear a mask while visiting our school. We won’t allow families without masks inside our facility. Also, we advise skipping classes if you or another family member are sick. Please contact us right away to reschedule your child’s swim lessons.

More importantly, we advise reporting any close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Your report will help us identify confirmed cases among our enrollees. We also encourage you to follow our social distancing and one parent or caregiver per child protocols during your visit.

Have you already decided to enroll in our swim school? Register now by visiting our website,, calling our telephone numbers, or going to a nearby location. Schedule a class and let your kids experience the Bear Paddle difference!