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Swim School in Mason, OH

Building confident swimmers one story at a time

Bear Paddle teaches your children the fundamentals of swimming through our story-based curriculum. We also have top-of-the-line facilities at our swimming school in Mason, Ohio, to make your swimming experience worthwhile.

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

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

Personalized Swim Lessons

Bear Paddle is your go-to swimming school in Ohio. We offer different programs that cater to kids of all ages and skill levels. Help your kids become confident swimmers with the help of our experienced swimming instructors. We have divided our programs into the following categories:

  • Group swim lessons – We place your kids in groups of three to six students. These classmates are around the same age and have the same skill level as them.
  • Semi-private classes – We believe that a buddy system works effectively during swimming lessons. This class setup is a great way to enhance your child’s social skills and develop a healthy competition with their buddy.
  • Private lessons – Make the most out of their time with us through one-on-one sessions with our swimming coaches. They get undivided attention and comprehensive feedback during classes.
  • Family swim – Looking to spend some time with your loved ones in the water? Family Swim is the perfect opportunity for your child to show you the different skills they have learned in our swimming classes.

Safe, Kid-Friendly Facility

Bear Paddle ensures a clean and safe environment for your kids during their lessons. We see that our pools and facilities are disinfected regularly, especially during the ongoing global health pandemic.

Here are some protocols that we implement within our swimming school.

  • Everyone is required to have their body temperature checked before entering. Those who show signs of sickness are prohibited from entering the premises.
  • Parents, students, and staff are strictly advised to wear their face masks at all times.
  • We also ask that only one parent accompanies their child during classes.
  • We have a team dedicated to cleaning and sanitizing our swim camp, including toilets, door handles, shower areas, and changing stations after every use.

Story-based Learning

Bear Paddle promotes fun and engaging learning through our story-based swimming lessons. We want them to be focused, interested, and excited to go to every class. Before they start classes, our swimming instructors will first assess their skill levels. We will then put them in their respective courses and other students with their same skill set.

Your child will learn and master new skills as they advance through each level, earning Skill Patch Rewards as they move forward. These patches not only celebrate their little victories but are also our way of tracking their weekly progress. As soon as they get all 26 patches, they can 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 Mason
9376 Mason Montgomery Rd.
Mason, OH 45040


Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon: 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Thu: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri: 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mason families love us!

We enrolled our 6 year old and 2 year old in summer swim clinic programs. We were very impressed with the progress both children made in a two week period, and were able to bring the lessons and instruction methods to our own pool to continue working with them. The kids teacher Ms. Helen was amazing with the kids and truly enjoyed her role. The facility itself was always clean and the pool was in good health. I highly recommend this branch!
Joshua Arnold
Awesome Teachers are wonderful and the lessons are individualized. I think they only allow 4 kids per instructor but a lot of times there are less. My kids are happy and learning
Kate Taylor
Started my son at about 8 months old and he’s now almost a year. I can’t believe how fast he caught on. All the instructors are very engaging with the kids and very enthusiastic. My son really enjoys the time in the pool while learning. Would highly recommend! Special thank you to Duncan who assisted me to make sure my son was in the right class!!
Kimberly Bolin

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:

Taking lessons at Bear Paddle is safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that people can’t get the virus from properly chlorinated, maintained pool water. Our swim school in Mason is taking several steps to keep pools clean during this pandemic.

We make sure that every pool has the right amount of chlorine and test pool water chemistry throughout the day. Additionally, our Ultraviolet Light Disinfection and Defender Filtration systems help us maintain our pools clean. We also disinfect every part of our facility and have hand sanitizers for everyone.

First, we advise wearing a mask, especially if you have colds. Families without masks won’t be allowed to enter our facility. Also, we recommend not attending classes if you or another family member is sick. By staying home, you’re helping us keep the virus from spreading in our swim school.

More importantly, please let us know if you or your child has had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. It’ll help us identify potential cases among our students. Lastly, we encourage you to follow our social distancing and one caregiver or parent per child protocols.

If you’re signing your kids up for our classes online, please visit the Bear Paddle website. We have a Parent Portal where you can register for swimming lessons. A Parent Portal account lets you see available classes, add students, and update your information. You can also call or drop by our school to schedule a swim lesson for your child.
Even if your little ones are only six months old, they can already start their swimming lessons at Bear Paddle. We also welcome toddlers and big kids to our other classes. Our beginner swim lessons suit kids of all ages.
You can pay lesson fees through credit card, cash, or check. If you’re paying by credit card, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards. We’ll start charging fees once you’ve scheduled your first day of swimming lessons.
At the very least, your child must have a swimsuit and a towel. He or she can also bring goggles to class. If your little one is below three years old, he or she must wear a disposable and reusable swim diaper in class.
We offer make-up classes Saturdays and Sundays of every week. Spots are on a first-call, first-serve basis. Should you need to schedule a make-up class, please inform our staff Tuesday or Wednesday of the upcoming weekend. Make-up classes cannot be booked beyond the current week and are subject to availability. Moreover, refunds for missed lessons will not be issued.