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Swim School in Orland Park, IL

Building confident swimmers one story at a time

Let your kids know all about swimming at Bear Paddle’s Orland Park location.

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

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

Personalized Swim Lessons

Our swimming school in Orland Park offers personalized lessons for toddlers and kids. We welcome young swimmers of all skill levels and needs to our school.

Get your little one into any of the following swim programs:

  • Weekly Swim Lessons – Your child will learn swimming essentials for 30 minutes every week.
  • Private Swim Lessons – Our experienced swim coaches will work with your kid to improve their swimming skills.
  • Semi-private Swim Lessons – Let your kid learn how to swim with a buddy.
  • Group Swim Lessons – Enroll your kid in swimming lessons with a group.
  • Other Swim Programs – We also offer swim lessons for special needs and Family Swim sessions on weekends.

Safe, Kid-Friendly Facility

Family safety comes first at Bear Paddle. We enforce strict health and safety protocols to help keep students safe during their swimming lessons. Here’s what we’re doing to ensure a safe, healthy learning environment in these trying times:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all areas in our facility
  • Maintaining proper chlorine levels in our pools
  • Implementing social distancing and one parent or caregiver per child protocols
  • Performing health checks on our team members and enrolled families
  • Providing hand sanitizers for our team members and enrolled families
  • Encouraging the use of face masks on-site
  • Encouraging students and families to dry off before and after swimming

Story-based Learning

Our Orland Park swim school offers a unique learning experience for your child. We help your little ones become safe and confident swimmers through story-based swimming lessons and exercises. We divide our swimming lessons for toddlers and kids into stations. Each skill level has a dedicated station with the necessary tools for classes.

By taking our classes, your kid can stay engaged and know about basic swimming skills with ease. We’ll let your little swimmer learn at their pace so they can get the essentials right. And when our student masters specific techniques, we’ll give them our Skill Patch Rewards.

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 Orland Park
16124 S. La Grange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60467


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

Orland Park families love us!

I have had my three children at Bear Paddle Orland Park since summer 2016, they came in with no swim experience ages 4,4 and 5. They started learning to swim by taking two summer camps, I would highly recommend this because they got to jump start quickly and after 4 weeks (2 camps) were able to swim. The instructors are all amazing, and no matter what time of day you make your lesson, they are energetic and helpful, and very patient. My kids loved going to lessons, and we feel much more at ease knowing they can swim. For this age, 30 min is plenty of time. It is also great that they use salt water, they get no rashes or eye irritations when they finish swimming. I would highly recommend Bear Paddle.
Dana Sulkson
My daughter had a genuinely amazing time taking lessons at Bear Paddle this summer. Over the course of a couple months, she went from being quite reluctant about swimming to being a Level 5. The concentrated intervals of different strokes truly made all the difference. I had not experienced swim instruction of this style before, and we loved it so much. She had instructors on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays...all of them were highly enthusiastic, encouraging and patient. Thank you again for a wonderful experience!
Rebecca Reitz
The facility is nice and clean. The staff is great. The lessons are a bit expensive compared to park district programs (though I think they're on par with other swim schools), but the program is well worth the money.
Kristina Chamis

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:
We guarantee your family’s safety during every lesson. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that it’s safe to swim since the virus cannot be properly transmitted through chlorinated pool water. For your peace of mind, we ensure that our facilities comply with the CDC’s prescribed health standards.
Our reliable maintenance and cleaning team disinfects the door handles, floors, tables, benches, fixtures, sinks, diaper changing stations, and toilets of our various locations regularly. Moreover, our janitors sanitize every changing station and shower stall after each use. We also provide our students with a complimentary hand sanitizer. Lastly, our ultraviolet filtration system and chlorinated salt water can help prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
We use a scheduling system so that no more than 50 people are inside our swimming school at any given time.
Our dedicated maintenance team tests our pool water chemistry before, during, and after every 30-minute session. Since we use chlorinated water and ultraviolet light, it eliminates up to 99.99% of illness-causing germs and viruses. Our facilities also use a Diatomaceous Earth (DE) media-powered Defender Filtration system to eradicate harmful particles.

We recommend wearing a mask while you’re inside our school. We won’t allow families without masks to enter our facilities. We also advise against attending classes if you, your kid, or another family member is sick. Please let us know if you’re not dropping by our school so we can reschedule your child’s swimming lesson.

We also encourage you to report if you have close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Your report will help us find possible cases of the virus in our school. Lastly, please follow our social distancing and one caregiver or parent protocols during your visit.

Are you interested in enrolling in our swim school in Orland Park, Illinois? Get started when you visit our website today. You can also call us or pay a visit to our school. Sign up now and experience the Bear Paddle difference!