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Swim School in Orland Park, IL

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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.

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 – 4:00 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.