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Swim School in Woodridge, IL

Building confident swimmers one story at a time

Bear Paddle Swim School in Woodridge, Illinois teaches your child the fundamentals of swimming in a fun and safe learning environment.

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

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

Personalized Swim Lessons

Our swimming school in Illinois offers story-based lessons that cater to children of all ages. Our experienced swimming instructors can help your child learn this life-saving skill. We have various programs you can choose from, including:

  • Group swim lessons – Let your child learn alongside classmates of the same age and skill level as them.
  • Semi-private classes – Having a buddy in class makes learning how to swim a lot more fun. Being in a pair lets them recognize mistakes made by their partner.
  • Private lessons – Some children learn better with undivided attention. Our swimming coaches also provide more personalized feedback.
  • Family Swim – This is free every weekend! You’ll join your child in the pool for family fun. This option is available for families who are actively swimming in weekly lessons.

Story-based Learning

What makes swimming classes in Bear Paddle fun and effective is our story-based lessons. We base our curriculum from a child’s perspective to keep them focused and interested all the time. This approach allows your child to learn the basics at a quick yet comfortable pace.

Moreover, we believe that the pool is a great place to meet new friends. That’s why we place your child in a class with students of the same age and skill level as them. Your child learns specific skills as they advance from one level to another. They also receive Skill Patch Rewards to celebrate their small victories. These patches help our team measure your kid’s weekly progress.

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 Woodridge
7350 Woodward Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517


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

Woodridge families love us!

If I could I would give them 10 stars. Best place around to teach your child how to swim. My son has made amazing progress within just 2.5 years, from being so afraid of water and not knowing how to swim at all to developing a passion for swimming, completing all levels and now he swims for a team somewhere else. But it all started at Bear Puddle of Woodridge and I can’t thank them enough for such amazing program they offer. We truly had a great experience here. Worth all the money! Trust them, they know what they are doing!!!
Agnes Mal
Great place, freshly painted looks amazing. I did some sign work for them the staff was very friendly and the kids look like they were having so much fun!
Luis Negron
We have been very impressed with Bear Paddle Swim School- Woodridge. The facility is clean and bright. The staff (especially Laura) is very accommodating and the coaches (especially Fiona) are excellent! I have been very impressed with the progress my daughter has made with her swimming and I love the feedback we get each week from her coach. She loves coming each week and I know that's a testament to how much fun the coaches make each lesson. I look forward watching her skills develop even more as she continues her lessons.
Meredith Mitchell

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 have a dedicated maintenance and cleaning team that regularly disinfects our tables, door handles, benches, fixtures, sinks, floors, diaper changing stations, and toilets. Moreover, our custodians also clean every shower stall and changing station after every use. These measures can go a long way in preventing the spread of viruses.

We also give complimentary hand sanitizers to keep our students protected from germs. Lastly, Bear Paddle uses an ultraviolet filtration system and chlorinated salt water to prevent the spread of germs, viruses, and bacteria.

Our scheduling system ensures that no more than 50 people are inside our swim school at any given time.
To ensure compliance with CDC’s health guidelines, we test the pool’s water chemistry before, during, and after every class. Using ultraviolet light eliminates 99.99% of disease-causing bacteria, germs, and viruses. Since our facilities utilize a Diatomaceous Earth (DE) media-powered Defender Filtration system, you can rest assured that our pools are devoid of harmful microscopic harmful particles.
We offer personalized swim classes for kids of all ages and skill levels. When you choose us, you can expect affordable yet high-quality lessons. We also encourage parents and children to strengthen their bond by swimming together, which is why we offer family and group lessons.
We’re excited to have you on board! If you want to enroll your child in our swim school in Woodridge, Illinois, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can also sign up for our lessons on our website. Learn how to swim with Bear Paddle today.

Our 30-minute swimming lessons are held once every week. Fees are charged per lesson per month on the first day of each month. You will not have to pay anything until the start date is confirmed. Upon registration, you will be charged a $35 enrollment fee per student. We accept payment via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, or check. Prices may vary per location, so please reach out to our customer service for accurate pricing before enrolling.

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