About Bear Paddle:
At Bear Paddle, we specialize in year round swim lessons at a kid-friendly facility for children of all ages and abilities. We offer easy registration online, engaging swim lessons for children, and a dedicated team, making the Bear Paddle experience is truly one-of-a-kind. Our welcoming saltwater pool and sanitation system provide our swimmers with a comfortable and clean atmosphere. Our iron-on skill patch rewards teach Bear Paddle swimmers positive reinforcement in an exciting and innovative way!
Bear Paddle – Louisville is located off of the intersection of Hurstbourne Pkwy. and Taylorsville Rd. We are serving the community of Louisville, Jeffersonville, Newburg, Fern Creek, Clarksville, Lyndon, Valley Station, New Albany, Okolona, Shively, Highview, Saint Matthews, Jeffersontown, Lanesville, Georgetown, Floyds Knobs, Prospect, and surrounding!
Monday & Friday
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday - Thursday
9:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday - Sunday
9:00AM - 7:00PM
Bear Paddle Swim School is a month-to-month year round swim school offering 30-minute swim lessons seven days a week. We make swimming a convenient and consistent part of your student’s routine. It’s 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, your schedule changes, or you need to take a break. Enroll today and start tomorrow!
Winter Swim Camp
Bear Paddle’s Winter Swim Camp will run for four days and the cost is $90. The first 25 students to register will receive a free Bear Paddle winter hat! Register and view our swim schedule, call us at (502) 438-8833, or visit us today!
Winter Swim Camp Dates
Tuesday, December 26 - Friday, December 29
Give The Gift Of Swimming
Bear Paddle gift cards are the perfect gift for the holidays! For every $25 gift card you purchase, you will receive a Teddy Bear – the perfect stocking stuffer! Purchase gift cards at the Front Desk or online today! Offer expires Friday, December 22.
New Skill Patch Rewards Towel
Track your student’s swimming progress and iron your patches onto your Skill Patch Rewards Towel. Check them out at Paddle’s Gear Shop for $6.95 + tax.
Get a second swim day free! Valid for a free second swim day for Active Family and New Bear Paddle Family. Not valid with Refer-A-Friend receive two $10 gift cards promotion. Valid for two months only. Offer Expires Sunday, December 31. Must use lessons before Sunday, December 31. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
Paddle’s Toy Drive
Bear Paddle and Toys For Tots are teaming up to bring joy to children this holiday season. Families can help us by bringing in new unwrapped toys now - Wednesday, December 6.
Bear Paddle will be closed Thursday, November 24 – Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. Students who swim on these days will not be charged for lessons.
Add A Second Swim Day For $12.50 Per Lesson!
Summer may be over but Bear Paddle swims year round! Add a second swim day for $12.50 per lesson! Promotional price expires Sunday, December 31. Click here to view our fall schedule.
New Bear Paddle App!
The Bear Paddle App is a great resource to view family, student, and class information. Through the App you will be able to update contact and payment information, view your Student's progress as well as transfer or enroll in classes!
Please tell us about your Bear Paddle experience! Complete survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card!
What has been your favorite swimming experience?
Growing up we had a pool in our back yard and we would spend sun up to sun down swimming and hanging out with family and friends!
What was a great teaching moment in your career?
When I had a student that did not want to swim and was very scared. I was able to gain this students trust and after 3 weeks she tried to jump in a deep lane because she was so excited!
Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
Princess Ariel, I will never stop wanting to be a mermaid.
Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
To feel like I am making a difference in peoples lives.
Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
The relationships built with families and children are like none other!
What’s your favorite swim stroke?
What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Helping people work through scheduling conflicts and being able to make magic with class schedules.