Bear Paddle Swim School announced a partnership with Hope Floats Foundation to provide scholarships for swim lessons for low-income children and their families. In a news release, the swim school, which has a location in Florence, said that the equivalent of thirteen school buses full of children die each year in the U.S. due to […]
Before moving to the suburbs, we casually took swim lessons when it fit our schedule and we focused on an affordable fun environment. After all, my husband and I could both swim and we never took lessons. When we moved to the area and realized that ponds, lakes, and bodies of water were everywhere, we […]
Summer Safety Town has come to a close. The Safety Town Summer Program is a week-long program for children entering kindergarten or 1st grade. Throughout the week, stories, games, songs and videos reinforce the skills being taught. By using a hands-on approach, children absorb important information and have fun at the same time. The Naperville […]
Spencer Rice from Bear Paddle Swim School tells us why swim lessons are so important, especially in the summer! And how this could actually be a family bonding experience! Practicing Safety Around WaterThe people at Bear Paddle tell us why sim lessons are so important, especially in the summer! And how this could actually be […]
The first Bear Paddle Swim School was started by Robin Everson and Spencer Rice in the Chicago Western suburbs in 2010. The initial concept was to provide better swim lessons with a more flexible schedule to produce better swimmers. In the initial stages, great attention was paid to ensure that the swim lessons were high […]
Bear Paddle Swim School is planning to franchise swim schools in an effort to allow more opportunities for children to learn the life-saving skill of swimming, impact more communities, and provide a proven and profitable business model for owners.