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The Bear Paddle Team is the information center for all things Bear Paddle! We can assist you with any and all scheduling needs, tell you about upcoming promotions, and answer any questions you may have. Contact the Bear Paddle Team at your Bear Paddle facility to add an additional swim day or register for our next Swim Session, Clinic, or Camp. Please let us know how we can make your Bear Paddle experience the best it can be!



BEAR PADDLE TEAM

The Bear Paddle Team is the information center for all things Bear Paddle! We can assist you with any and all scheduling needs, tell you about upcoming promotions, and answer any questions you may have. Contact the Bear Paddle Team at your Bear Paddle facility to add an additional swim day or register for our next Swim Session, Clinic, or Camp. Please let us know how we can make your Bear Paddle experience the best it can be!

MANAGERS ON DUTY

Managers On Duty are here to ensure Bear Paddle provides the Best in Swim Lessons! Managers On Duty continuously monitor Student progress, Swim Teacher performance, and ensure a safe environment while evaluating Students for Skill Patches and graduation. Managers On Duty are ready to answer any questions about the progress of your Student!

SWIM TEACHERS

All of our Swim Teachers are certified in the Bear Paddle method of teaching. This includes extensive training in safety, stroke technique, class management, imagination, and enthusiasm. We require our Swim Teachers to be 18 years or older and CPR certified.

PADDLE THE WATER SAFETY BEAR

Our lovable mascot, Paddle the Water Safety Bear, spreads Water Safety throughout the community. Paddle the Water Safety Bear teaches free Water Safety Classes to daycares, Montessori schools, and grade schools while also attending fundraisers and events. Paddle the Water Safety Bear can often be seen walking the hallways at Bear Paddle! When you see him, make sure to give him a big Bear Hug!

"Our son enjoys his swim classes and the facility and staff are great. The instructors are very attentive and provide a safe atmosphere where children can learn and also enjoy themselves. We’re looking forward to his continued development as a swimmer and student."

- Luis L.
Aurora, Illinois

"Bear Paddle offers personalized lessons for your little ones! The instructors are always right there in the pool, within arms reach of students. My kids have shown a lot of improvement after just three lessons."

- Rebecca P.
Woodridge, Illinois

"My son loves coming to swim lessons every week. The small class sizes and individualized attention is great for him and his learning style. I am so happy with the progress he's made so far. I am so happy with my decision to enroll him at Bear Paddle Orland Park!"

- Katie F.
Orland Park, Illinois

"Bear Paddle provided such a great swim experience for my daughter. She went into swim camp apprehensive and left after 4 weeks feeling confident in the water. We will definitely be scheduling swim classes now that camps are over. We love Bear Paddle!"

- Kelly K.
Mason, Ohio

"I highly recommend this swim school! I enrolled my son last summer and I'm impressed how far he's come learning proper techniques and all! The instructors are great. They seem to care about each swimmer's progress. My son loves the patches they give out after achieving a skill/technique. They also make it fun and engaging for the kids. The staff in general are very helpful and welcoming."

- Jennifer O.
Bloomingdale, Illinois

"I love the Bear Paddle School. My son started off scared and in the matter of 5 weeks, he is very comfortable in the water! He is on his way to swimming like a fish! They cater to children and make learning to swim fun! I highly recommend this school for all children! Thank you Bear Paddle Oakley Station!"

- Candace W.
Cincinnati, Ohio