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Bear Paddle Announces Swim Lesson Scholarships for Low-Income Children

June 3rd, 2019
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 […]

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Local author’s newest book is ‘Little Otter Learns to Swim’

December 19th, 2018
CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A local author is celebrating an Ohio animal in his new children’s book “Little Otter Learns to Swim”. Artie Knapp came up with the idea behind it all in a unique way.

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Santa’s Polar Plunge Turns Up The Heat

December 14th, 2018
Santa’s Polar Plunge is December 16, 2018 from 3-7 PM at Bear Paddle Swim School, which is located at 2915 Hurstbourne Parkway in Jeffersontown, KY.

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Skills for Life: Swim Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School

September 17th, 2018
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 […]

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August 10th, 2018
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 […]

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April 10th, 2018
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 […]

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Bear Paddle Swim School wants water safety to be on the mind of every parent

April 3rd, 2018
Summer, swimming and fun go together perfectly, but parents should still make sure they’re prepared before they head to the pool or ocean, says Bear Paddle Swim School co-owner Spencer Rice.

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Bear Paddle Swim School plans to franchise its swim schools to provide more children a chance to learn

April 2nd, 2018
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.

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NKyMR18: Construction firms focused on manufacturing

February 7th, 2018
Looking at the long game is proving beneficial to Northern Kentucky construction outfits.

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Swim in Winter, Safe in Summer with Bear Paddle

January 18th, 2018
A Cincinnati Mom pens about her experience with her child’s first month at Bear Paddle! “With the frigid winter winds blowing outside, our family has swimming on our minds. You must think I’m crazy to even bring up the idea of swimming when it is snowy and cold outside, but thanks to our friends at […]

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