The Bear Paddle Difference In Swimming Lessons

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Story-Based Lessons

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Kid Focused Facility

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90° Saltwater Pool

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Progress Patches

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The Best Swim Programs For Kids

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Swim Lessons

Swim lessons for kids that are designed to be a fun, and a convenient part of your family’s weekly routine. Learn more about swim lessons for your child at Bear Paddle.

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Swim Camps

Bear Paddle Swim School holds seasonal swim camps for children of all ages that help boost your child’s swimming potential all year long! View Bear Paddles upcoming camps.

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Family Swim

Get in the pool with your child and experience the Bear Paddle difference first hand! Bear Paddle Swim School holds dedicated Family Swim times every week.

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Best Places To Keep Kids Active In Chicago In Winter

Here are some of the best places to keep kids active in Chicago during the winter months. Winter in Chicago is known for being brutal. It’s tempting to spend the whole curled up indoors and wait for spring to arrive. We know that’s not healthy,…

Helping Children Overcome A Fear Of Water

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You’ve read the articles, and you understand that helping children overcome a fear of water is important to your child's growth. You know that drowning is a leading cause of death among children. You also know that swimming lessons teach children…

Helping Your Child's Confidence Grow In The Water

Some of the earliest skills taught in swim lessons are designed to help children feel comfortable and confident in the water. That's because a child who feels comfortable in the water is less likely to panic.  Water confidence is important,…

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