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About Bear Paddle:
Bear Paddle is a kid-friendly facility specializing in year round swim lessons for children of all ages and abilities. Offering easy online scheduling, engaging swim essons, and a dedicated team make the experience one-of-a-kind. The warm saltwater pool and sophisticated pool sanitation system supply a comfortable and clean swimming environment. Our iron-on skill patches teach Bear Paddle swimmers positive reinforcement in a fun and innovative way!

Bear Paddle Woodridge is located at Woodward Ave. and 75th St. near the Centerpointe of Woodridge. We are serving the community of Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Lemont, Warrenville, Lisle, Naperville, Wheaton, Darien, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, Westmont, Romeoville, Lombard, and surrounding!

Address:
7350 Woodward Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517

Hours:
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone:
(630) 692-7946 Ext. 2

E-Mail:
woodridge@bearpaddle.com

UPCOMING SWIMMING

Winter Quarter

EARLY REGISTRATION: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 8:00 AM CST/9:00 AM EST*
ALL REGISTRATION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - 8:00 AM CST/9:00 AM EST

Price per lesson is $20 – $22.50, depending on location. A One-time $25 New Family Fee. 10% Off Each Additional Student.
Want to Pay Monthly for Swim Lessons? Learn More

December 26 - March 11

NO LESSONS DECEMBER 29 - JANUARY 1

SESSION

10 SWIM LESSONS

10 WEEKS

SWIM 1X PER WEEK

Session: January 2 - March 11

CLINIC

8 SWIM LESSONS

4 WEEKS

SWIM 2X PER WEEK

Clinic 1: January 7 - January 30

Clinic 2: February 4 - February 27

*Early Registration: Only current families are eligible for Early Registration.

WHAT'S NEW

Want to Pay Monthly for Swim Lessons? Learn More

Every Month Payment, 4 Payments of 25%.

Every Other Month Payment Families, 2 Payments of 50%.

+All processing fees will be waived for families with three or more students or families swimming in Private, Semi-Private or Special Needs lessons.

Donate To Hope Floats

Save a life today! Make a donation to Hope Floats Foundation and help save the life of a local child in need. Hope Floats provides scholarships for swim lessons for children in our community. Give the life-saving gift of swim lessons!

Refer-A-Friend Special!

Refer-A-Friend, Get A $25 Gift Card! Swimming is more fun with friends, share the life-saving skill of swimming!

Join Us For Family Swim

Family Swim is now available to all registered families and will be $5 per swimmer. Family Swim gives our Students the chance to practice skills in a casual environment with family, friends and occasionally their favorite Bear Paddle Team Members.

Parent CPR Training

Bear Paddle offers American Red Cross CPR and AED training for infant, child, and adult. Set you and your loved ones up to be as prepared as possible for unexpected emergencies. CPR training will ensure you have practice identifying and responding to choking and breathing emergencies.

Paw Of Fame for Level 7 Graduates

Level 7 Graduates will now receive final Skill Patches, a Bear Paddle Graduation Medal, and Certificate of Completion. The Student’s name will also be added to a bear paw and displayed at the Paw of Fame on the pool deck!

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!

WOODRIDGE SWIM SCHOOL MANAGER

Trey B.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
My favorite swimming experience was always going to the water parks in the summer! Wave pools, water slides, lazy rivers!

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
My first time ever teaching a Paddle 1 and building up the swimmers confidence to transition them from a big barbell to a power pack! It was a great feeling! Big moment for myself and the swimmer!!!

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
I was all about the Little Mermaid growing up!

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
Swimming is such an important life skill that most certainly goes unnoticed, being able to pass on such an essential gift is all that matters!

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
The environment and the relationships we build with our families and the kids!

What’s your favorite swim stroke?
Breaststroke!

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Reflecting with parents and children that I used to swim with as a swim instructor, that now over the years have stayed with us and I am now the SSM! Being able to connect and build with them on a different level is awesome!

"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