Bear Paddle Swim School In Orland Park
Swimming Lesson FAQs
Is it safe to swim at Bear Paddle?
Yes, we ensure that you and your child are safe during each session. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance that it’s safe to swim since the virus cannot spread properly in chlorinated pool water. We also enforce strict physical distancing measures and health and safety protocols to follow CDC’s health standards.
How does Bear Paddle maintain each location’s cleanliness?
Our maintenance and cleaning team disinfects each location regularly, including but not limited to door handles, tables, floors, benches, sinks, fixtures, toilets, and diaper changing stations. Our caretakers also clean the shower stalls and changing stations after each use. We also provide hand sanitizers for all of our students. Moreover, the chlorinated water and ultraviolet filtration system offer complete protection for our customers and employees.
How many people are with me inside Bear Paddle’s swimming school?
We have a new scheduling system to ensure that less than 50 people are inside the Bear Paddle location at any given time.
How does Bear Paddle maintain the cleanliness of their swimming pools?
Bear Paddle tests the water chemistry of pools before, during, and after every 30-minute shift. This way, we can guarantee compliance with CDC’s guidelines. In terms of disinfection, we use chlorinated water and ultraviolet light to kill 99.99% of disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Moreover, most of our pools utilize Defender Filtration systems powered with Diatomaceous Earth (DE) media. Due to these filters, we can remove particles up to one micron. For better understanding, red blood cells are approximately 5 microns, so our disinfection systems provide a safe swimming experience for you and your family.
How many students are in each class?
The student-teacher ratio is 3:1 or 6:1 depending on each student’s age and proficiency level.
What if I have more than one student? Can they swim at the same time?
We try our best to accommodate families with multiple enrollees. Depending on their age and skill level, they’ll either receive a different swim buddy or get paired if our coach deems it acceptable.
What age can I enroll my kids at Bear Paddle for a swimming lesson?
We accept students as young as six-months-old. At this stage, they’ll be introduced to the Teddy Paddle and Teddy Float techniques with the help of a flotation device. If you have already decided to enroll in our swim school, you can register by visiting BearPaddle.com, calling our customer service hotline, or going to one of our locations. Schedule a class now and experience the Bear Paddle difference!