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

Bear Paddle Orland Park is located at La Grange Rd. and 159th St. We are serving the community of Orland Park, Palos Heights, Crestwood, Midothian, Goodings Grove, Oak Forest, Mokena, Palos Hills, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Worth, Alsip, Justice, Tinley Park, Hickory Hills, Burbank, and surrounding!

Address:
16124 S. La Grange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60467

Hours:
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Friday
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone:
(630) 692-7946 Ext. 3

E-Mail:
orlandpark@bearpaddle.com

NOW SWIMMING

Summer Quarter

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?
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JUNE 10 - SEPTEMBER 1

NO LESSONS JULY 4

SESSION

10-12 SWIM LESSONS

10-12 WEEKS

SWIM 1X PER WEEK

10 Week: June 24 – September 1

Weekday Mornings*
*Marlton, NJ Location Only

12 Week: June 10 - September 1

Weekday Evenings & Weekends

Depending on the day of the week, fees will be based on the number of swim lessons for the specific day including pre-planned closures.

CAMP

8 SWIM LESSONS

2 WEEKS

SWIM 4X PER WEEK

Camp F: August 19 - August 29*

*Marlton, NJ Location Only

UPCOMING SWIMMING

Fall Quarter

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?
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SEPTEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 28

NO LESSONS OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 28 - 29

SESSION

15 SWIM LESSONS

15 WEEKS

SWIM 1X PER WEEK

Session: September 3 - December 19

CLINIC

8 SWIM LESSONS

4 WEEKS

SWIM 2X PER WEEK

Clinic 1: September 3 - September 30

Clinic 2: October 1 - October 28

Clinic 3: October 29 - November 26

CAMP

3 SWIM LESSONS

1 WEEK

SWIM 3X PER WEEK

Camp: December 26 - December 28

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!

Orland Park Swim School Manager

Lauren N.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
When I was a lifeguard at my public pool during swim meets if they were short a swimmer we would take turns swimming. I was never a part of a swim team, so it was fun to take part and swim with the kids and see how excited they were about being on the swim team!

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
Being a part of kids biggest accomplishments, and seeing the excitement on their faces!

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
Ariel

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
Swimming has always been a hobby, they always say do something that you love to do!

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
I love getting to see the kids I teach grow and progress!

What’s your favorite swim stroke?
Backstroke

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Being able to be apart of a child’s swimming success.

"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