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The Swim School industry is an emerging market with unlimited growth potential and Bear Paddle Swim School is actively shaping the swimming experience for thousands of families every day. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Bear Paddle Swim School provides the best in swim lessons! Our mission is simple; save lives by teaching children how to swim. Help ensure kids are prepared for swimming in water parks, backyard pools, rivers, ponds, and lakes while earning a paycheck and having a great time!

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What do you love about working at Bear Paddle?

My favorite part of working at Bear Paddle is there are possibilities to grow in the company!


Besides having a great staff, I enjoy working with kids and building relationships, and giving them something to look forward to each week.


I love the opportunities offered and the recognition of commitment and potential of their staff members.


My favorite part of my job is getting to work with the kids and seeing their faces when they get a patch or they are proud of their accomplishments.


I enjoy the cohesive atmosphere. Like true teammates, we are all there to help out, to better one another, and to learn from each other.


Everyone I have met through Bear Paddle, whether it’s at my location or others, have been super nice and supportive. It’s like one big family!


"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