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Swimming Blog

Welcome to the Bear Paddle Swim School Blog. Our results-focused story-based approach to teaching lessons builds confident and skilled swimmers, so parents can rest assured that their child is having fun while learning to swim.

How to Use Swim Diapers: Everything You Need to Know About Swim Pants

Parents eagerly anticipate introducing their little ones to the wonders of water, from gentle waves at the beach to the refreshing splash of a pool on a hot summer day....

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How to Swim Sidestroke for Kids

If you’re thinking of a fun and educational activity for your kids, look no further than swimming. More than just splashing around and having fun in the pool, there are...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Breaststroke

Swimming is an excellent exercise and a competitive sport demanding technical finesse and endurance. One swimming stroke that has endured the test of time is the breaststroke. It’s a favorite...

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Does My Child Need Goggles for Swim Lessons?

Learning to swim is an important life skill that not only promotes physical activity, but also instills confidence. At Bear Paddle, our central mission is to build confident swimmers, one...

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10 Fun & Exciting Water Activities For Kids

It can be challenging to keep your little ones entertained all spring and summer. The excitement of being outside and increasing temperatures mean the heat is on. Finding activities that...

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From Pool to Progress: Tracking Your Child’s Development in Swimming Lessons

Swimming isn’t just a source of enjoyment for kids; it’s a vital life-saving skill. Enrolling a child in swimming lessons introduces them to the water and aids in their physical,...

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What Should You Look For In A Swim Instructor for Kids?

As your child learns to swim, they’ll benefit from working with a swim instructor who can ensure their safety, help them develop essential skills and confidence, and monitor their progress. ...

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Teaching Kids to Swim: Overcoming Fear of the Water

Swimming is an essential life skill that provides physical benefits and plays a crucial role in water safety. Teaching kids to swim and helping them overcome their fear of the...

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Fun and Creative Ways to Practice Swimming Skills at Home

Practice swimming helps your child learn how to be better and faster in the water. However, parents often wonder how to practice swimming without a pool at home. While formal...

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Basic Swimming Strokes for Kids: How to Do the Backstroke

Learning the different swimming strokes helps your child avoid injury, grow to love swimming and dedicate themselves to it, and improve the other techniques they’ve learned. These basic strokes include...

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What is the Fastest Swimming Stroke?

Swimming is a fantastic activity that provides an enjoyable experience and promotes physical fitness and water safety skills. Beginner swimmers will be exposed to various swimming strokes designed to help...

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Breathing Exercises for Swimming: Teaching Proper Breath Control for Kids

One basic swimming skill anyone needs to master is proper breath control. It’s about finding your rhythm when you inhale above the water and exhale while you’re submerged in it....

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