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How To Encourage Your Child While They Learn To Swim

Learning to swim is one of the most important skills your child can learn. According to the CDC, two children under the age of 14 die from drowning every day.
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5 Benefits Of Infant Swim Lessons

5 Benefits of Starting Infant Swim Lessons At 6 Months Most of us recognize that infant swim lessons and learning to swim is a great safety skill, but many parents
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Helping Your Child In The Water

Parents and guardians are paramount to their children’s success as swimmers. Even if your child is enrolled in swim lessons, your involvement is still critical. Parents should be in the
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Helping Children Overcome A Fear Of Water

You’ve read the articles, and you understand that helping children overcome a fear of water is important to your child’s growth. You know that drowning is a leading cause of
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Four Good Reasons To Enroll Your Infant In Swim Lessons

When you think of swim lessons, you may not picture infants, but enrolling your infant in swim lessons is an excellent idea. Swim lessons provide many of the same benefits
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Giving Experiences Over Typical Toys – The Benefits Last A Lifetime

As we are amidst the holiday season, your children are probably begging for this year’s most popular toys. Yet how often do you find toys forgotten in a corner a
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What To Do If Your Child Is Afraid Of The Water

What To Do If Your Child Is Afraid Of The Water

The most popular question we get from new parents is what to do if their child is afraid of the water. Believe it or not, we see swimmers daily that
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The Best Advice For New Bear Paddle Families

We asked some of our expert Bear Paddle parents on advice they have to offer to both new Bear Paddle families, as well as to those considering swim lessons for
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Common Misconceptions About Treading Water

Most of us were taught to tread water as children. It was considered an essential safety skill, and it is still used by lifeguards, water polo players, and the US
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Be A Water Watchdog!

Many of us have fond childhood memories of pool parties and swimming at the beach. Naturally, we want our children to enjoy swimming, too. However, drowning is the leading cause
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Learning To Swim Is A Journey

Learning To Swim Is A Journey

Children Learing To Swim We often think of learning to swim as a one-time achievement: either you can swim, or you can’t. In truth, learning to swim is more of
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“Flip To Breathe” Teaching Children How To Swim The Bear Paddle Way

Bear Paddle’s mission is to build safer swimmers by teaching children how to swim. Learning water safety skills at a young age is crucial as children are exposed to water
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The Benefits of Kids Swimming Consistently

Kids swimming can be a highly physical activity that uses all the muscles in the body at once. It can be exhausting to swim 30 minutes at a time, and
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