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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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Child Learning To Swim With Custom Swim Program At Bear Paddle

What Makes A Custom Kids’ Swimming Program Different

Many of us grew up at a time when swimming lessons were much more informal than they are now. Either by a family member in a backyard pool, or perhaps
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New guidelines say kids should start swim lessons around age 1.

Hillary Joseph can’t remember not being able to swim. When your backyard is a lake, as it was for Joseph and her two sisters growing up in northern Wisconsin, and
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Bear Paddle’s mission is to save lives by teaching children how to swim. Learning water safety skills at a young age is crucial as children are exposed to water every
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Ben Lecomte Swimming Expedition Update

Ben is 65 days into this experience. However, due to the threat of encountering not only one but two Typhoons, Ben and the crew made the decision to head back
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Keeping Your Kids Active During Winter

Exercise and physical activity is not just for the summer time. When our kids are cooped up during the winter months, it begins to have a negative effect on both
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Swimming With Bear Paddle

Local Louisville Mom, Ashley Glass, shares her experience about her swim lessons at Bear Paddle. For the last couple of years I have wanted to enroll the kids in swimming
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Will My Kids Be Too Tired After School?

Will My Kids Be Too Tired For Swim Lessons After A Day In School? School involves sitting still and mental activity. Young bodies need a fun outlet to vent their
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Don’t Eat And Swim

It’s good to fuel up before any activity. If you have a meal or a snack before you go swimming, make sure to wait at least 30 minutes before getting
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Help, My Child Won’t Swim!

Swimming can be an intimidating skill to learn for a toddler. Often, swim lessons are the first time a child is exposed to a structured lesson plan, and may be
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The Benefits of Teddy Classes

Why take Teddy Bear Introduction Classes? Bear Paddle Swim School’s infant swim lessons begin at six months old and teach students how to have fun, be safe, and enjoy the
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How Long Will It Take for My Child to Learn to Swim?

Swimming looks easy, but takes an immense amount of coordination that is sometimes underestimated. Swimming involves mastering every single muscle in the body in order to move smoothly, efficiently, and
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Kids Love These Fun Pool Games

Summer is here and it’s time to break out the pool toys and games. This year, keep your kids entertained and exercising by trying out some of these awesome swimming
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