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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.

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

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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7 Must Know Water Safety Tips For Your 4th of July Weekend

The summer brings a lot of fun in the sun, including the upcoming 4th of July weekend, which means it is the perfect time for cooling down in the 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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DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK

Drowning Prevention Week is June 14 – June 24. Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for infants and young children between the ages of 1 – 4...

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Bear Paddle Announces Swim Lesson Scholarships for Low-Income Children

Bear Paddle Swim School announced a partnership with Hope Floats Foundation to provide scholarships for swim lessons for low-income children and their families. In a news release, the swim school,...

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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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MAY IS WATER SAFETY MONTH!

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 Seeking Crew For Second Expedition!

For 165 days, we followed the amazing adventures of Ben Lecomte, who took a journey across the Pacific Ocean in which he called ‘The Swim’. After battling bad weather and...

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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8th has been International Women’s Day for over 100 years. Today, and everyday, we celebrate the strong women in our lives and thank them for everything they do. A...

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Bear Paddle Team Spotlight: Lindsey Stewart, IL District Manager

My two year mark with this company will be here before I know it! The days are not always short & the tasks not always easy, but to say that...

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