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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.

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 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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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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Local author’s newest book is ‘Little Otter Learns to Swim’

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A local author is celebrating an Ohio animal in his new children’s book Little Otter Learns to Swim. Artie Knapp came up with the idea behind it...

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Santa’s Polar Plunge Turns Up The Heat

Santa’s Polar Plunge is December 16, 2018 from 3-7 PM at Bear Paddle Swim School, which is located at 2915 Hurstbourne Parkway in Jeffersontown, KY.

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Paddle’s Holiday Toy Drive

Paddle’s Toy Drive Bear Paddle and Toys For Tots are teaming up to bring joy to children this holiday season. Families can help us by bringing in new unwrapped toys...

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Bear Paddle Offers CPR and AED Certification!

Bear Paddle has some great Water Safety Offerings! Prepare you and your little ones for swim safety. Water emergencies can happen in a matter of seconds, it is important for...

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