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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.

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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OCT 10 UPDATE: The Longest Swim with Ben Lecomte

Ben Lecomte is 123 days into his adventure at sea. As many of you know, we have closely followed Ben during his swim across the Pacific Ocean. In Ben’s latest...

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Little Otter Learns to Swim!

Join author and fellow Bear Paddle parent Artie Knapp for a read along of his new book, Little Otter Learns to Swim! Artie Knapp is a local children’s author who...

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Skills for Life: Swim Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School

Before moving to the suburbs, we casually took swim lessons when it fit our schedule and we focused on an affordable fun environment. After all, my husband and I could...

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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 energy. Swimming invigorates like no other exercise. Swimming works all muscles in the body...

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Spotlight On Aquatics & Traumatic Brain Injury

Recent Publications Show How Water Works For Traumatic Brain Injury: Exercise in water promotes more movement freedom and thus promotes improved motion, reduced stiffness and increased functional strength and mobility...

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Prevent Drowning, Always Watch The Water

Prevent Drowning, Always Watch The Water: Study reveals link between distracted parents and child drownings. A new study from the German Lifeguard Association has revealed that cellphone distractions such as...

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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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Summer Safety Town has come to a close. The Safety Town Summer Program is a week-long program for children entering kindergarten or 1st grade. Throughout the week, stories, games, songs...

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Opening Up About Drowning Death of Daughter

Bode and Morgan Miller open up about drowning death of daughter Emmy Seven weeks ago, Bode & Morgan Miller lost their daughter Emmy to a pool accident. Our hearts are...

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Plastic Free July

About a month a go we shared the story of Ben Lecomte The Swim. Ben continues his swim journey and is making progress. He has encountered all kind of sea...

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The Longest Swim

On June 5, 2018 Ben Lecomte ( 51 yrs) started a 5,500 mile swim across the Pacific Ocean. He began his swim in Tokyo and will complete his swim when...

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