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Swimming Blog

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.

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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What’s Your Swim Story?

Everyone has one. It might be your childhood swim lessons, a recent vacation, or a memory from a favorite experience in water. At Bear Paddle, we want to be your...

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The World’s Largest Swim Lesson!

Join Bear Paddle in spreading the word of Water Safety with the The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson! This will take place on Thursday, June 21st at 3:15pm. This will be...

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Happy Employee Health and Fitness Month!

Fitness is important at Bear Paddle. Swimming is excellent exercise but our employees like to also get out in nature and at the gym to promote their healthy lifestyle. We...

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It’s Water Safety Month

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14 and the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4....

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The first Bear Paddle Swim School was started by Robin Everson and Spencer Rice in the Chicago Western suburbs in 2010. The initial concept was to provide better swim lessons...

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Bear Paddle Swim School wants water safety to be on the mind of every parent

Summer, swimming and fun go together perfectly, but parents should still make sure they’re prepared before they head to the pool or ocean, says Bear Paddle Swim School co-owner Spencer...

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Why We Put Our One Year Old Daughter in Swim Lessons

Blake and I just got home from her weekly swim lesson and she has the best time while there. I never took swim lessons when I was younger because my...

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Swim in Winter, Safe in Summer with Bear Paddle

A Cincinnati Mom pens about her experience with her child’s first month at Bear Paddle! “With the frigid winter winds blowing outside, our family has swimming on our minds. You...

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Mom Speaks About Her Experience With Us!

The month of December the boys started taking swim lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School We are planning a cruise during the winter of 2019 & I want to make...

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Keep Kids Healthy During the Winter

The winter months are particularly stressful on our bodies. When it comes to winter activities for kids, it’s important to make sure that we keep kids healthy by keeping them...

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