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 both swim and we never took lessons. When we moved to the area and realized that ponds, lakes, and bodies of water were everywhere, we quickly realized the error in our ways. Swimming was not just something that was fun, it was a life skill and a safety issue. Bear Paddle Swim School in Lake in the Hills understands this and they want to teach your child to swim in a comfortable environment so that they have skills that can save their lives.