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About Bear Paddle:
Bear Paddle is a kid-friendly facility specializing in year round swim lessons for children of all ages and abilities. Offering easy online scheduling, engaging swim essons, and a dedicated team make the experience one-of-a-kind. The warm saltwater pool and sophisticated pool sanitation system supply a comfortable and clean swimming environment. Our iron-on skill patches teach Bear Paddle swimmers positive reinforcement in a fun and innovative way!

Bear Paddle Woodridge is located at Woodward Ave. and 75th St. near the Centerpointe of Woodridge. We are serving the community of Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Lemont, Warrenville, Lisle, Naperville, Wheaton, Darien, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, Westmont, Romeoville, Lombard, and surrounding!

7350 Woodward Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517

Monday & Friday
3:00PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday - Thursday
9:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday - Sunday
9:00AM - 7:00PM

(630) 692-7946 Ext. 2

(630) 964-0710


Bear Paddle Swim School is a month-to-month year round swim school offering 30-minute swim lessons seven days a week. We make swimming a convenient and consistent part of your student’s routine. It’s easy to enroll! Pick a day and time that works best for your family and that is your reserved time until your student moves up a level, your schedule changes, or you need to take a break. Enroll today and start tomorrow!

What’s New

New Skill Patch Rewards Towel

Track your student’s swimming progress and iron your patches onto your Skill Patch Rewards Towel. Check them out at Paddle’s Gear Shop for $6.95 + tax.


New Bear Paddle App!

The Bear Paddle App is a great resource to view family, student, and class information. Through the App you will be able to update contact and payment information, view your Student's progress as well as transfer or enroll in classes!

Parent Survey

Please tell us about your Bear Paddle experience! Complete survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Woodridge Swim School Manager

Chelsie W.

What has been your favorite swimming experience?
My favorite swimming experience was always going to the water parks in the summer! Wave pools, water slides, lazy rivers!

What was a great teaching moment in your career?
My first time ever teaching a Paddle 1 and building up the swimmers confidence to transition them from a big barbell to a power pack! It was a great feeling! Big moment for myself and the swimmer!!!

Who was your favorite swim figure / hero growing up?
I was all about the Little Mermaid growing up!

Why do you choose a career in aquatics over others?
Swimming is such an important life skill that most certainly goes unnoticed, being able to pass on such an essential gift is all that matters!

Why do you like working at Bear Paddle?
The environment and the relationships we build with our families and the kids!

What’s your favorite swim stroke?

What is your favorite moment at Bear Paddle so far as an SSM?
Reflecting with parents and children that I used to swim with as a swim instructor, that now over the years have stayed with us and I am now the SSM! Being able to connect and build with them on a different level is awesome!