Bear Paddle Swim School was created when we saw the need for a quality swim lesson program for children of all ages and abilities in an approachable kid-friendly environment. The team developed the Bear Paddle concept, creating a one-of-a-kind children’s swim program with a state of the art facility and pool. The first Bear Paddle opened in 2009 in Aurora, Illinois. The Illinois community hadn’t ever seen a dedicated learn-to-swim facility like Bear Paddle.
Over the next few years, the business opened more locations in Illinois and expanded into Ohio, Kentucky, and New Jersey. By 2017, Bear Paddle had 10 corporate own stores with over 50,000 swimmers. The Bear Paddle team focused on culture consistency, swim lesson quality, and operational efficiency to ensure they were able to maintain and exceed the quality throughout different markets.
The Bear Paddle brand has matured, been proven, and is ready to be franchised across the country! Bear Paddle franchises allow more opportunities for children to learn the life-saving skills of swimming, impact more communities, and provides a proven and profitable business model for owners!
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