Bear Paddle Swim School, the best in swim lessons, is proud to announce the decision to franchise swim schools in an effort to allow more opportunities for children to learn the life-saving skill of swimming, impact more communities and provide a proven and profitable business model for owners.
Bear Paddle Swim School is a national leader in the swim lesson industry, setting the standard of excellence for swim lessons for children ages 6 months to 15 years old. The swim program educates both parents and students in skills that build confidence, save lives, and promote water safety.
Bear Paddle Swim School was created in 2009 in Aurora, IL, where there was an ongoing need
for quality swim lessons for children of all ages and abilities in an approachable kid-friendly
atmosphere. “We saw the demand for a place where children could learn to swim in an
engaging and safe environment. At that time, the industry did not typically allow for open
enrollment, hassle-free schedule changes, weekly graduation, or month-to-month billing. Bear
Paddle addressed these items with the goal of making swim lessons more accessible to more
families. We also took water quality to new heights by combining saltwater chlorination,
regenerative filtration and ultraviolet technology with organic additives. Introducing these
concepts quickly positioned Bear Paddle as the leader in the industry and we are proud of the
positive impact we have made on swim lessons overall,” said Spencer Rice, Founder of Bear
Paddle Swim School. 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. Bear Paddle has since grown to
10 corporate stores across Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and New Jersey with over 50,000
The Bear Paddle Swim School franchise was established to address the need for quality swim
lessons for children across the country. In addition to providing new communities with premier
learn-to-swim facilities, the business model gives people the opportunity to realize their dream
of business ownership. Bear Paddle franchises provide a stable brick and mortar business that
goes beyond personal and professional success, it creates a culture of saving lives by teaching children how to swim.
The franchise path to profitability is simple: start with high-quality swim lessons and supreme
customer service and build relationships with families for a lifetime connection. The demand for
swim lessons will continue, giving owners the opportunity to succeed with Bear Paddle’s proven business model while being part of a larger cause. With over a decade in the swim industry, the systems are time-tested and the Bear Paddle team has the knowledge and experience to support each franchisee every step of the way. Find out more about how you can start your
swim story at bearpaddlefranchise.com!
Bear Paddle specializes in swim lessons for children of all ages and abilities. We are dedicated to helping children become safe and confident swimmers. Offering year-round swim lessons, 7 days a week, keeping swimming a convenient and consistent part of any family’s routine. Bear Paddle’s mission is to save lives by teaching children how to swim.