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Aquatots Houston – Meyerland

3 years

This program takes 3-year-olds in small groups (no more than 4 per instructor) and teaches them to be submerged under water, how to control their breath, and how to kick forward through the water. Classes are engaging, using imaginative daily themes.

Toddler Swimming Classes in Houston - Meyerland

The Meyerland Aquatots program is designed for three-year-olds who are ready to learn or enhance skills such as submersion, breath control, and destination kicking, all while using themes that encourage the use of imagination.

Aquatots classes are kept at a maximum of four students per teacher, allowing every child to get the attention and supervision they need. Children are kept within their age group, allowing them to learn how to safely submerge and kick forward in the water with their peers.

Emler’s goal is to introduce new swimmers to the water and boost the existing skills of children with more experience.

The Emler Approach To Swim Classes

It’s no secret that kids enjoy having fun as they grow and learn, which is why Emler in Meyerland offers classes that combine these elements. Instruction is given through themes and games, in a positive, fun environment, and competition has no place at Emler. Instead of stress and competition, your child’s accomplishments are recognized and celebrated.

Classes are led by certified, highly-specialized teachers who help children discover, or re-discover, the joy of the water. Children gradually take the steps to become experienced swimmers, such as holding their breath longer, rolling over in the water, submerging underwater, and learning how to move through the water on their own.

Emler classes are full of laughter as children naturally develop water skills in a safe, cheerful environment. Teachers and students form bonds based on total trust and support.

With 48 years of experience and an award-winning curriculum, Emler guarantees your child will develop the skills they need to become an accomplished swimmer.

Parents Are Always Invited

As a parent, you’re always invited to attend, watch, and cheer during every class. If you want to learn more, you can check out Emler’s guide, Your Child’s First Swim Lesson. Additionally, you can discover how Meyerland’s Emler Facilities are maintained for both children and their parents, complete with cleanliness, safety, and physical comfort.

Find the Appropriate Class for Your Toddler

It is essential for young children to learn how to swim in the right environment for their skills. This way, they can increase their self-confidence and learn in an atmosphere that uses positive reinforcement.

To achieve this goal, every age-appropriate class features over 20 progressive teaching levels and free evaluations of your child’s swim skills. This way, we know where your child is in terms of skills, and we are able to determine which level is appropriate to start teaching your child to swim.

There are four levels in the Aquatots toddler swim program, and you can ensure your child is placed at the right level by checking out the Emler guide Finding the Right Class for Your Child.

If your child is aged 3 and older, you’ll begin with our free 10-minute Swim Skills Evaluation, which is a one-on-one program in which a certified instructor assesses your child’s skill levels and places them in the right program.

What Your Toddler Will Learn During Swim Class

Your toddler will learn water safety techniques that will last a lifetime. The lessons utilize songs and games, making them more fun.

The Waterbabies program has six levels that help place your toddler at the right level depending on their skills.

In early stages, parents join their child in the water. But as their skills progress, your toddler will be with a teacher while you watch from outside the pool.

As your toddler improves their skills, they will first gain confidence in the water and learn to submerge comfortably for 8-10 seconds.

As their skill set improves, your child will learn to kick through the water, first for up to 3 feet and, at higher skill levels, for up to 10 feet.

At our X-treme Waterbabies level, your toddler will learn rollover breathing, an essential water safety skill where they learn to roll into a back float to take a new breath.

Throughout the toddler swimming lessons, the distance will get longer, the classes more fun, and the smiles wider!

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Advanced Aquatots

Three year olds who kick five feet through the water

Kicking 5 feet is so yesterday – in the Advanced class now we learn to travel a distance of up to 12 feet! The games and themes continue to spark imagination AND the kids become familiar with the rollover breath.

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Super Aquatots

Three year olds who kick 12 feet through the water

Kicking progresses in the Super class up to a distance of 15 feet through the water, while completely mastering the rollover breath.

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X-treme Aquatots

Three year olds who kick 15 feet through the water

The group continues the fun and games as in this class the kids turn into true fishes – kicking a distance of 20 feet through the water while performing a rollover breath AND getting introduced to the all-important front breathing.

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How old is your child?
2 – 5 months old
6 – 35 months old
3 years old
4+ years old
5+ years old
Child’s swimming experience

Can your child... (select 1)

Remain submerged and hold their breath for 8-10 seconds


Swim ___ without flotation

3 ft
5 ft
7 ft
10 ft
15-20 ft
20-30 ft

Swim ___ competitive strokes

Freestyle + Elementary Backstroke (40 ft)
Freestyle + Backstroke (80 ft)
Freestyle + Backstroke + Butterfly (80 ft)
Freestyle + Backstroke + Butterfly + Breaststroke (80 ft)

Bathtime Babies

Instruction on how to use bath time at home for socialization and bonding

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Learn 8 to 10 second breath control

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Move 3 feet through the water and Independent Lift

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Advanced Waterbabies

Move 5 feet through the water and Independent Jump & Exit

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Super Waterbabies

Kick 7 feet through the water and a sitting Jump, Turn & Swim

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X-treme Waterbabies

Kick 10 feet through the water, introduce rollover breathing and a standing Jump, Turn & Swim

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Themes and games are used to teach tots to kick 5 feet through the water and learn breath control

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Advanced Aquatots

Themes are used to teach tots to kick 12 feet through the water and start to get a rollover breath

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Super Aquatots

Kick 15 feet while getting a rollover breath

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X-treme Aquatots

Extend distance to 20 feet with a rollover breath, and introduce a front breath

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Swim 10 feet through the water

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Preschool Beginners

Kick 5-10 feet through the water

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Advanced Beginners

Swim 15-20 feet while improving independent front breath and introduce rollover breaths

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Super Beginners

Swim 20-30 feet while getting multiple independent front breaths and rolling breaths, treading water is introduced

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X-treme Beginners

Swim elementary backstroke 30-40 feet, swim freestyle with several independent rhythmic breaths 30-40 feet and treading water is mastered

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Swim freestyle 80 feet with unilateral and bilateral rhythmic breathing and swim competitive backstroke 80 feet

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Advanced Swimmers

Swim butterfly stroke 80 feet, master the freestyle and backstroke

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Super Swimmers

Swim breaststroke 80 feet, swim freestyle 80 feet with bilateral rhythmic breathing and backstroke

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X-treme Swimmers

Master endurance and the individual medley and learn swim team starts and finishes and introduce safety skills

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