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Aquatots Katy

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 Katy

Enrolling your 3-year-old in the Emler Waterbabies Program in Katy is a great way to introduce them to water safety, as instructors use songs, games, and the imagination to teach toddlers submersion, breath control, and destination kicking. One example is playing peek-a-boo to learn turning around to get back to the wall.

The Waterbabies program is designed for babies and toddlers who are developing or enhancing their swim skills. Emleris dedicated to getting them used to or helping them gain more experience in the water.

Classes are kept small to ensure every student is getting the attention and supervision necessary. In addition, toddlers are in the water with their caregiver until they can hold their breath for 8-10 seconds and move independently through the water 3-5 feet.

Whether your toddler is just learning to swim or enhancing their skills, the Waterbabies program allows them to learn skills ranging from submerging safely to kicking forward in a supportive environment.

Emler’s Approach to Toddler Swim Classes

Toddlers have the opportunity to learn and grow as swimmers while having fun during class. Instructors ensure all classes include celebrations and positive reinforcement, and you never have to worry about fear tactics, stress, or competition. Everyone learns together and encourages one another at Emler Swim School in Katy.

Classes are taught by certified, highly specialized instructors who want toddlers to discover their love for the water. Through progressive steps, they’re able to submerge, hold their breath longer, roll over, and move through the water on their own.

When you pair exciting classes full of laughter with a strong teacher-student bond, Emler’s swim classes are full of fun, support, and trust.

Emler Swim School boasts an award-winning curriculum and decades of experience, proving that toddlers can learn to swim independently. Additionally, Emler guarantees your child will learn the skills of the level and be confident in the water.

Parents Can Get Involved

The involvement and encouragement of parents is important, which is why Emler allows you to watch and cheer from the deck,bench or observation room. Are you enrolling your toddler for their first swim lesson? Learn how to create a positive experience by checking our “Your Child’s First Swim Lesson” guide. Furthermore, you can learn about the design, cleanliness, safety, and comfort of our facilities by checking out the “Emler Facilities” guide.

Learn to Find the Right Class for Your Toddler

Our age-appropriate programs feature over 20 progressive levels, and determining where your child should start can be overwhelming. Emler in Katy offers the “Finding the Right Class for Your Child” guide to help parents find the right class for their toddlers.

What Your Toddler Will Learn

Your toddler will learn water safety techniques that will last a lifetime. The lessons utilize songs and games, making them more fun. The safety skill Jump-Turn-Swim will be learned and practiced over and over.

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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Three year olds who cannot swim without flotation

These tots learn underwater breath control for 8-10 seconds! And they will learn to kick forward a distance of 5 feet through the water. They’ll have fun doing this, with daily games and to spark their enjoyment.

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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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Not sure what class/level is right for your child? Let us help!

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Answer the questions below to determine what class/level is right for your child.

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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