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Emler Swim School of Austin – Oak Hill

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Emler Swim School Oak Hill serves the Austin communities of Bear Creek, Circle C Ranch, Cedar Valley, Oak Hill, Barton Creek, Lost Creek and Sunset Valley.

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Schedule and Pricing

  • Pricing

See pricing options below.  Once you are ready to enroll and find the schedule that best fits your schedule.  Either click HERE and fill out the form and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.  Or call 855-232-2006 to speak with an Emler Sales Representative.

Emler Swim School provides guaranteed results in a semester of 18 lessons. The semester begins when you are ready and there are two ways to participate:

  • Once a week for 18 weeks
  • Twice a week for 9 weeks

Either pay in Full for the entire semester or make Installment payments.  Pricing options:

Best Deal – Pay Semester in Full

$425.16* / $23.62 per Class

*plus all applicable fees

Installment Plan

(The cost varies from month to month, depending on how many lessons occur that month, payments process on the 25th of each month, except December which is processed on the 19th)

$462.60* / $25.70 per Class

*plus all applicable fees

We also have private lessons available! Call for more info on private lessons.

Got Questions?  Join us for one of our LIVE on-line Information Sessions.  Click HERE to sign up.


Refund Policy

Emler will refund tuition (minus the processing fee) if given a two-week notice prior to the beginning of a new semester. Registration fees are not refundable.
In cases of medical emergencies, Emler Swim School will give credit for future swim lessons.



posted Sep14

Make-Up Lesson Dates: Oak Hill





*Please go to the Parent Portal to sign up for class time on the date you plan on attending.*
$5.00 fee for each make-up class
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are you doing to keep everyone safe and healthy?

Safety has always been and will continue to be #1 at Emler. We’re doing what we’ve always done – followed or exceeded all local, state and federal guidelines – to protect not just your family but our employees as well.

We’re using CDC recommended cleaning products to wipe the facility every 30 minutes, and making hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available. Instructors are wearing face shields in the pool, and we are requiring all adults out of the water to wear face coverings over their mouths and noses. Kids are not required to wear masks in the pool but those over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear them while they are not in a lesson.

We are allowing only one caretaker to accompany each little fishy, and chairs in the observation room and on the pool deck are spaced 6 feet apart. Employees are monitoring traffic in and out of the building to remind people about social distancing. Plus, we are taking staff temperatures within 5 minutes of the beginning of a shift. There is more information on our Health & Safety Protocols page.

Are pools safe to swim in during COVID?

Yes, it’s safe to be in pools! According to the CDC, there is no evidence that the coronavirus can spread through properly maintained pools. We’ve always valued health and safety, which is why we already had a top-of-the-line purification system with UV lights that kills and inactivates viruses and bacteria in addition to using proper chlorine levels. Every Emler pool meets or exceeds CDC health standards. Plus, our leading-edge air filtration systems replace stale air from the facility with fresh air 8 times per hour.

Do parents or children have to wear masks in the pool?

No one has to wear a mask in the water. Masks in the water are unsafe, which is why we would never require them. Plus, masks are ineffective when they’re wet. Our instructors instead wear face shields in the water.

All adults, including employees and caretakers, out of the water are required to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths. Kids are not required to wear a mask out of the water. However, children over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear a covering over their mouth and nose when entering and exiting the building or if they are not actively participating in a lesson.

What are your class ratios?

We’ve always had small class sizes of 3-4 kiddos, as well as private lessons, and nothing has changed. We now offer the option to form your own private group with family, friends or neighbors you know. Additionally, another option is the parent & child class, with appropriate spacing between families in the pool, where kids receive instruction from a teacher on the deck. We are monitoring and strictly adhering to all local, state and federal guidelines regarding levels of occupancy and the number of people that are allowed in gatherings so we can continue to be the healthiest, happiest pool in town.

director Petra Soltis

Petra Soltis

Petra’s life has revolved around kids for more than 15 years and she could not imagine a profession where she doesn’t have the chance to interact with children on a daily basis. For many years Petra was the Teacher and Director of her own music school in Wimberley, TX, and the Program Director and Teacher at the Armstrong Community Music School in Austin and the Lockhart Montessori School. In 2017 she discovered Emler Swim School and loves the fact that she can contribute to providing life-saving skills to the kids in her community. Petra’s own water experiences began as a young toddler in her home country Germany, and even though she ended up being a devoted gymnast throughout her youth, she always sought opportunities to swim as much as possible. Petra holds degrees in Audio Engineering and Music from two Universities in Duesseldorf, Germany, as well as an MBA from Indiana University and a Masters in Global Management from Thunderbird.

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Q+A with Petra

What is the best part about working for Emler every day?

I love interacting with the kids, their parents, and the Emler staff members. Emler has a wonderful company culture and it is fun to come to work. It feels like we are all part of a big family.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I truly care about every child, every customer, and every employee and always strive to find ways to make their lives better. I love being a supportive mentor, and I am passionate about my work and helping people in any way that I can.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I was 5 years old and was supposed to do a 15-minute endurance swim. I kept swimming and swimming and it felt endless and I wondered if they had forgotten about me, but I finally did it – and realized that the instructors had let me swim for 30 minutes because I still seemed so strong after 15.

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

I clearly remember the first time I witnessed a Mom coming to class super excited, because her 3 year old (who had been quite scared of the water and resistant to learning to swim) had accidentally fallen into the deep end of the pool the day before, but had remembered the skill we taught her: She had immediately turned around, swam back to the wall, and saved herself! The little girl was incredibly proud and her confidence in her own swimming abilities grew exponentially. Honestly, every time I see that a child goes under water and holds the breath and smiles afterward and we realize that another child is now on the way to swimming independently and becoming safe in the water, I am filled with joy and happiness.

Share a childhood memory when you were brave and overcame fear.

When I was 3, I cried every time before gym class. I sat in the locker room and was crying and did not want to go in because I was scared. But once I found the courage and participated, I loved it. I did not want to give up, even though I continued being scared every time before gym (and once I was 6 years old I was in the gym pretty much every day), especially before big competitions. Even as a Teenager, I still had to overcome my fears but my determination brought me all the way to the national gymnastics school finals. It taught me that some things will always make you nervous, but overcoming fears can be highly rewarding.

Caitlyn Walton

Caitlyn Walton


Q+A with Caitlyn

Why do you love working with kids?

I love watching a child discover something new. The look of wonder and the pride that shows when they are able to accomplish even the smallest of tasks is what I live for. I want to make sure that every child feels confident in themselves for every achievement they make!

What do you enjoy doing outside of Emler?

I love puzzles! I am constantly going to escape rooms to challenge myself. Often I’ll be putting together a 1000+ piece puzzle at home or even working through a scavenger hunt!

Catherine Bullok

Catherine Bullok

Aquatic Director

Q+A with Catherine

Why do you love working with kids?

I love working with kids because of the fresh perspective that they bring! It is so fun to be able to help them progress and discover new things.

What do you enjoy doing outside of Emler?

I love hiking, fishing, and exploring new and fresh restaurants.

Taylor Ciskowski

Taylor Ciskowski

Customer Service Manager

Q+A with Taylor

Why do you love working with kids?

I love that every child is unique in their own way. They teach us so many things and they are great energy to be around!

What do you enjoy doing outside of Emler?

I love to try different types of food and exploring new places! I also enjoy planning and organizing events, and spending time with my dog!