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Emler Swim School of Austin – Westlake

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Emler Westlake is centrally located to serve the communities of Austin, Circle C Ranch, Steiner Ranch, Barton Hills and Lost Creek. We joined the community in 2011.

We’d love to find out more about how we can best serve you. Come by and take a free tour or go ahead and jump right in.

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Schedule and Pricing

  • Pricing

Pricing varies depending upon the class you choose, when you sign up and how you choose to pay. However per lessons prices for classes at this location starts at $33 per lesson. Here are three easy ways to enroll: 

1) Click HERE to fill out the New Swimmer Registration Form.  Someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours to answer all your questions.

2) Call 855-232-2006 and Press Option 1 to speak with an Emler Enrollment Expert.

3) Login to the parent portal.  Click HERE and then choose your preferred location.  After this, prompts will take you through the enrollment and payment process.

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

Refund Policy

Emler swim lessons are fully guaranteed, and we are committed to delivering a world-class swim lesson and experience. We promise to do whatever it takes to ensure your child achieves the goals of the session in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment. In support of the Emler Guarantee and commitment, Emler continually invests in our facilities and equipment. Likewise, we commit significant resources to training our teachers and staffing each class for the entire semester as well as the next class level in subsequent semesters, so your child has a path to continuous improvement. As a result of these commitments, Emler’s lessons are non-refundable with only ONE exception:

  • Refunds will be issued to any active-duty military customer who requests a refund and provides evidence of permanent change of station (PCS) orders occurring during the registered semester.

Learn more about Pricing and Payments by visiting the FAQs page on our website.

Makeup Lesson Policy


posted Jun12

Swim Stations

Want more time in the pool at Emler to practice swimming? Swim Stations are here for you!

Click HERE to book a Swim Station!

We know that your kiddo loves spending time at the pool at Emler Swim School, and you would love to be able to have more time to practice skills with your child – that’s where Swim Station comes in! You can easily book time in the water  so you and your child can have some one-on-one time in the water together.

This is not a class, and you will not have a teacher there with you – this is just time for you and your child to utilize our year-round heated pools at Emler so you can practice skills together. Please note that it is a requirement for an adult guardian to enter the pool per swimmer during your Swim Station time slot.

Interested in purchasing props to use in the pool for Swim Stations or for your own private use at home? Available by age level, or a la carte! Click here to check out our Props Packages! 

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posted May15

Pool Parties

Come party with us in our year-round heated pool!

Emler Swim School offers an amazing weatherproof venue for kid’s parties and events! We offer three different pool party plans for you to choose from that will best fit the vision you have in mind for your event.

Ask your location for available party dates & times - or request more information here: BOOK A SWIM PARTY 


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Frequently Asked Questions


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.

How can I learn more about swim lessons?

You can get in touch with us in many different ways – call 855-232-2006, fill out this form or sit in on a virtual live information session that guarantees there won't be any phone tag. We host them on Zoom at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central, Monday through Thursday. You can have your camera turned on or off, whatever you're most comfortable with! Sign up here.

How To Prepare Your Kids For a Lifetime of Swimming Safety

1. Start teaching kids water safety early.

Teaching kids to swim needs to happen as early as possible to prevent the risk of accidental drowning. Formal swim lessons result in an 88% reduction in drowning risk for children ages 1 to 4, studies have found, and children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates, according to the CDC. At Emler Swim School, safety is our top priority and why we are so passionate about teaching swim lessons. We want to empower children and their families with the water safety information they need to protect themselves.

2. Teach kids in a supportive environment.

Evidence tells us that children learn best in encouraging, supportive environments. At Emler Swim School, we create a warm, safe atmosphere to help children feel free to explore and try new things that may scare them initially. We know some children find the water daunting and we want to do everything we can not only to help them feel comfortable in the water but also enjoy swimming and playing in the pool.

3. Make swimming lessons fun with positive reinforcement.

Songs, games and playing make-believe are part of the curriculum. Progress is measured and milestones are celebrated, both big and small. Through encouraging words and high-fives during every class, learning to swim is as fun as possible. While safety is our number one priority, students also learn a love for the water.

4. Repetition, repetition, repetition.

Just like any skill or sport, perfect practice makes perfect. In the case of water safety, proper swimming and safety skills become muscle memory. The more a child is doing a specific activity, the more it becomes an instant reaction. If a little one finds themself unexpectedly in water, it is ideal for their instincts and muscle memory to take over without much conscious effort. One of the most popular lesson days at Emler is when the kids jump in the pool with all their clothes on so they know what it feels like to be in water in something other than bathing suits. They then turn around to the wall for a safe exit.

5. Celebrate progress!

Both small and large achievements are celebrated, as mentioned earlier. For some kids, putting their face in the water is a big step forward, so we recognize and applaud this. We have informal and formal ways of marking progress, from showering the little swimmers with praise to providing ribbons of completion at the end of a level. At Emler, swimming is made as fun and rewarding as possible while teaching the basics of water safety so all the kiddos feel confident around water.

director Megan Lantz

Megan Lantz

Megan was born and raised in Austin, TX. She always knew she wanted to work with children and even wrote “teacher” in her kindergarten yearbook as what she wanted to be when she grew up. At 15 years old, Megan started lifeguarding at the local City of Austin pools and fell in love with the aquatics industry. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from St. Edward’s University in 2014, the same year she started with Emler Swim School. Since then, she has managed 8 locations and launched 5 in the Houston area. Our Westlake location is where Megan’s journey began and she could not be more proud to return home.

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Q+A with Megan

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

I love the unpredictability! When working with children, you never work the same day twice.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?
I genuinely enjoy coming to work every day and building a team. While each teacher has their own classes, I pride myself on making sure they all feel connected.
Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.
My parents taught me to be safe around the water, but I never actually took formal swim lessons. As a lifeguard in high school, it became very clear to me how important they are and how lifesaving they can be.
What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?
In my second year, I started teaching a little girl named Chloe. She was in my class from when she was about 8 months old and we became pretty good friends. A little after she turned two, Chloe had gone fishing with her grandfather and fell off of the dock. Her grandfather couldn’t reach her to pull her out, but because we practiced Jump Turn Swim every week Chloe knew exactly what to do. Chloe thought it was fun and swam right back to the bank. She came in the next week so proud to tell me about how she went “swimming” with grandpa. Talking to Chloe’s mother and realizing that without our practice together, she may not have been there to tell me about it changed my world. I had known that swim lessons were important for years, but this was the first time that I was able to experience it for myself.
Share a childhood memory when you were brave and overcame fear.
When I was in third grade, we had a winter musical for all of the parents. I got picked to play Snowshoe Bunny and was pumped for my “leading role”. I practiced my lines for weeks while my mother made my costume. The night came and I walked into that auditorium with my head held high. That is until I saw the massive crowd and immediately forgot all of my lines. I was so scared and just wanted to run off the stage. I looked over to the side and both of my parents were shouting my lines for me. After a few sentences, I caught my stride and started dancing to the music. It made for quite the video and taught me that public speaking wasn’t scary at all. It was fun!

John Mazurek

John Mazurek

Operations Manager

Q+A with John

Why do you love working with kids?

Working with children enables me to check out of the chaotic life of an adult that we face these days.

What do you enjoy outside of working at Emler?

I am an avid musician and play more than 9 instruments. I also always love a good video game!

Jennifer Whitefield

Jennifer Whitefield

Operations Manager

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