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Emler Swim School of Cedar Park

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Emler Swim School Cedar Park is thrilled to be serving the communities of northwest Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Leander! Our Cedar Park swim school is located in the southeast corner of FM1431 at Hwy 183A, across from 1890 Ranch Shopping Center, adjacent to The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen.

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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posted Jun17

Summer 2018 Make-Up Lessons

Waterbabies (Parent Participation Class):
  • Tuesday: 12:00 - 12:30 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 12:45 - 1:15 pm

Ages 2 and up:

  • Monday: 12:15 - 12:45 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:30 - 1:00 pm
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Lester Ruiz

Lester Ruiz started his first swim lessons at a preschool he attended in his early years. He then tried many athletic sports ranging from gymnastics, martial arts and basketball but none drew his attention as much as swimming. He swam with his neighborhood swim team during the summer months and continued onto his high school team.

He started his career with Emler in November of 2012 as an instructor while attending the University of Texas at Austin. After earning his B.S. in Kinesiology in May of 2016, he was promoted to Manager, then quickly promoted to Lead Deck Manager for the Westlake location. After a few semesters, he then joined the Anderson Mill team as their Aquatic Director. In April of 2018, Lester was excited to open Cedar Park as their Aquatic Director and was promoted shortly after to Site Director.

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Q+A with Lester

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

The culture of this company is like no other! No matter the position, everyone here is supportive of one another as we all have the same goal – teaching children a life-saving skill while having a grand ol’ time. It’s incredible to have the opportunity to create an amazing home away from home.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I love being a mentor to others! It makes my day to see my team equipped with the resources necessary to excel in their career with Emler. I myself am a product of our amazing mentorship program and look forward to helping others reach new goals.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I don’t remember much besides being thrown off a diving board by a family friend during swim lessons. Good news is, I made it successfully to the wall! I am reminded almost weekly by my mother how ironic it is that I run a swim school, because I was the student who was in tears for multiple weeks during swim lessons. After consistent rooting from my teacher and mother, I fell in love with the water after all.

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

I am definitely the person at each location that loves to prank my team! While I was at Westlake, they decided to tolerate it no more and after hours of searching for the odd noise being made in the office, I came to find that my phone was missing. After hours of begging my team to tell me where it was, I found myself covered in dust from climbing into the ceiling tiles to retrieve my phone. Well done team!

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

Public speaking was always a phobia of mine, since I was a shy child. However, at an early age I made a goal to confront this fear and become progressively more comfortable with being in speaking situations. I often ran for officer positions in student-run organizations such as Student Council, National Honor Society and FBLA. They definitely forced me remain calm with public speaking and allow me to think clearly in times of discomfort.