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Emler Swim School of Kansas City – Westwood

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Emler’s Kansas City Westwood school is excited to serve the communities of Mission Woods, Fairway, Roeland Park, Midtown-Westport, Mission Hills, Mission, Merriam and Shawnee.

You can find our newest location in the northeast corner of the intersection of Mission Rd. and West 47th Ave., in the same block as the original Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que.

Emler Swim School was recently honored to receive the title of Kansas City Business Journal’s 2019 Best Places to Work!

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
2022 Fall Semester – 20 Weeks
September 5, 2022 – January 22, 2023
  • Emler Swim School will be closed the following days during the Fall Semester:  November 24-27 (Thanksgiving) and December 19, 2022 – January 1, 2023, Emler Holiday Closures.
  • Swimmers will be issued make-up tokens for any classes missed because of an Emler Holiday Closure.  The make-up tokens will be available in your active swimmer account within 2-3 days of registration.  Families may use the make-up tokens anytime before December 18, 2022 for the Emler Holiday Closures.  All tokens issued because of 2022 Emler Holiday Closures will expire December 18, 2022.

 

Pricing varies depending upon the class you choose, when you sign up and how you choose to pay. There are three easy ways to determine your fees.

  1. You can login to the parent portal. Go to emlerswimschool.com and click on the Log In button in the upper right corner. Prompts will take you through the enroll and pay process. Pricing will populate in the Cart for your review before you add a payment method.
  2. You can 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.
  3. Call 855-232-2006 to speak with an Emler Enrollment Expert.

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

  • Makeup tokens will be issued for missed classes.

  • Makeup tokens are limited to 1 per month regardless of the number of absences in that month.

  • Makeup tokens can be redeemed for any open spot in your class level no more than 6 days in advance.

  • Due to our low instructor to student ratio, we cannot guarantee the availability of make-up classes.

  • Makeup tokens will expire 30 days from the issue date.

  • Makeup tokens will not be re-issued for missed makeup lessons.

  • No refund will be issued for unused tokens.

  • All unused makeup tokens will expire on your drop date if withdrawing from classes.  (with the exception of tokens issued for drops)

Announcements

posted Oct1

Make-Up Lessons Dates

Makeup lessons are available on the 1st Friday of every month.
*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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posted Jan8

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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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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.

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 Micheala Driskell

Micheala Driskell

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Q+A with Micheala

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

The atmosphere and everyone that I get see each day! Our teachers and customer service staff are incredible, and I love getting to know all the families that swim with us.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I love working with kids and my staff is amazing! My love for being a part of an organization that serves people enables me to be passionate about every aspect of my job, and having a staff that is so caring and fun creates a wonderful environment!

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I have always loved the water and swimming. My earliest swim lesson memory is learning to float in about 2 feet of water. I grew up swimming and being around water, and when I was very young I would pretend to be a lifeguard and “rescue” my older siblings!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

I have so many amazing memories at Emler. Ones that stand out are each semester getting to see the most fearful students overcome their fear and not only learning to swim, but loving it by the end of the session. My favorite memories with staff are our Summer and Christmas parties, and Lifeguard Olympics!


Lizzie Payne

Lizzie Payne

Operations Manager

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