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Emler Swim School of Kansas City – Westwood

Change Location

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.

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.

I’m Ready to Find the Right Class


posted Oct15

Holiday Hours

To honor all swimmers, staff and their families, Emler Swim School will be closed for the holidays on the following days:


Closed November 22 – 25, 2018


Closed December 23, 2018 – January 5, 2019

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posted Sep24

Fall 2018 Make-Up Lessons

Monday: 3:00 and 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:30 pm
Ages 2 and up:
Monday: 7:15 pm
Wednesday: 7:15 pm
Saturday: 12:15 pm

$5.00 fee for each make-up class
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Schedule and Pricing

  • Spring and Summer Prep 2019
  • Summer 2018
  • Fall Early Registration 2018

Spring 2019

Once A Week Lessons:

January 20 – June 8 (20 weeks)

Pre-semester Price Per Class*
Group Lessons: $20.40
Swim Team: $25.40

*Prices increase January 20th

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Summer Prep 2019

March 31 – June 8 (10 weeks)

Pre-semester Price Per Class*
Twice a Week Group Lessons: $20.40
Once a Week Group Lessons: $22.40

*Prices increase January 20th

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Summer 2018

Once Per Week:  12 Lessons

June 10 – September 1
Guaranteed Results starting at $20.40/Lesson

Daily Lessons:  10 Lessons

Guaranteed Results starting at $22.40/Lesson

June 11 – June 22
June 25 – July 6
July 9 – July 20
July 23 – August 3
August 6 – August 17
August 20 – August 31

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Fall Early Registration 2018

Once Per Week:

September 2 – January 19
Monday – Wednesday Classes: 18 Weekly Lessons
Thursday – Saturday Classes: 17 Weekly Lessons

No classes held November 22 – 25 and December 23 – January 5

Enroll Now Find the right class

Pre-semester Price Per Class*
Group Lessons: $20.40
Swim Team: $25.40

*Pricing increases September 2nd

director Andrea Hesterman

Andrea Hesterman

Andrea began her career with Emler Swim School in the Summer of 2015. Before coming to Emler, she attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated with a degree in Organizational and Relational Communication. Andrea grew up throughout the Midwest living in Wisconsin, Texas, and Nebraska. She has a huge love for the arts and has been involved with music for pretty much her entire life.

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Q+A with Andrea

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

I look forward to the smiling faces of our staff and swimmers. They are such fun and friendly people – you can’t help but want to be around them!

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

The love that I have for our staff, and the desire to go out of my way for everyone to have an extraordinary day every time they are in our facility. Building relationships is at the heart of it all.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I loved taking swimming lessons growing up! We took outside lessons in the summer and had a blast, but I remember not being excited to go when it was cool out!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

There are lots of great memories! One of my favorite memories from Emler is the fun games that we play with our staff, and giving everyone their spirit animals.

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

Moving always holds both excitement and fear for making a new start. We moved from Texas to Nebraska when I was a child, and I had to make new friends. I remember being nervous to meet kids at my new school. Getting to meet other students and my teacher ahead of time made such a difference. I felt comfortable heading into my first day of first grade to make new friends!