Make-Up Lesson Dates
*Please go to the Parent Portal to sign up for class time on the date you plan on attending.*
Emler Round Rock serves families in southern Williamson County, including the cities of Round Rock, Georgetown and Cedar Park, as well as north-central Austin and Pflugerville. You can find us in the La Frontera Shopping Center near Barnes & Noble, Old Navy and Sam’s Club. We joined the community in 2017.
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.
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.
Got Questions? Join us for one of our LIVE online Information Sessions. Click HERE to sign up.
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:
Learn more about Pricing and Payments by visiting the FAQs page on our website.
Makeup Lesson Policy
*Please go to the Parent Portal to sign up for class time on the date you plan on attending.*
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I grew up in Garland, TX, and learned to swim at age 5. After that, I was at the pool all the time and taught swim lessons every summer for the Red Cross until I was 14. During high school, my family moved several times to places including Nairobi, Kenya; Woodstock, GA; and Owasso, OK. I continued to travel while I attended Harding University earning my degree in Public Relations. In 2008, I finally settled down in Austin with my husband, a native Pflugervillian, and we now have two beautiful girls. After working in higher education with students with disabilities for 11 years I needed a change in my career. I found Emler by accident and knew this was the place for me instantly!
Talking to the kids as they come in to swim and getting to hear about their day. They have such excitement about being at lessons and love for their teachers, it’s impossible not to smile all day.
I love swimming and kids, but most importantly I truly believe in the mission of Emler. Helping kids learn to swim to be safer in the water is so important where we live. If I can be a part of that journey in any small way, and keep that as my focus, I believe I can be a successful Site Director.
My earliest memory is learning to swim and volunteering to teach others to swim every summer with the Red Cross. My entire family would be at the pool from 7 am to 12 pm having a great time with the other kid volunteers – it was the best part of summer.
I have so many great memories but my favorite is when I was brand new and learning how to be a teacher. I had a class of Aquatots (3yr olds) who were all a little different in their reactions to the water: one loved it, one hated it and one wouldn’t talk to me. It took weeks of themes, smiles, and high fives but my heart soared when every single kiddo swam the entire distance with their eyes in, jumped in, and loved it, and the parents cheered from the side. It was such a heartfelt moment.
I was a shy child growing up so speaking in public was very hard for me unless I was with friends and family. In middle school, we had to start giving oral presentations in front of the class which was embarrassing for me and my face would turn red every time I would talk. I worked really hard one year to control my fear and reactions to being in front of people – it finally paid off. I felt so proud the day I could give a presentation in 7th grade without my face turning bright red.
I love working with kids because of their amusement of the world around them and their creative imagination. A day at Emler doesn’t feel like work because you’re having fun!
I enjoy traveling and seeing new places (and trying new foods) with my fiance. Also taking my dogs on walks around Mueller Park!