Emler Swim School of Stone Oak proudly serves the communities of north San Antonio. We are conveniently located on the southeast corner of Stone Oak Parkway and Canyon Golf Road in the Stone Canyon Crossing shopping center.
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Amanda began lifeguarding at a water park near her home when she was sixteen during the summer. This quickly grew into a passion, and she continued to work at various aquatic facilities lifeguarding, supervising, and instructing over the next eight years.
She started her career at Emler Swim School of Austin-Westlake in March of 2014 as a Manager-in-Training while she finished her degree at the at University of Texas in Austin. After graduation, she accepted the Interim Customer Service Manager position at Emler Westlake, and was quickly named Customer Service Manager at the end of the summer. In August of 2016, Amanda was promoted to Site Director for the Westlake location. “I always wanted a career where I would wake up and be excited to walk into work! Emler Swim School provides such a fun and friendly workplace where you can build amazing relationships with your customers and the children you teach,” Amanda said. “Not only am I able to work with an incredible staff, but I am also able to impact the San Antonio community in such a profound way by teaching children to be safe in the water. I honestly feel so lucky that I stumbled upon this company!”
In her personal time, Amanda adores spending time with her son Cameron and visiting family in Seguin and New Braunfels, Texas. Whenever the weather is warm enough, you can catch her floating the Comal River or exploring all of the wonders that San Antonio has to offer. She is a huge Texas Longhorn fan, and during football and basketball season don’t be surprised to see her sporting Longhorn gear and using “Hook ‘Em” as part of her everyday vocabulary.
My favorite part about coming into work every day is getting the chance to hold babies, see the staff members that I love, and being able to make a difference in so many ways. I’ve always said that this is the only job where I have always been excited to come into work!
The love for my staff and genuine empathy I have for everyone in the facility is what makes me a great Site Director. To me, emotional intelligence is incredibly important to be successful in an upper management role.
Believe it or not, I was the screaming-bloody-murder-please-don’t-put-me-in-the-water child when I was in swim lessons. Over time and through many swim lessons, I finally fell in love with the water. My favorite memory from swim lessons was when I finally gained my confidence and got the chance to show my mom everything that I learned. I felt so accomplished! My mother continually reminds me now of how ironic it is that I run a swim school, but it helps me empathize with nervous students and their parents to help overcome their fear of water.
I had my son within my first year of working for Emler, and I had so much support from my entire team (including the corporate office). I received emails of congratulations, hand-me-downs from upper level managers, and even a sweet baby shower gift! It meant so much to me to have a team that was so supportive during a huge change in my life. Now, I feel like my son Cameron is a part of the Emler family too!!
I used to be very introverted and shy when I was younger, so it was a challenge to build relationships and make friends. When I was a Junior in high school, I had to perform an opening and closing ceremony before thousands of people. To say the least, I definitely overcame my stage fright and became a confident public speaker. It actually became one of my favorite parts of any job! Emler has given me so many opportunities to do what I love and enhance my skills to become a better Site Director, team player, and person.
I could easily name a hundred reasons why I love working with kids, but the thing that has me the most grateful for being in the position that I am are the lessons that they teach me along the way. Children effortlessly interact in a way that naturally provides examples of determination, empathy, honesty, selflessness, and bravery that are unmatched by any other age group of human. I feel lucky to be apart of those interactions with them every day when I walk into work.
Ultimately, what I enjoy spending my time on are activities that keep me active, stimulate my mind, and/or expand my perspective.