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.
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.
Safety has always been and will continue to be #1 at Emler. We’re doing what we’ve always done – followed or exceeded all local, state and federal guidelines – to protect not just your family but our employees as well.
We’re using CDC recommended cleaning products to wipe the facility every 30 minutes, and making hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available. Instructors are wearing face shields in the pool, and we are requiring all adults out of the water to wear face coverings over their mouths and noses. Kids are not required to wear masks in the pool but those over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear them while they are not in a lesson.
We are allowing only one caretaker to accompany each little fishy, and chairs in the observation room and on the pool deck are spaced 6 feet apart. Employees are monitoring traffic in and out of the building to remind people about social distancing. Plus, we are taking staff temperatures within 5 minutes of the beginning of a shift. There is more information on our Health & Safety Protocols page.
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.
No one has to wear a mask in the water. Masks in the water are unsafe, which is why we would never require them. Plus, masks are ineffective when they’re wet. Our instructors instead wear face shields in the water.
All adults, including employees and caretakers, out of the water are required to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths. Kids are not required to wear a mask out of the water. However, children over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear a covering over their mouth and nose when entering and exiting the building or if they are not actively participating in a lesson.
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.
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.
I love working with kids because I know the job we do is so important to their health and safety. We have the chance to have a direct impact on so many young lives in and out of the water and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.