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Classes & Schedule

Littles

age 2 to 35 months
30 Min Class Class Ratio: 12:1 Class Ratio: 6:1 Class Ratio: 4:1 Adult Participation: Yes

Our “Littles” classes are 30 minutes long and structured as “parent and me”, with full or partial parent participation in the swimming pool, depending on the level. We offer swim classes for babies as young as 2 months old. Babies who are 2-5 months old can enroll in our “Bathtime Babies” class, where both parent and child enjoy one-on-one, uninterrupted time, and will learn water safety skills that help them be safe and comfortable during bathtime. Babies and toddlers who are 6 months+ progress into Level 1, where they will begin to build life skills using our unique “Jump, Turn, Swim” methodology which teaches children to turn around in the water and swim back to the edge to safety. Level 1 swimmers also learn how to go underwater for a full 10 seconds, which is the beginning of water safety. In Level 2, children begin to learn the basics of swimming and will end the level knowing how to kick 5 feet through the water to a destination and how to float on their backs.

Tots

age 3 years
30 Min Class Class Ratio: 4:1 Adult Participation: No

Children who are age 3 will enroll in one of our Tot-level swim classes. All 3 year-olds, even those without any prior swimming experience, will start in level 3, and then progress into levels 4 & 5. Parents don’t participate in the water during our tot-level swim classes. All Tot classes have a small class size and a 4:1 ratio. In our Tot levels classes, your child will learn how to kick up to 12 ft through the water, how to hold their breath underwater, and they will advance their “Jump, Turn, Swim” safety skills. You will be amazed at just how much your child will learn during a 30-minute class using our play-based approach that utilizes fun inflatable rings, toys, and fins.

Kids

age 4 + years
30 Min Class Class Ratio: 4:1 Adult Participation: No

Any child who is age 4+ and does not have prior swimming experience will start in level 6, where they will learn basic water safety skills and will quickly advance to learning how to hold their breath underwater, kick 15ft through the water unassisted, and how to float on their back. In levels 7-9, children will learn how to swim with freestyle arms and get side breaths while swimming. All Kids classes have a small class size and a 4:1 ratio, and are 30-minutes long.

Advanced

age 6 + years
1 Hour Class 30 Min Class Class Ratio 10:1 Class Ratio 4:1 Adult Participation: No

Our Advanced classes are for children ages 6+ who want to master the 4 strokes – freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke. In Levels 10 and 11, children will learn how to swim competitively, before graduating to our STEALTH swim team. As part of STEALTH swim team, your child will learn how to build their swimming speed, increase endurance, improve technique, and they will regularly compete in swim meets.

Littles

age 2 to 35 months
30 Min Class Class Ratio: 12:1 Class Ratio: 6:1 Class Ratio: 4:1 Adult Participation: Yes

Our “Littles” classes are 30 minutes long and structured as “parent and me”, with full or partial parent participation in the swimming pool, depending on the level. We offer swim classes for babies as young as 2 months old. Babies who are 2-5 months old can enroll in our “Bathtime Babies” class, where both parent and child enjoy one-on-one, uninterrupted time, and will learn water safety skills that help them be safe and comfortable during bathtime. Babies and toddlers who are 6 months+ progress into Level 1, where they will begin to build life skills using our unique “Jump, Turn, Swim” methodology which teaches children to turn around in the water and swim back to the edge to safety. Level 1 swimmers also learn how to go underwater for a full 10 seconds, which is the beginning of water safety. In Level 2, children begin to learn the basics of swimming and will end the level knowing how to kick 5 feet through the water to a destination and how to float on their backs.

Tots

age 3 years
30 Min Class Class Ratio: 4:1 Adult Participation: No

Children who are age 3 will enroll in one of our Tot-level swim classes. All 3 year-olds, even those without any prior swimming experience, will start in level 3, and then progress into levels 4 & 5. Parents don’t participate in the water during our tot-level swim classes. All Tot classes have a small class size and a 4:1 ratio. In our Tot levels classes, your child will learn how to kick up to 12 ft through the water, how to hold their breath underwater, and they will advance their “Jump, Turn, Swim” safety skills. You will be amazed at just how much your child will learn during a 30-minute class using our play-based approach that utilizes fun inflatable rings, toys, and fins.

Kids

age 4 + years
30 Min Class Class Ratio: 4:1 Adult Participation: No

Any child who is age 4+ and does not have prior swimming experience will start in level 6, where they will learn basic water safety skills and will quickly advance to learning how to hold their breath underwater, kick 15ft through the water unassisted, and how to float on their back. In levels 7-9, children will learn how to swim with freestyle arms and get side breaths while swimming. All Kids classes have a small class size and a 4:1 ratio, and are 30-minutes long.

Advanced

age 6 + years
1 Hour Class 30 Min Class Class Ratio 10:1 Class Ratio 4:1 Adult Participation: No

Our Advanced classes are for children ages 6+ who want to master the 4 strokes – freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke. In Levels 10 and 11, children will learn how to swim competitively, before graduating to our STEALTH swim team. As part of STEALTH swim team, your child will learn how to build their swimming speed, increase endurance, improve technique, and they will regularly compete in swim meets.

Semester Based

Emler Swim School of Firewheel operates on a semester basis: Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Secure your child’s spot for the entire semester by completing payment upon registration. This guarantees your child’s place for the entire semester and ensures consistency of instructor and students in the class. Below are our key details for the upcoming 2024 semester:

Spring: (18 weeks long) (1/22/2024 – 5/26/2024)
Registration Opens: Open now!
Summer: (14 weeks long) (5/27/2024- 9/1/2024)
Registration Opens: (3/2024)
Fall: (20 weeks long) (9/2/2024 -1/19/2025)
Registration Opens: (7/2024)

Additional Swimming Programs

There are even more ways to enjoy Emler Swim School! We offer additional programs outside of our regular lessons so the fun doesn’t have to stop.

Swim Camps

In the summer, we offer swim camps weekly for children to learn the basics of swimming in a fast-tracked daily program.

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Private Lessons

We offer private lessons for children who benefit more from a one-on-one environment and/or to help master specific skills.

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Swim Parties

Emler Swim School offers an amazing weatherproof venue where you can host pool parties year-round!

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Meet Our Team

Lindsay Kanaly | General Manager

Lindsay is a native Texan and grew up in the Rowlett area near Lake Ray Hubbard. She started swimming at a young age and enjoyed swimming for a competition swim team for over 10 years – Breastroke is her favorite stroke! She graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Corporate Communication. When she’s not working at Emler, she loves spending time with her husband, worshiping at her church, gardening at home, trying out new recipes, painting Lilly Pulitzer-inspired art, or swimming at her community’s pool. 

I love getting to meet new people every day. At Emler, our customers are family. It’s such a blessing to get to know our families throughout the years and watch their kids grow up and become water safe. It’s a huge perk of the job!
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What do you believe makes you a great general manager?

I believe that a great general manager at Emler makes their customers feel welcomed into a homey environment. I try to do this every day!

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I learned to swim in my home’s pool with a teacher who used Skittles as a reward. Now even as an adult when I taste a Skittle I get so excited and flooded with good memories!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

I love Clothesline week! It’s so fun to get to watch all the kiddos come to class fully dressed and ready to show off their “Jump, Turn, Swim!” I have a very specific memory of one of my first Aquatots who came to class fully dressed in a matching track suit and Crocs. He was so excited about wearing his clothes and so proud of himself when he made it back to the wall safely.

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

I remember the first time I ever went to the Emergency Room as a child and had to get my stomach pumped. I was so nervous, but the big thing I remember from that experience was how sweet the doctors and nurses were with me. It makes a huge difference to a child when an adult gets on your level and takes the time to talk to you and help you feel comfortable when you’re nervous. That’s a huge part of what we do here at Emler too – and we get to see those kids become so brave and strong! It’s wonderful.

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