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Pool LocationFit N Wise
609 Medical Center Drive
Decatur, TX 76234
513 Audra Circle
Rhome/Justin, TX 76078
May through September
My name is Kim Emery. I grew up in Nebraska, where we spent the majority of our time at the pool and the lake. Learning to swim and water ski at a very early age, I became involved with swim team, lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons. I passed on the love of swimming to my three children who competed with USA Swimming. I feel most comfortable in the water; it is a huge part of my life.
I have worked at Fit N Wise Community Wellness Center in Decatur, TX since they opened in 2000 and became Aquatics Manager in 2003. It is my passion to teach others water safety, water confidence, water fitness, and to be able to share my love of water with them.
I am currently completing my degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and Minor in Recreational Therapy. I have taught swimming lessons to students of all ages 35 years; have 5 years coaching experience, 12 years aquatic fitness experience and 15 years experience in Aquatics Management.
After teaching a very popular "fun" parent-baby class at Fit N Wise, I wanted to offer more to our community. Since I taught my own son to roll over and float at 5 ½ months, I started researching training programs for infant swimming. I found Bev Steinfink and Infant Aquatic Survival. Through her I have learned so much and am pleased to have graduated the Infant Aquatic Survival Instructor course.
- Infant Aquatic Specialist with Infant Aquatics Survival
- American Red Cross WSI
- Starfish Aquatics Instructor Trainer
- AEA Certified Aquatics Fitness Professional
- USA Swim Certified Coach
- American Swim Coach Association Certified Levels 1, 2
- NRPA National Aquatics Manager Level 1
- Certified Pool Operator - NSPF
- Safety Training for Swim Coaches Certification
- Adult, Youth and Infant CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
- Infant Aquatic Survival
- National Registry of Aquatic Instructors/ Child Drowning Prevention
- Aquatic Exercise Association
- National Spa & Pool Foundation
- Aquatics International
- National Parks and Recreation Association
- National Drowning Prevention Alliance
- American Learn to Swim Teachers
- Association of Aquatic Professionals
Infant Aquatic Survival - New students may start on any Monday as long as there are time slots available. Classes are held in private one-on-one sessions four times per week, Monday through Thursday. Class sessions are short; about 10-12 minutes long. Lessons are tailored for the learning style of a young child.
Class times are scheduled every 10 minutes.
Audra Circle, Rhome/Justin pool - between the hours of 8AM and 11:30PM May though September.
Fit N Wise, Decatur pool - between the hours of and 3:00PM and 5:30. We conduct classes year round.
Fun Friday/Silly Saturday/Sunday - Any time between the hours listed below. Friday 5:30PM-7:30PM Saturday 10:30AM-2:00PM Sunday 1:00PM - 3:00PM at the Fit n Wise, Decatur pool only.
You can get more information on all of our Fit N Wise Aquatic programs at http://www.wiseaquatics.com
The 4 week package is $270.00 plus a $45.00 registration fee. A six week package is $405.00 plus a $45.00 registration fee. If you prefer to pay weekly, tuition is $75 per week. A registration fee of $45 is due, along with the first week of lessons, payable to Fit N Wise to hold your place and time in class. Thursday of the first week of class you will be obligated to pay for the 2nd week, and so forth. We accept cash, check and credit card. Fun Friday and Silly Saturday is included in the tuition