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Emler Swim School of Dallas – Preston Forest

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Our Preston Forest school offers a large 30’ x 40’ pool, as well as small, shallow one intended to increase comfort and create an optimal learning environment for young swimmers. We are located in northern Dallas County to serve the communities of North Dallas, University Park, Highland Park and Lake Highlands. We joined the community in 2005.

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.

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Schedule and Pricing

  • Summer 2019
  • Daily Lessons
  • Fall Semester


Once A Week Lessons for 12 Weeks
Fully Guaranteed!

Swim Lessons (1:4 ratio):
$275.16 full semester*
$22.93 per class

Swim Team:
$335.16 full semester*
$27.93 per class

*Monthly payment plans available.

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Ten Daily Lessons for 2 Weeks
Fully Guaranteed!

Swim Lessons (1:4 ratio):
$249.30 per session
$24.93 per class

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FALL 2019 – Start Swimming September 1st

Once A Week Lessons for 18 Weeks
Fully Guaranteed!

Swim Lessons (1:4 ratio):
$412.74 full semester*
$25.07 per class

Swim Team:
$504.74 full semester*
$30.07 per class

*Monthly payment plans available.

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posted Jul12

Summer 2019 Make-Up Lessons

Sunday: 9:30 am
Monday: 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am
Wednesday: 7:15 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm

Ages 2 and up:

Sunday: 9:30 am
Monday: 9:00 am & 7:15 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
Saturday: 1:15 pm

$5.00 fee for each make-up class
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posted Sep1

Sunday Swim Lessons!

Emler offers Sunday swim lessons from 11:00-3:00pm at its Dallas-Preston Forest today, stop by, or Enroll Now to register!

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director Lauren Berry

Lauren Berry

Lauren has loved the water ever since she was a little girl. Having grown up in Arizona, she spent much of her time in the pool with her friends (pretending to be mermaids). As a result, her parents put an emphasis on water safety and enrolled her in lessons at a young age. Lauren has been able to share her love of the water and passion for water safety through her career with Emler Swim School. Shorty after she graduated in 2015 from University of North Texas (Go Eagles!) with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology, she applied for Emler’s MIT program and started working at the Allen location. Thanks to the program and her fabulous mentors, Lauren was able to promote to Customer Service manager and worked at both the Austin-Westlake and Firewheel locations in that role. Lauren loves serving customers and building relationships and is excited to do so on an even larger scale in her role as Site Director at the Dallas – Preston Forest location.

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Q+A with Lauren

What is the best part about working for Emler every day?

I love the children! At the end of the day, I love what I do because of our swimmers. They put a smile on my face and make work fun! It is so incredible to watch them grow and progress in their lessons. There is nothing more rewarding than teaching a child a life-saving skill!

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I am passionate about inspiring and leading a team. I love helping individual employees find their “why”. When you know why you do what you do, it gives you a sense of purpose and drives you to be the best version of yourself that you can be!

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

When I was about 4 years old, I took lessons in my grandma’s pool with a lady from our church. She was so sweet and patient! I don’t recall ever being afraid of the water and loved to swim on the very bottom of the pool. I distinctly remember when she taught me how to float on my back–I had the hardest time being still!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

During my second semester of teaching at Emler, I had a Preschool Beginners student who was absolutely petrified by the idea of swimming without flotation. Although she loved being in the water, she had initially progressed a little more slowly than some of the other students because she was so nervous. One day, she gathered up her courage and decided she was ready to try swimming 5 feet without equipment and, of course, she did it! We had the biggest celebration for her! I was so proud of her that the moment brought tears to my eyes.

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

I was very shy as a child and being in the spotlight was my worst nightmare! My little sister, who is seven years younger than I am, is the exact opposite and loves the stage. She had a solo in her kindergarten production and as I was watching her I thought to myself “I have a song in my heart too!” The next day, I overcame my fear and I tried out for the talent show at school and made it! After that, I continued to learn music and can play the violin, piano, and ukelele. I stayed involved in choir through high school and qualified for All Region as a Soprano all four years!

Nichelle Curtis

Nichelle Curtis

Aquatic Director

Q+A with Nichelle

Why do you love working with kids?

They always have so much energy, they can be hilariously funny with no intention to be. I love that I can provide a life-saving skill and foster their love of swimming!

What do you enjoy outside of working at Emler?

I enjoy being with my family, friends and my dog Red!

Jarrod Ross

Jarrod Ross

Lead Deck Manager

Q+A with Jarrod

Why do you love working with kids?

Kids are so much fun and so funny and I love to see them reach their goals.

What do you enjoy outside of working at Emler?

Spending time with my wife and my one-year-old baby girl.

Kerin Teich

Kerin Teich

Lead Master Teacher

Q+A with Kerin

Why do you love working with kids?

I love working with kids because I love seeing little people discover the world in their own way and helping them learn the ropes.

What do you enjoy doing outside of Emler?

I love to grow plants, indoor and out, gardening and yard work.

Elena Purrington

Elena Purrington


Q+A with Elena

Why do you love working with kids?

I love working with kids because I can help them conquer their fears and be a positive part of their growth process.

What do you enjoy outside of working at Emler?

I like exploring Dallas with my dog Leo.

Judy Bishop

Judy Bishop

Customer Service Manager