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Staff Spotlight: Four Questions with Jen Hylton

August 17, 2016

1. What brought you to Emler Swim School? After graduating high school I started looking for job opportunities to help get me through college. After a few weeks of “dead ends” my friend, Leslie Wolfe, suggested I come interview at Emler. She would be leaving for Texas Tech and knew that they would need someone… Read more

Letter to Jan Emler from former teacher Sophia McKenzie

August 17, 2016

April 30, 2016 Dear Jan, I am writing to show my gratitude for creating a company that has made such an impact on my life and helped to shape the person I am today. Fifteen years ago, I started working as a swim instructor at the Colleyville location; I worked there for five years (from… Read more

Bringing Swim Safety to Sachse with New Emler Location

August 12, 2016

Emler Swim School is proud to announce the grand opening for its newest location at 4 p.m., August 20, located at 5250 Highway 78, Suite 980 in Sachse, Texas. An official ribbon-cutting will kick off the event, followed by the highly-anticipated Munchkin Olympics. Approximately 100 children ranging in age from three-months- to three-years-old are anticipated… Read more

Letter from an Emler Grandparent: Emler Saved My Granddaughter

July 10, 2016

July 10, 2016 Here’s a story I’m so happy to tell. My seven-year-old granddaughter took swim lessons at the Plano Emler Swim School with Sara Burek being the coach, starting when she was about two years old. Today I don’t have to worry as much when she’s in the pool. I watch her closely still,… Read more

How Swimming Can Protect Your Child from CTE

March 29, 2016

by Megan McDaniel On Wednesday the NFL officially acknowledged that CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, can be caused by contact sports and that a large number of current and former athletes suffer from the disease. CTE is a degenerative brain disease which has been associated with depression, dementia, and memory loss. CTE is caused by… Read more

Bullying at the Pool

September 19, 2014

I know there is more than one way to teach a child to swim. However, there are some swim lesson programs, I’ve been observing for years which cause me to cringe every time I see them.  Their techniques simply involve letting go of babies on top of the water and allowing them to sink underwater… Read more

Keeping Swimmers in Hot Water

February 1, 2014

Last night I turned on the bath water in the tub. I had inadvertently filled the tub with only cold water. By submerging one hand and half way up to my elbow in that cold water, to pull the plug, I reacted with shivering for a few moments afterwards. It brought back memories of teaching… Read more

It’s Tough to Become a Teacher at Emler

January 3, 2014

Recently a family friend asked my advice about which teacher I would recommend for their child at Emler Swim School. After I thought about it for a moment, I realized that I could honestly recommend any of them! It occurred to me that most people have no idea how careful we are when we hire… Read more

A Mother’s 4th of July Story

August 24, 2013

A mother who brings her sons to Emler Swim School shared her story of a Close Call for her two year old son, Max. Here is what happened in her words. “It was the 4th of July, and we were visiting our friends’ new house in McKinney with a pool. We’d made an American flag… Read more