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Emler Swim School of Allen

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Emler Allen serves the north DFW metroplex communities of Allen, McKinney, Fairview, Parker, Princeton and Lucas. We are conveniently located in Collin County off of Stacy Rd., between Sam Rayburn Tollway and 75 Central. We joined the Allen community in 2013.

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

  • Pricing
Pricing varies depending upon the class you choose, when you sign up and how you choose to pay. However, per lesson prices for classes at this location begin at $30 per lesson. Here are three easy ways to enroll: 
1)  Click HERE to fill out the New Swimmer Registration Form.  Someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours to answer all your questions.
2) Call 855-232-2006 and Press Option 1 to speak with an Emler Enrollment Expert.
3) Login to the parent portal.  Click HERE and then choose your preferred location.  After this, prompts will take you through the enrollment and payment process.

Got Questions?  Join us for one of our LIVE online Information Sessions.  Click HERE to sign up.

Refund Policy

Emler swim lessons are fully guaranteed, and we are committed to delivering a world-class swim lesson and experience. We promise to do whatever it takes to ensure your child achieves the goals of the session in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment. In support of the Emler Guarantee and commitment, Emler continually invests in our facilities and equipment. Likewise, we commit significant resources to training our teachers and staffing each class for the entire semester as well as the next class level in subsequent semesters, so your child has a path to continuous improvement. As a result of these commitments, Emler’s lessons are non-refundable with only ONE exception:

  • Refunds will be issued to any active-duty military customer who requests a refund and provides evidence of permanent change of station (PCS) orders occurring during the registered semester.

Learn more about Pricing and Payments by visiting the FAQs page on our website.

Makeup Lesson Policy


posted Jun12

Swim Stations

Want more time in the pool at Emler to practice swimming? Swim Stations are here for you!

Click HERE to book a Swim Station!

We know that your kiddo loves spending time at the pool at Emler Swim School, and you would love to be able to have more time to practice skills with your child – that’s where Swim Station comes in! You can easily book time in the water  so you and your child can have some one-on-one time in the water together.

This is not a class, and you will not have a teacher there with you – this is just time for you and your child to utilize our year-round heated pools at Emler so you can practice skills together. Please note that it is a requirement for an adult guardian to enter the pool per swimmer during your Swim Station time slot.

Interested in purchasing props to use in the pool for Swim Stations or for your own private use at home? Available by age level, or a la carte! Click here to check out our Props Packages! 

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posted May15

Pool Parties

Come party with us in our year-round heated pool!

Emler Swim School offers an amazing weatherproof venue for kid’s parties and events! We offer three different pool party plans for you to choose from that will best fit the vision you have in mind for your event.

Ask your location for available party dates & times - or request more information here: BOOK A SWIM PARTY 


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Frequently Asked Questions


What are your class ratios?

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.

How can I learn more about swim lessons?

You can get in touch with us in many different ways – call 855-232-2006, fill out this form or sit in on a virtual live information session that guarantees there won't be any phone tag. We host them on Zoom at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central, Monday through Thursday. You can have your camera turned on or off, whatever you're most comfortable with! Sign up here.

How To Prepare Your Kids For a Lifetime of Swimming Safety

1. Start teaching kids water safety early.

Teaching kids to swim needs to happen as early as possible to prevent the risk of accidental drowning. Formal swim lessons result in an 88% reduction in drowning risk for children ages 1 to 4, studies have found, and children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates, according to the CDC. At Emler Swim School, safety is our top priority and why we are so passionate about teaching swim lessons. We want to empower children and their families with the water safety information they need to protect themselves.

2. Teach kids in a supportive environment.

Evidence tells us that children learn best in encouraging, supportive environments. At Emler Swim School, we create a warm, safe atmosphere to help children feel free to explore and try new things that may scare them initially. We know some children find the water daunting and we want to do everything we can not only to help them feel comfortable in the water but also enjoy swimming and playing in the pool.

3. Make swimming lessons fun with positive reinforcement.

Songs, games and playing make-believe are part of the curriculum. Progress is measured and milestones are celebrated, both big and small. Through encouraging words and high-fives during every class, learning to swim is as fun as possible. While safety is our number one priority, students also learn a love for the water.

4. Repetition, repetition, repetition.

Just like any skill or sport, perfect practice makes perfect. In the case of water safety, proper swimming and safety skills become muscle memory. The more a child is doing a specific activity, the more it becomes an instant reaction. If a little one finds themself unexpectedly in water, it is ideal for their instincts and muscle memory to take over without much conscious effort. One of the most popular lesson days at Emler is when the kids jump in the pool with all their clothes on so they know what it feels like to be in water in something other than bathing suits. They then turn around to the wall for a safe exit.

5. Celebrate progress!

Both small and large achievements are celebrated, as mentioned earlier. For some kids, putting their face in the water is a big step forward, so we recognize and applaud this. We have informal and formal ways of marking progress, from showering the little swimmers with praise to providing ribbons of completion at the end of a level. At Emler, swimming is made as fun and rewarding as possible while teaching the basics of water safety so all the kiddos feel confident around water.

director Jessica Harper

Jessica Harper

Jessica is from Galveston, and has lived down near the coast almost her whole life. She has relocated to the DFW area to take on the roll of General Manager for our Allen location. Jessica has been with Emler since 2019 and has loved every moment of it! She hopes to continue to learn and grow with the company. Jessica is married to her amazing husband, and she has three beautiful daughters. Jessica’s family is very much a water family, and one of her daughters says she wants to be an Olympic swimmer! Jessica loves coffee, and collects coffee mugs and tumblers. When Jessica has a quiet moment, she does love reading and writing. Jessica is so excited to help your family be safe in the water!

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Q+A with Jessica

What is the best part about working for Emler every day?What do you believe makes you a great site director?

Seeing the kids in the water, smiling and having fun, is easily the best part. Knowing we are making a difference and an impact in these kids lives is truly amazing to me.

What do you believe makes you a great general manager?

I love what I do. I care about each and every family that swims with us. I want to make sure their kids love the water and are safe in the water. I also care deeply for my staff. I coach and grow them so they can be the best they can be.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I never had formal swimming lessons as a child. My parents took the “throw them in method,” which is not the best. I don’t think I could probably swim until I was in high school and on the swim team!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

One of my favorite memories from working with Emler is when I was working one on one with a scared Aquatot. She had missed a few classes and wasn’t wanting to put her face in the water at all. I hopped into the class to help, and after working with the girl, comforting her and letting her know she was safe and loved, we got her kicking by herself. By the end of the class, she had started putting her face underwater for 3 seconds. I almost cried because I was so excited.

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

Oooh. This is a good one because I was a very scared child. I had a fear of public speaking, but I so badly wanted to be in our fourth-grade Christmas play. I started practicing with my mom at home, and even with friends at school. After a few weeks of practice, I was able to audition without crying! I even got the role of Head Elf. That play definitely sparked my love of theatre.

Shelby Jones

Shelby Jones

Operations Manager

Q+A with Shelby

Why do you love working with kids?

I love working with kids because they never fail to brighten my day and make me laugh!

What do you enjoy doing outside of working at Emler?

Outside of working at Emler, I enjoy cooking, creating art, and spending quality time with my family.

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