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.
Safety has always been and will continue to be #1 at Emler. We’re doing what we’ve always done – followed or exceeded all local, state and federal guidelines – to protect not just your family but our employees as well.
We’re using CDC recommended cleaning products to wipe the facility every 30 minutes, and making hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available. Instructors are wearing face shields in the pool, and we are requiring all adults out of the water to wear face coverings over their mouths and noses. Kids are not required to wear masks in the pool but those over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear them while they are not in a lesson.
We are allowing only one caretaker to accompany each little fishy, and chairs in the observation room and on the pool deck are spaced 6 feet apart. Employees are monitoring traffic in and out of the building to remind people about social distancing. Plus, we are taking staff temperatures within 5 minutes of the beginning of a shift. There is more information on our Health & Safety Protocols page.
Yes, it’s safe to be in pools! According to the CDC, there is no evidence that the coronavirus can spread through properly maintained pools. We’ve always valued health and safety, which is why we already had a top-of-the-line purification system with UV lights that kills and inactivates viruses and bacteria in addition to using proper chlorine levels. Every Emler pool meets or exceeds CDC health standards. Plus, our leading-edge air filtration systems replace stale air from the facility with fresh air 8 times per hour.
No one has to wear a mask in the water. Masks in the water are unsafe, which is why we would never require them. Plus, masks are ineffective when they’re wet. Our instructors instead wear face shields in the water.
All adults, including employees and caretakers, out of the water are required to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths. Kids are not required to wear a mask out of the water. However, children over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear a covering over their mouth and nose when entering and exiting the building or if they are not actively participating in a lesson.
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.
Austin Mullins became the new Site Director for the Allen location in June 2018, but he’s far from new to Emler Swim School. Born and raised in Dallas, Austin took lessons as a child at Emler Swim School, and later swam competitively in high school and college. His background in working with children and in aquatics began with jobs as a lifeguard and pool manager for the City of Dallas and as a DJ at White Rock Skate Center. He began teaching at our Preston Forest location during college, ultimately reaching the positions of Master Teacher and Deck Manager before returning to his studies. In 2016, Austin joined the Emler management team as the Aquatic Director for the Dallas – Preston Forest location. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
I am very fortunate to work with people who share the same passion that I do for teaching and keeping children safe. From my experience, each location has very strong team dynamics which makes all the difference for me in terms of job satisfaction.
Having a strong aquatics background and a thorough understanding of Emler’s policies and philosophies, I am able to share my experience and knowledge with my team while fostering great customer service.
My childhood swimming experience did not start off so well! I fell into a pool at a family party when I was three years old, and was fortunate that someone quickly pulled me out of the water. When I eventually started taking lessons, my most fond memory was learning how to properly perform the breaststroke at Emler Swim School and receiving my Advanced Swimmer certificate!
I’ve found that the three year-old swimmers are the most imaginative students with the biggest hearts. Once they overcome their fear of water, you’re basically their best friend. Receiving hand drawn cards and pictures remains one of my favorite memories – and I occasionally still receive some to this day!
After having that scare in a pool when I was three years old, I was not ready to begin swimming again for a few years. I remember being very anxious about swim lessons, but I picked up the skills very quickly and I’ve loved the water ever since!
Every day is a new adventure with kiddos, especially when you get to participate in the best 30 minutes of their day. The special connections you make with families you see each week are priceless. I absolutely LOVE when kiddos come in and need to show me their new towel or swimsuit, or possibly have an achievement from school to share with their teacher. You are able to make genuine connections with the little humans that come into your life every day.
When I’m not working you can usually find me on doing something with my family, my husband and my bonus babies keep me super busy! We may spend time swimming at my parents house if the season is right or sitting around a fire at my in-laws. There’s always something fun going on when you have a large and local family.
Children know no boundaries and therefore can accomplish anything! Some of them are extremely scared when they first join us but by the end, they are swimming like little fish, it is the best thing in the world, knowing that you were able to make a little bit of a difference.
I love spending time with my family and our puppies. If we are not watching a sporting event for one of our girls, we are all outside exploring new places and activities.