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Emler Swim School of Austin – Anderson Mill

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Our Anderson Mill location is off Highway 183 and Anderson Mill Rd. in north Austin beside the Austin Aquarium. We opened the first Anderson Mill school in 2003, but in 2015 moved to a location with more visibility and easier access a mile down the road. We’re proud to serve the communities of northwest Austin, Round Rock and Cedar Park.

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 2020


Call or fill out the registration form to inquire about schedule and pricing – our dedicated staff is ready to get you signed up today!

*Monthly payment plans available.

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director Darcy Williams

Darcy Williams

Darcy loves children! At the age of 10, she completed her first Safe Sitter course and started babysitting. In elementary school, Darcy began playing volleyball and softball. Her love of playing these sports continued throughout her academic career, and even extended to coaching! Given her athleticism and skill, she earned college scholarships to play both sports. After earning a degree in Business Education from Oakland City University, Darcy taught high school for 7 years in Kentucky and Indiana. Darcy moved to Texas in September 2008. She began her career with Emler in 2014 as a Customer Service Manager, and was then promoted to Site Director in the fall of 2017.

Darcy’s fun-loving nature means she’ll usually answer in Disney Princess song form when asked a question. Since she’s generally viewed as “everyone’s mom”, her team has lovingly given her the nickname of Momoana (instead of Moana).

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Q+A with Darcy

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

My favorite part of coming to work is getting to talk with the parents, play with the children and show love to our staff.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

What makes me a great site director is my genuine care/concern/love for the people in this building.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

As a first birthday gift to my nephew, I purchased swim lessons for him. In Indiana at the time, only the local YMCA offered lessons. I still have the photo of the two of us on his first day of lessons!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

My daughter’s fifth birthday party was held here at Emler. My favorite memory was to watch her swim freely, comfortably and safely! The huge relief of seeing her swimming that day made the experience of what we do here at Emler so much more personal!

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

When I was 8, I learned how to skate since it was very popular with the boys in our neighborhood. I had pretty good balance, but there was one time that I fell off the skateboard as I was going down a big hill. I hit my head on the concrete, and an ambulance rushed me to the hospital. I ended up being fine, but the doctors advised my parents to monitor me for concussion. The next week, I was back on a skateboard again, trying to move past my nervousness!

Lisa Collier-Allen

Lisa Collier-Allen

Customer Service Manager

Q+A with Lisa

Why do you love working with kids?
I love to hear the way they think and how they see the world. They can give you a new perspective on life and it can be eye-opening.
I love the challenge of helping a child who might be fearful or nervous during lessons find that bravery to conquer their fears. Nothing feels more rewarding than those high fives after a lesson when they put their eyes in or swam the distance of the pool the first time.
Every day working with kids is a good day.
What do you enjoy doing outside of Emler?

I love hanging out with my own two crazy girls, my husband, and our dog. I also love to cross stitch and crochet…and cake…I love cake.

Kiera Wallner

Kiera Wallner


Q+A with Kiera

Why do you love working with kids?

They honestly just bring so much joy to my life! They are unapologetically themselves, they say the silliest things, and the way they look at the world is so beautiful.

What do you like to do outside of Emler?

My husband and I love to watch TV together and try out new restaurants. I love to read and to sew my own clothing!

Kalie Wane

Kalie Wane

Aquatic Director

Q+A with Kalie

Why do you love working with kids?

I love working with children because they’re so loving. Who doesn’t love getting hugs every day?! The joy and laughter they bring into my daily life is priceless.

What do you enjoy doing outside of Emler?

I love painting, being outdoors, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.