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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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posted Oct15

Holiday Hours

To honor all swimmers, staff and their families, Emler Swim School will be closed for the holidays on the following days:


Closed November 22 – 25, 2018


Closed December 23, 2018 – January 5, 2019

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posted Sep24

Fall 2018 Make-Up Lessons

Tuesday: 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am and 5:15 pm
Saturday: 12:30 pm
Ages 2 and up:
Tuesday: 7:15 pm
Wednesday: 5:45 pm
Saturday: 12:30 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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Schedule and Pricing

  • Spring and Summer Prep 2019
  • Summer 2018
  • Fall Early Registration 2018

Spring 2019

Once A Week Lessons:

January 20 – June 8 (20 weeks)

Pre-semester Price Per Class*
Group Lessons: $22.93
Swim Team: $27.93

*Prices increase January 20th

Enroll Now Find the right class


Summer Prep 2019

March 31 – June 8 (10 weeks)

Pre-semester Price Per Class*
Twice a Week Group Lessons: $22.93
Once a Week Group Lessons: $24.93

*Prices increase January 20th

Enroll Now Find the right class

Summer 2018

Once Per Week:  12 Lessons

June 10 – September 1
Guaranteed Results starting at $22.93/Lesson

Daily Lessons:  10 Lessons

Guaranteed Results starting at $24.93/Lesson

June 11 – June 22
June 25 – July 6
July 9 – July 20
July 23 – August 3
August 6 – August 17
August 20 – August 31

Fall Early Registration 2018

Once Per Week:

September 2 – January 19
Monday — Wednesday Classes: 18 Weekly Lessons
Thursday — Saturday Classes: 17 Weekly Lessons

No classes held November 22 – 25 and December 23 – January 5

Enroll Now Find the right class

Pre-semester Price Per Class*
Group Lessons: $22.93
Swim Team: $27.93

*Pricing increases September 2nd

director Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Emily Smith has amassed more than 15 years of experience in business management and finance, leadership, sales procedures, and training and coaching team members.

During high school, she taught at a former Emler Swim School location in Arlington. Emily began her professional career with Emler Swim School as Aquatics Director at the Emler Dallas-Preston Forest location in 2016. Before re-joining the Emler team, she worked as director of operations for Great Educators, administrative assistant with Coastal Equipment Company, general manager at Texas Land & Cattle, and property training manager with The Connor Group.

Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M university with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.

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Q+A with Emily

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

My staff…I love working with my management team, my teachers, and my customer service staff every day here at Emler. They are amazing with our families, and I really enjoy working with them through our training and mentoring programs to continuously improve in everything that we do. We only bring the very best in to our family of Emler employees, and I am proud to work side-by-side with them to teach all of our swimmers how to be exceptional in the water. Go team!

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I think my team likes having me as their site director because it is important to me to really be present at the site and involved in the day-to-day activities at Preston Forest. I want to be available to my families and to my team for whatever they need – and I will never turn down the opportunity to do the right thing for everyone under my roof.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I learned how to swim from a family friend in a backyard pool, and I distinctively remember when I was finally ready to jump off of the diving board – and it was amazing!! It reminds me of the excitement and the joy that our Emler families have when their swimmer gets to go down our big slide for the first time. It’s a big event and a reason to celebrate!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

My favorite memories about working here at Emler have to be that moment when they each figure out that THEY CAN DO IT, THEY CAN SWIM! It is such a rewarding and beautiful moment when our swimmers realize that they can move through the water on their own despite the initial fear or anxiety.

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

I took classical piano lessons for 13 years and actually learned how to read music before I learned how to read! As a young child, I was very nervous about playing in recitals or in competitions, but my teacher – who was also a professor at a local university – was really great about encouraging me and supporting me through each performance. She would attend many of my competitions, waiting in the hallway as I went in to play in front of the judges and then celebrating things with a big hug afterwards. She taught me how to be confident even in moments of stress and how to be proud of my work even if it wasn’t perfect.