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Emler Swim School of Dallas – Walnut Hill

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Our Walnut Hill school is located off of N. Central Expy. and Walnut Hill, serving the communities of Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lake Highlands and Lakewood neighborhoods. We joined the community in the Fall of 2017.

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. There are three easy ways to determine your fees.

  1. You can login to the parent portal. Go to emlerswimschool.com and click on the Log In button in the upper right corner. Prompts will take you through the enroll and pay process. Pricing will populate in the Cart for your review before you add a payment method.
  2. You can 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.
  3. Call 855-232-2006 to speak with an Emler Enrollment Expert.

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.


posted Jan8

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

Are pools safe to swim in during COVID?

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.

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.

director Melissa Callahan

Melissa Callahan

Melissa Callahan joined Emler Swim School as Manager-in-Training in October 2010. Her leadership has influenced many of our locations – as Lead Deck Manager in Allen and Aquatic Director in Southlake, Arlington and Frisco. Melissa’s experience at various schools and successful stint as interim Site Director in Frisco led to her hiring as Site Director at Emler Swim School of Dallas-Walnut Hill. She also holds lifeguard and CPR certification.

“I am so excited to be leading the team at Walnut Hill. It’s a thrill to work for Emler, and I am constantly energized by our students, their family, and our staff. Our commitment to water safety and love of swimming is also my commitment. I get to directly impact lives in North Dallas communities through swimming, and that’s motivating!”

Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology from University of Texas at Arlington in 2007. Her interests include exploring Dallas, finding new local restaurants, travel, photography and listening to music.

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Q+A with Melissa

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

I love that I get to have fun everyday with some of the best people on the planet. Our staff and customers are like an extension of my family. I enjoy watching the children grow in little ways each week, and getting to know their families better. Though the to-do list is always there, I also get to interject play into the everyday moments.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I care deeply about my people and really want to see them succeed. I make myself available to my staff anytime they need me.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I started swimming around 6 months old, and I’ve been swimming ever since. I remember practically living in the pool at my aunt and uncle’s house every summer. When I was 9 or 10, my baby brother started lessons and I begged my mom to take me to lessons again so I could learn all the strokes.

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

My favorite memory involves my pretend fishy in the skimmer basket. One day, I had a student who wouldn’t climb out of the pool after class. I was finally able to encourage her out of the pool by suggesting that she help look for my “fish”. On the pool deck, I had her look into the skimmer basket and as she peered into the little holes, I splashed a little water up through the opening. She thought it was the funniest thing! Her initial facial expression was priceless, as she jumped a little and then erupted into giggles. Every week she would come back to lessons and ask about the fish. Even though we have both switched to a different location, she still asks about the fish to this day.

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

I used to be terrified of public speaking. It’s surprising to me, since I grew up performing in front of large audiences from stage. Any time I had to give a presentation in class, I would become extremely anxious. I don’t think I fully overcame this fear until I had to deliver announcements while working at Emler. Over time, I realized how to make this phobia fun, because I found it was an opportunity to make people laugh.

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