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Emler Swim School of Flower Mound

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Emler Flower Mound is in the northern DFW metroplex, serving the communities of Flower Mound, Lewisville, Trophy Club, Argyle, Highland Village, Coppell, Roanoke and Lake Dallas. We’re located off of Long Prairie Rd. next door to WinKids.

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Schedule and Pricing

  • Summer 2020


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are you doing to keep everyone safe and healthy?

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.

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.

Do parents or children have to wear masks in the pool?

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.

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.

director Ian Bush

Ian Bush

Ian started his career with Emler in March of 2017, joining the Flower Mound team as Aquatic Director. A little more than a year later, he accepted the position of Site Director at his home location. Ian developed a love for water at an early age. After taking swimming lessons, Ian became a competitive swimmer at the age of 8, and continued to swim until graduating high school as the varsity team captain. He attended Oral Roberts University and studied Social Studies Education, wanting to find a career with the opportunity to touch the lives of students. Ian was able to merge his two passions – swimming and teaching – when he found Emler Swim School! He now lives in Flower Mound with his wife and 2 year-old daughter (who also takes lessons at Emler Swim School!).

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Q+A with Ian

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

Getting to help students and staff alike to reach their goals is the most satisfying experience of my professional career. Words cannot describe the joy it gives me to see someone succeed at a new skill!

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I work hard to make sure my staff are always supported and feel valued. I think my team would say that they feel this commitment day-to-day. My job is to make their jobs great!

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

My favorite thing was seeing how deep I could go! Picking up toys from the bottom was a fun challenge.

What is a favorite memory you have about working with us at Emler?

In my first month of working for Emler, I helped a 3 year-old girl who had never attended swimming lessons and was crying out of fear. Over the following 30 minutes, we played together, practiced our kicking, and ultimately had a great first lesson! It still warms my heart to think about the impact I was able to have on their family.

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

I have always been afraid of heights, but my dad loved going to Six Flags and riding roller coasters. I always refused to get on them, but when my friends started teasing me, I got on the Judge Roy Scream for the first time. I think I rode it about 6 times that night before the park closed. Now I love high places!

Callie Smith

Callie Smith

Customer Service Manager

Q+A with Callie

Why do you love working with kids?

I am basically a 5-year-old, trapped in the body of an adult. I love how accepting and judge free children are, especially when I am being wild and silly.

What do you enjoy outside of working at Emler?

When I am not working I enjoy being outside. Rather that is hiking with my dog or bird watching at dawn, anytime I am outside in nature I am in my happy place.

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