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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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!).
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!
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!
My favorite thing was seeing how deep I could go! Picking up toys from the bottom was a fun challenge.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Truthfully, I couldn’t imagine having a job where I don’t work with kids! I truly believe that kids are heavily shaped by the experiences and the people they meet in their youth. I try every day to help create an environment that a kid will receive unconditional affirmation that will help them grow and appreciate their uniqueness.
I grew up playing competitive baseball and had a short stint as a professional boxer, so I still love to be physically active; although my body and wife would encourage me to slow down! You may also find me irresponsibly camping out for any amazing SyFy movie that releases.