Emler Fort Worth serves the communities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Benbrook, Aledo, Burleson, White Settlement and Weatherford. We’re located in Ajax Plaza, west of Bryant Irvin on the service road of Highway 183. We joined the community in 2015.
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Marcus grew up in California and came to Emler Swim School in July 2019. Having grown up at the pool, Marcus played water polo and swam competitively from age 5 through college. He even spent some time training with the Olympic development water polo teams. So you can say he has a love for the water and a love for learning to be safe around it. Pryor to joining the Emler family, Marcus was an Associate Pastor at a church in Bakersfield California. His duties there put him in charge of family ministries. He loves working with kids and families and he is excited to be part of a team teaching the importance of water safety.
Marcus is married to his best friend Jill and together they have three children, Isabella, Cade and Sydney. When Marcus isn’t at the pool he loves spending time with his family and watching sports.
Here at Emler we love kids! The same is true for me. Coming into work and seeing all the kids learning to swim with all of our great teachers is definitely the best part of being part of the Emler family.
I love having fun! I love providing an environment that the staff loves coming into. I also what to make sure that our families feel like they are truly part of the greater Emler family. If I am accomplishing that, then I can say I am a great Site Director.
Some of the best memories I have from swim lessons are of my teacher Miss Melody. She was so much fun and I loved going to swim lessons. My hope is that you have that experience here at Emler.
I think the one that comes to mind is my first day out of training. I had a student that was so fearful of the water and nervous about having a new teacher. but throughout the class he helped my find all the fishies that I had lost in the pool. By the end of the lesson we were having so much fun and all of my fish had been found!
I think the one memory I can think of is when I first went to Disneyland as a kid. I had a great fear of clowns or anyone that dressed in costume. So you can imagine my fear when I found out I was in line to meet Mickey Mouse. I was terrified. My mom did her best to calm me down but it wasn’t working. But the Mickey escort came up to me and talked to me about how much fun it would be to see his house and walked with me through Mickey’s house. She showed me all the cool things that were in it. By the time I got to Mickey I forgot that I was afraid. My hope is that our teachers provide that same type of care for your kids who might be a little nervous about the pool on their first day.
I enjoy being a leader at my church, spending time with family, and playing with my two puppies.