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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.