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Emler Swim School of Central Frisco – McKinney

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Emler Swim School of Central Frisco – McKinney has been proudly serving the communities of Frisco, The Colony, McKinney and Prosper since 2010. Located in the bustling Preston Stonebrook Center, off of Preston Road and Stonebrook Parkway, we’re conveniently situated in an ever-growing area of Frisco.

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

Once you are ready to enroll and find the class that best fits your schedule.  Either click HERE and fill out the form and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.  Or call 855-232-2006 to speak with an Emler Sales Representative.

Either pay in Full for the entire semester of lessons or make Installment payments.

Installment Plan

The cost* of lessons varies from month to month, depending on how many lessons occur that month, payments process on the 25th of each month.

*plus all applicable fees

We also have private lessons available! Call for more info on private lessons.

Got Questions?  Join us for one of our LIVE on-line 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.



posted Feb14

Make-Up Lesson Dates


Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Saturday, May 1st, 2021


*Please go to the Parent Portal to sign up for class time on the date you plan on attending.*
$5.00 fee for each make-up class
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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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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 Taylor Thompson

Taylor Thompson

I’m married to my beautiful wife Ashley. I have 5 kids – 3 boys and 2 girls ages newborn-12 years old. I was a Combat Paramedic in the Army for several years and did 2 tours to Afghanistan, and then a flight medic after I got out. I continue to hold my Paramedic certifications. I was a pitcher in college for Arizona State University as well as a college basketball player for the University of Alaska Anchorage. I have a degree in Psychology & Music Production. My hobbies include building and racing cars, playing sports, producing music, coaching sports, and traveling when I can. My father was in the Air Force for 32 years as a surgeon so I’ve lived all over the world as a kid. I’ve been to all 50 states and 13 countries between his military service and mine.

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Q+A with Taylor

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

The best part of working for Emler quickly became the children. I have 4 children with a new baby due in June, and nothing is more influential in my life than the personality of a child. We get to shape their life in such an important way, whether it be the confidence to tackle the water or the ability to be safe when around it.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?
Being a great site director to me boils down to your ability to create relationships. I am interested in all of my families and their children. I want the experience at Emler to be something that is so exceptional that it’s talked about outside of their scheduled swim lesson. As a paramedic both in the civilian and military sectors, it was always my job to save lives. I still get to do that for a young person by providing the highest quality teachers that each the best program out there, and that amazes me.
Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.
When I was 10 years old we were in Panama City Beach, Florida and my mom thought it would be a great idea to swim with the dolphins that we could see from the beach. We didn’t know it, but they were a lot further out there than we thought. I had basic swimming skills, but nothing fancy. We quickly realized we were out of our league and some jet skiers had to come and bring us back. After that, it became important that we learn to swim well. We had a family friend that coached a swimming team and in our backyard swimming pool, they taught us some vital skills to be a safer swimmer. Nothing like a traumatic experience to create a necessity! I love that at Emler we create the necessity before the traumatic event!
What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?
Every day is a different day and I love that. My favorite memory was after starting in my new site was when one of the students boldly asked if I was new, and how did I get this job. After explaining my extensive qualifications to this 8-year old I told him I would see him next week. The following week he walked up to me and said,” You are still here! The new job must be going well!” Nothing is more entertaining than children, because what’s on the front of their minds will be spoken. I firmly believe that is where we as parents do the most nurturing, in that we let our children have those thoughts that shape their minds.
Share a childhood memory when you were brave and overcame fear.

My father was a surgeon in the Air Force. As a child, it was hard when he was deployed, just like it was for my kids when I was deployed in the Army. The last thing he would tell me before leaving was to be the man of the house. When I was younger I often was afraid that I wouldn’t live up to that request. As I got older I realized I was more than capable. I remember the fear of being away from my father and feeling like that was my safety net. I was able to get over that fear by using the confidence he had in me. I see that in the children when they attend their first lesson. It’s hard to be away from their parents if they haven’t before, let alone get in a pool with a stranger! And EVERY day I see that fear conquered by the confidence our teachers teach with, and the confidence the parents have in us that we will take care of their child. It’s magic in every lesson.

Nicole Bristow

Nicole Bristow

Operations Manager

Q+A with Nicole

Why do you love working with kids?

Kids are just a special type of human. I think it’s just the coolest thing that we get to be a part of a child’s life when they’re learning and growing the most. We get to be part of their weekly routine and get to teach them a life-saving skill. I always ask myself how I got so lucky to work with all of these awesome kids!

What do you enjoy outside of working at Emler?

I am married and have two giant dogs that I’m obsessed with that take up most of my time. I am also a wedding photographer as my side hustle.