Devan Tovar began her career at Emler Swim School in May of 2013 after graduating from The University of Texas Austin with a degree in Sociology. She accepted the position of Aquatic Director in 2014 after working as a teacher and Manager in Training for the Allen location. Devan was promoted to the Site Director position of Frisco in 2015.
What do you most look forward to about coming to work every day?
The best thing about working at Emler is being surrounded by peers who truly love their job. Everyone on my team is so dedicated to the work that we’re doing and the experiences we have together make our work environment so joyful!
You’re modest, but honestly, tell us what is it about you that makes you a great site director?
I love mentoring the managers on my team. Emler as a company does a fantastic job with professional development and I very much enjoy working with all levels of management to enhance their careers and skills as a manager.
Share with us a memory from your childhood about your experience with swim lessons.
Where I grew up, we were only offered backyard lessons so we had to wait for Summer to roll around in order to learn to swim. I remember in one of the backyards, there was a diving board and after every lesson, we were allowed to practice diving. I don’t think you could do this anymore! 🙂
What is a favorite memory you have about working with us at Emler?
My favorite memory at Emler is when one of my students told me that for my birthday, her and her dad were going to give me 1 million dollars. He was not on board with the plan but her and I agreed that it was the perfect birthday gift!
Share a memory from your childhood when you were brave and overcame a fear.
When I was little, I was very afraid of riding any type of fast ride or rollercoaster. One time, my grandparents took my cousin and I to a theme park and she wanted to ride a fast spinning ride. I was the older one so I had to be brave and go on it with her but I cannot say I loved it. Although, now, I love the scariest rollercoaster you can find.