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Emler Swim School of Plano

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Emler Plano is centrally located to serve Plano in the neighborhoods of Preston Cove, Turnberry Village Riverbend North, Gleneagles, Willow Bend, and Wyndemere. We are conveniently off of Preston Rd. at the intersection of W Park Blvd. and Ohio Dr. We joined the Plano community in 1998.

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director Amanda Ware

Amanda Ware

Originally from Odessa, Texas, Amanda Ware graduated from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech with a degree in Business Administration. In 2011, she moved to DFW with her husband and two dogs. Amanda began her career with Emler Swim School in the Fall of 2013 as the Customer Service Manager in Southlake. In March of 2014, became the Site Director at Emler Swim School of Preston Forest. Prior to joining the Emler team, her background included retail sales and operations management. With a passion for working with kids and providing extraordinary customer service, Amanda found a perfect home at Emler Swim School. “The best part about working at Emler is that I get to make a difference in the lives of children! I have always dreamed of a career where I could use my leadership skills, help others and have fun all at the same time. Seeing children grow and succeed is so rewarding, and that is what I get to do every day!”

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Q+A with Amanda

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

Working with my amazing staff and mentoring them to provide an exceptional and quality product.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I think my high standards, and ability to empathize in any situation. I was raised to have a very open mind, and I think it helps me adapt to new situations quickly. I think people work really hard for their money and want to make sure that our product is worth every penny.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

Unfortunately, I had a very bad experience with swim lessons as a child. I learned how to swim at a much older age because of it. This experience has fueled my mission to make sure kids learn to swim in a safe and loving environment. I see myself in any child that may be afraid and want to make sure they have fun!! This loving environment is what made me so impressed with Emler Swim School. I hear parents all the time say, “I wish something like this was around when I learned how to swim”. Me too!!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

My favorite memory was when I first started at Emler Swim School. I was still learning and met a little girl that was so scared of the water. I reassured Mom that her teacher was amazing and that we would take it slow with her so she would get comfortable around the water. By the third lesson, the child was happy, and mom was over the moon! She thanked me for encouraging her to stick with it, because she was thinking of quitting. I didn’t really feel like I did much at the time, but after hearing about how mom wanted to stop lessons, I felt like I really made a difference in that child’s life. It is a feeling I will never forget.

Share a childhood memory when you were brave and overcame fear.

By junior high, I learned how to swim enough to survive, but did not push my luck in really deep water. If I jumped in, I could tread water, but would always make sure I was in close proximity to shallow water. My friends and I went to a water park, and they all wanted to go on the zip line. The zip line dropped you in the middle of 12 feet of water. I was so scared but did not want to miss out. I did it and lived to tell the tale!! I was so proud of myself, that I did it like 5 more times!!