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Emler Swim School of Southlake

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We are located in northern Tarrant county to offer swim lessons to the cities of Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Westlake and Keller. You will find us inside the 280 Sports Complex behind the QT, off of Southlake Blvd. near the intersection of 114. We joined the community in 2009.

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

Pricing varies depending upon the class you choose, when you sign up and how you choose to pay. There are three easy ways to determine your fees.

  1. You can login to the parent portal. Go to emlerswimschool.com and click on the Log In button in the upper right corner. Prompts will take you through the enroll and pay process. Pricing will populate in the Cart for your review before you add a payment method.
  2. You can click HERE to fill out the New Swimmer Registration Form. Someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours to answer all your questions.
  3. Call 855-232-2006 to speak with an Emler Enrollment Expert.

Got Questions?  Join us for one of our LIVE online 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.

Learn more about Pricing and Payments by visiting the FAQs page on our website.


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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posted May15

Pool Parties

Come party with us in our year-round heated pool!

Emler Swim School offers an amazing weatherproof venue for kid’s parties and events! We offer three different pool party plans for you to choose from that will best fit the vision you have in mind for your event.

Ask your location for available party dates & times - or request more information here: BOOK A SWIM PARTY 


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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

How can I learn more about swim lessons?

You can get in touch with us in many different ways – call 855-232-2006, fill out this form or sit in on a virtual live information session that guarantees there won't be any phone tag. We host them on Zoom at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central, Monday through Thursday. You can have your camera turned on or off, whatever you're most comfortable with! Sign up here.

director Dennis Pawelski

Dennis Pawelski

Dennis Pawelski was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After college, Dennis moved to Orlando, Florida, where he worked as a Guest Engagement Manager for 11 years at a Resort and Waterpark. It was in May 2018 that Dennis moved to the DFW area and began working for Emler Swim School. He began as the Aquatics Director and was promoted to Site Director in April 2019.

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Q+A with Dennis

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

The best part of working for Emler is that I get to work with kids each and every day. There is no greater joy than seeing a child’s excitement when they learn new things and the fact that I get to be a part of that is an absolute privilege.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

My passion for people and bringing out the best in them is what I feel makes me a great site director. I love nothing more than to develop team members into the very best version of themselves and then watch them succeed.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

My parents always called me a fish. They put me through swim lessons at the age of 4 and said that ever since, they couldn’t get me out of the water. As a child, I had my parents take me to the pool every day in summer. I loved diving for rings and pennies, and was obsessed with finding the pennies my dad used to throw in the pool. As I got older, swimming became a passion and led me to join competitive club teams – including my high school team – on which I swam all 4 years of high school.

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

There are too many, but if I have to share just one it would be the first time that I helped a child overcome his fear of the water. It was probably about 6 weeks into my career here at Emler. I had a student who screamed and cried from the time he entered the pool room until his mom simply gave up and took him home. His mom called the facility the next day and asked to talk to a manager. When I got on the phone, she told me he was just too scared, and she didn’t think it was a good idea to bring him back anymore. I shared with her the “magic” of week 3, and how I would be happy to spend one-on-one time with him, working to make this a fun experience for him. She agreed, and a few days later she brought him in. I met them in the observation room, then told him that I needed his help catching all the dinosaurs in pool. When he looked in the pool, he saw 7 dinosaurs sitting on turtles throughout the water. I’ll never forget how his eyes lit up and he said, “ok, let’s go get them.” From that day on, he had a new excitement for swimming and has been absolutely amazing in all of his classes.

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

The first time my parents enrolled me in swim lessons, I had an absolute fear of going underwater. I failed my swim test for my first set of lessons because I wouldn’t let the teacher take me underwater. My parents were extremely frustrated and disappointed. After several sets of lessons along with my parents’ hard work and encouragement that they believed I could do it, I finally decided to be brave, make them proud, and go underwater. Ever since, I believe I have found a home in the water!

Cambria Smith

Cambria Smith

Operations Manager

Q+A with Cambria

Why do you love working with kids?
I love working with kids because the pure joy that they get when they see you just warms my heart and I love to teach them new things and watch them grow in their knowledge of water safety.
What do you enjoy outside of working at Emler?
The best part of working at Emler is the fact that when I come into work, it never feels like work. I love the culture and everyone working here, it feels like a family and a home away from home

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