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Emler Swim School of Frisco – West

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Emler Swim School West Frisco will open in June, just in time for the Summer swim semester. We’re excited to serve the communities of Frisco, Little Elm, The Colony and Hackberry.

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director Melanie Herb

Melanie Herb

Melanie grew up in Keller, Texas and started working at Emler part-time as a teacher and Customer Service Representative. While attending college in East Texas, Melanie returned to work during holiday breaks and summers. Following her graduation, she started working full-time as the Assistant Customer Service Manger at the Plano location in 2014. She was soon promoted to Customer Service Manager in Allen later that year. Melanie began her role as Site Director at Allen in 2018, and had the opportunity to open our West Frisco location. Melanie holds a degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler.

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Q+A with Melanie

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

I love getting to know our families and building relationships with them each day. I also really enjoy the opportunity I have to motivate and mentor my team; it is so fun to see my staff learning and developing in all of their roles.

What do you believe makes you a great site director?

I make everyone’s Emler experience one they won’t forget. I welcome families with warmth and enthusiasm, and spend time talking with them. I build relationships with all of my staff and help support them daily while teaching or working at the front desk.

Share a childhood memory about your experience with swim lessons.

I actually took swim lessons at Emler when I was little and my sister and I were in the same class. I was more timid than she was, but it was neat that she was always there to encourage me. After swim classes, it was a family tradition to get ice cream, which is probably where my love of ice cream was developed!

What favorite memory do you have from working at Emler?

My favorite memory was when my birthday fell on the first Saturday of a new semester. My management team went above and beyond to celebrate my birthday. As a treat, they had my favorite kind of donuts when I walked in the facility that morning. The Deck Managers had all the swimmers and teachers sing “Happy Birthday” to me while I was on the pool deck. The parents were even wishing me a happy birthday when they were leaving. It was a birthday I will never forget!

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

It took a long time for me to feel comfortable speaking in front of groups. When I was approximately in the fifth grade, I had to sing a solo in front of my entire school. It was the most terrifying thing I have ever done. In spite of my fear, I got up there and sang the solo, and was so proud of what I had accomplished.