Our Team

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    Lincoln and Darby Walden Owner
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    Lincoln and Darby Walden Owner

    Lincoln and Darby Walden are the owners of Goldfish Swim School - Franklin, the first Goldfish Swim School in the state of Tennessee, opening in the spring of 2019! Originally from Middletown, Ohio, Lincoln attended Southern Methodist University in Texas, where he swam competitively. After graduation, Lincoln moved to Chicago to pursue a career in the stock market, where he eventually met his wife Darby, a Hollins University grad from Clarksville, Tennessee. Together, the couple have three young boys, all of whom have attended Goldfish Swim School to become safer in and around water. After seeing firsthand the unique environment and the extraordinary results their children had at Goldfish, the Walden’s knew right away that they wanted to be a part of the Golden Experience. With Lincoln’s competitive swim background, and Darby’s passion for group fitness, the Walden’s were ready to dive in! And after spending 20+ years living in the big city of Chicago, Lincoln and Darby were ready for a change of pace for their family. Inspired by the quality of life further south - along with the perk of a little more country music! – the couple decided to bring Goldfish Swim School back to Darby’s homestate! With a shiver-free pool, confidence-building curriculum and small class sizes (max of 4 students to every instructor!), the Walden’s are so excited to bring what they firmly believe is the best kept secret in water safety and swim lessons to Tennessee!

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    Bri Schaab Assistant General Manager
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    Bri Schaab Assistant General Manager

    MEET OUR ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER! Bri Schaab has an extensive swimming background starting as an instructor when she was 14, working at the YMCA, coaching swim teams, and life guarding/managing at the water parks at Disney World! Bri makes an awesome Assistant GM because of her attention to detail and her leadership abilities. She’s pumped to bring her experience to Goldfish, and can’t wait to meet you all. Make sure to give her five the next time you see her!

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    Kyle Prock Sales and Service Manager
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    Kyle Prock Sales and Service Manager

    MEET OUR SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER! Kyle Prock couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Goldfish Family! She graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Business and a minor in Graphic Design, which makes her a huge asset to our Marketing team! After registering her two daughters (4 and 1), she knew this was the place for her to share her gifts with the Goldfish Family. Give her a big high five when you see her next!