Our Team

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    Alex Schuchardt Owner
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    Alex Schuchardt Owner

    Alex is an owner of Goldfish Swim School - Gilbert with his wife Dana Schuchardt. Alex has a passion of helping others and making sure we strive as a team to give you the Golden experience. Alex joined his wife on the Goldfish team in 2019 and has been an amazing partner to work with. The Schuchardt's also had a blessing added to their lives with welcoming their baby girl, Weston, in 2020! Alex and Dana are SO excited to open Goldfish Swim School in Arizona, where they have been residing since 2019.

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    Dana Schuchardt Owner
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    Dana Schuchardt Owner

    Dana could not be more excited about opening Goldfish Swim School - Gilbert! As a new mom, lover of the water and a lifelong swimmer, she feels it is so important for children to learn this essential life skill, AND to have fun while doing it!

    Dana grew up in Birmingham, MI where she was first introduced to swimming at age 4. Her love for the sport developed quickly and continued on throughout college, where she was an NCAA All-American, 2-time Olympic Trial Qualifier and the 2011 captain of the University of Arizona women's swim team.

    After college, Dana relocated to California following a marketing career in the wine business. In 2016, she was ready to get back to her roots and pursue new and exciting opportunities. As an Owner of two Goldfish Swim School's, Dana has the chance to combine her passion for swimming and children, with her background in Business Marketing and Brand Management. She and her husband, Alex, are looking forward to welcoming you and your little ones to the Goldfish family this Summer!

    Related Accomplishments: 16-time High School Swimming State Champion, NCAA National Champion – University of Arizona, 2008, 2-time NCAA All-American, University of Arizona Swim Team Captain, 2011, 4-time Pac12 Conference All-Academic, 2-time Olympic Trial Qualifier, 2004, 2008, Olympic Trial 17th Place Finisher, 100 Butterfly, 2008

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    Lindy Lunkenheimer General Manager
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    Lindy Lunkenheimer General Manager

    Lindy is excited to join the Goldfish Swim School – Gilbert team as General Manager! Growing up near the water in Alabama, she learned to swim at a young age and feels it is important for other children to have fun and be safe in and around the water.

    Lindy developed a love for sports and fitness as a young child and this continued through college as a basketball player. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Exercise Science and feels swimming is an ideal activity for children to stay active – and safe – all while having fun!

    After college, Lindy lived across the country working with college students in the areas of fitness, wellness, and aquatics. She has a passion for motivating and encouraging others to stay active and have fun! After fifteen years of working in higher education, Lindy decided to honor her love of the water and joined Goldfish Swim School – Gilbert as General Manager

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    Sarah Baxter Assistant Manager
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    Sarah Baxter Assistant Manager

    Sarah gained a love for swimming at a young age and even swam competitively for over 10 years! She competed in the Junior Olympics (WOW!) and was captain of her varsity swim team! She has taught swim lessons previously and is SO excited to be joining the Goldfish family to continue working with kiddos!

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    Mr. Jake Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Mr. Jake Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Mr. Jake was born in Kazakhstan! Growing up he swam competitively for 2 years and he loves to play the drums!

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    Ms. Grace Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ms. Grace Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ms. Grace lived in Washington State for 7 years before moving to AZ! She loves penguins owls and dogs! Ms. Grace is also very passionate about being kind and becoming a role model for all of her swimmers!

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    Ms. Hope Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ms. Hope Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ms. Hope has lived in 3 different states and has attended 8 different schools! She has 8 half siblings and has also swam with dolphins in the Bahamas!

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    Ms. Jay Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ms. Jay Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ms. Jay is a special education teacher and a photographer! She loves paddle boarding and kayaking, and, most importantly, Ms. Jay LOVE LOVE LOVES to swim!

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    Ms. Katherine Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ms. Katherine Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ms. Katherine is an aerialist, but we can call her our circus performer! She loves mermaids so much that she bought a swimmable mermaid tail a few years ago! Ms. Katherine is currently learning to speak Dutch so she can speak fluently with her friend who lives in the Netherlands!

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    Ms. Kira Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ms. Kira Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ms. Kira's family has two goldfish among numerous other types of fish! She has been swimming competitively since the 6th grade and is so happy to be both a lifeguard and swim instructor at Goldfish. Ms. Kira currently attends West ASU and is studying forensic science!

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    Ms. Sierra Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ms. Sierra Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ms. Sierra loved photography so much that she does is as a hobby and also has a side business! She has been a competitive swimmer since she was 8 years old! Ms. Sierra also has 2 dogs, Willis (a german shepherd/pit bull mix) and Val (a cane corse/great dane)!

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    Ms. Taeya Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ms. Taeya Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ms. Taeya loves crystals, she collects them and even wears some on necklaces! Taeya was adopted at birth and has 4 siblings, 2 half siblings and 2 step siblings!

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    Ms. Sarah Front Desk Representative
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    Ms. Sarah Front Desk Representative

    Ms. Sarah loves stingrays SO much! She fell in love with the water at a young age and she can't wait to greet  you and your family as you walk into Goldfish!

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    Ms. Tara Front Desk Representative
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    Ms. Tara Front Desk Representative

    Ms. Tara is the 5th of 10 siblings in her family (7 girls and 3 boys)! She is terrified of birds but loves fish! Ms. Tara also broke her pinky toe in the 6th grade - Ouch!

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    Mr. Zachary Deck Supervisor
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    Mr. Zachary Deck Supervisor

    Mr. Zach is a musician! He has played in several bands and he loves to jam with his friends! Mr. Zach has not only visited Japan, but he also speaks Japanese and loves to watch anime! He also loves to dress his dog up in silly costumes!

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    Ms. Bethany Deck Supervisor
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    Ms. Bethany Deck Supervisor

    Ms. Bethany is a NCAA Division 1 swimmer at the university of Nebraska-Omaha! Her favorite superhero is Captain America and her favorite animals are sea otters!

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    Ms. Erica Deck Supervisor
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    Ms. Erica Deck Supervisor

    Ms. Erica has an undergraduate degree in musical theatre performance! She has 11 nieces and nephews! Ms. Erica also has two webbed toes on each foot! We are convinced this makes her part fish and fast in the water!

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