Our Team

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    Tommy Philips Owner & Manager
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    Tommy Philips Owner & Manager

    Meet one of our owners, The Philips Family! Born and raised in the area, Tommy is excited to bring the unique experience of Goldfish Swim School to his community! Also pictured is Tommy's wife, Rosily, who loves to explore new restaurants in her free time! Their kiddos Mia and Micah love to try new things and explore the outdoors. Their family is excited for Goldfish because they are passionate about teaching kiddos of the community life long skills of water safety!

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    Ashley Mathew Front Desk Representative
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    Ashley Mathew Front Desk Representative

    Hi everyone, my name is Ashley Mathew and I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I completed my bachelors degree in Human Resource Development at the University of Houston (GO COOGS!) and I am currently working at Houston Methodist. In my free time you can catch me cuddling with my fur baby, Leo and eating desserts.

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    Sarah Vu Front Desk Representative
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    Sarah Vu Front Desk Representative

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    Audrey Hodson Swim Instructor
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    Audrey Hodson Swim Instructor

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    Lola Miertschin Swim Instructor
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    Lola Miertschin Swim Instructor

    I have loved the water since I was 5 years old. I have been part of the Covington Woods swim team for 11 years and the Kempner High School swim team for 2 years. I also have been in musical theatre since I was 9 and I was on broadway when I was only 12 years old! I am very excited to teach your kids how to love the water as much as I do and show them how fun the water can be!--

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    Luke Dibble Swim Instructor
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    Luke Dibble Swim Instructor

    Hey!!

    My name is Luke and I have been around water since I was young. I am currently a senior in high school and spend my time, when I’m not working, improving my photography skills and working on my school yearbook!! I am so excited to teach your kid how to swim and have a love for the water!!

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    Megan Caudle Swim Instructor
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    Megan Caudle Swim Instructor

    Hi everyone I’m Megan! I love playing sports like volleyball, tennis, and soccer. I love going to Disney World and my favorite Disney movie is Tangled! I’m currently in high school and my dream is to graduate college and travel the world! I’m so excited to meet all my swimmers and teach them how to swim!

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    Riya Patel Swim Instructor
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    Riya Patel Swim Instructor

    Hi, my name is Riya Patel. I’m an undergraduate student attending University of Houston.I have always loved being in the water and being around kids. I decided to put the two things I love together and be a swim instructor! See you soon, swimmers!!

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    Sarah Stubbs Swim Instructor
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    Sarah Stubbs Swim Instructor

    Sarah grew up in a home that believes swimming is a necessary life skill. She’s been swimming since the age of three, and she also swam for two years on her high school swim team. She enjoys working with children whether it be at church through Sunday school and VBS or nannying and babysitting. She is super excited to combine her love for swimming with her passion for teaching kids.

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    Stephanie Boehm Swim Instructor
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    Stephanie Boehm Swim Instructor

    I am a Sugar Land native that has been involved with swimming since I was 4 years old! Now at 20 years old I am going to school to get a BS in Nursing. I am planning on attending Texas Women’s University next fall. I am excited to share my love of swimming with the kids at Goldfish Swim School!

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    Zoe Garcia Swim Instructor
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    Zoe Garcia Swim Instructor

    Hi! My name is Zoe. I'm one of the swim instructors at Goldfish Swim School in Sugarland. It's my goal to ensure that your child learns how to be safe in the water while still having fun. I hope you can join us soon!

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    Caitlin Mitchell Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Caitlin Mitchell Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    My name is Caitlin Mitchell. I am a senior at George Ranch High school, and I am a member of the GRHS National Honor Society, and I am the social officer president of the GRHS Lariettes Varsity Dance Team. I swam competitively up until my freshman year, and I have been a lifeguard at Sweetwater Pools for 2 consecutive years. I am also a camp counselor at a Girl Scout Camp, Camp Casa Mare, where I teach sailing. I am so excited to be a member of the Goldfish swim school staff, and to help your children learn how to swim!

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    Deon Brown Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Deon Brown Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Aloha! My name is Deon! I

    I'm a junior in high school and a varsity volleyball and softball player. I've been a lifeguard and a swim instructor for 2 years now and I have a deep passion for teaching kids.

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    Emma Clark Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Emma Clark Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Emma Clark has worked with children for most of her career, and she is currently attending the Coleman College for Health Sciences and learning to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Emma wants to continue working with children, and she uses her medical and sports knowledge to help young swimmers. She is a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and Emma is happily engaged to Josh, her partner of over four years.

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