Meet Dana Schuchardt of Goldfish Swim School - Gilbert

Business Name
Goldfish Swim School - Gilbert

Business Website

What is your name?
Dana Schuchardt

Time in business:
2 years

What product or service do you offer?

Swim lessons for children 4 months - 12 years old, Family/Open Swims and Birthday Parties!

What makes your business different, competitive, or unique?
Goldfish Swim School was created by parents, for parents, with this goal in mind — to give kids the platform to build essential life skills that will help them make waves in life. We’ve created an inviting and safe place where kids overcome their fears, learn to swim, respect the water and have lots of fun while doing it. Our award-winning tropical environment and shiver-free pools are simply the fun backdrop for where kids do some serious growing and learning. So while we’re focused on the
serious stuff, your family will be focused on the fun. It’s what we call The Science of SwimPlay®.

What is the nicest thing a customer has ever said about your business?

Most recently I had a mom come up, give me a hug, and with tears in her eyes, thank me. Swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School have changed her son’s life, giving him a confidence that she never thought possible.

How has your business found value in your membership with the Gilbert Chamber?

The Chamber has allowed me to connect with other small business owners, and like-minded businesses so we can work together to better serve our community!

What motivates you professionally?

I am motivated every day by seeing the lives I get to directly impact. From developing and mentoring our staff, to teaching our swimmers to be safe in and around the water, I feel such reward being able to make a difference in our community.

What do you consider to be your greatest success?

Taking the risk to open my own business and having my two children to grow up, witnessing my hard work and dedication.

Who do you look up to or admire?

My father. He too was a business owner and has inspired me to be brave, work hard, and make a positive impact on the community.

When you're not working, where in Gilbert do you spend your time?

We love to be outside with our family. Discovering new parks, hiking trails, and enjoying the outdoors!