About Us

At Fulton Swim School we offer opportunities for everyone to learn to swim, as well as providing expertise to enhance you or your childs swimming ability. From 6 months of age through to adults we have a class to suit your needs. All of our teachers hold AUSTSWIM accreditation as well as winning several NZSCTA awards for teaching. We take pride in our teachers and invest in their continued development as swimming education providers.

Over the years our reputation as one of the best swimming schools around has grown along with our desire to offer the best service we can for our students.

Our philosophy

Our Aim is to teach every child in Franklin the life skill of swimming and how to be safe in an aquatic environment

At Fulton’s we have found that positive swimming experiences bring a lot of pleasure to our learners. Therefore we have designed our programmes to make the experience as enjoyable as possible without compromising the standards we adhere to in accordance with the SNZ (Swim- ming New Zealand).

The content of our courses encourages safety, improvement and confidence among students in water activities. Small teaching classes (maximum of four excluding Infants and Squads), and a specifically designed programme are used to ensure children are constantly progressing.

Intro to Fulton


Meet the team

Daniel Fulton

NZSCTA Rookie Swim Teacher of the Year2009

A successful competitive swimmer, represented Counties countless times, travelled overseas to compete and is a twelve time national medalist. After giving up swimming competitively Daniel Fulton established a Swim School. This saw the creation of Fulton Swim School, established in November 2005.

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Tayla Powell

Hi My name is Tayla and I have been working at Fulton Swim School for over a year now. Swimming has always been a part of my life, having stated when I was just 3 years old. I progressed to Pukekohe Swim Club and competed as part of their team. Outside of work I love to travel and in the summer you will find me at the beach surfing!!

image of staff Tayla Powell

Justine McGregor

NZSCTA Swim Teacher of the Year 2015

Attended Pukekohe High School and have been teaching swimming since 1992 in the Manukau area. Swimming is a passion and teaching is something I love, being able to help young ones discover this wonderful world! I am a country girl, lived on a farm all my life and now manage one. Hobbies include water sports and all outdoor activities including fishing and animals. I am Pisces, so have to work in water.

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Amber Piggott

Hi my name is Amber and I have been working for Fulton Swim School for a couple of years now. Swimming has always been a massive part of my life as I was a competitive swimmer for about 7 years. Throughout those seven years I have learnt so much, which is why I love working with Fultons. I am able to use my knowledge and experience to help teach and improve those learning to swim. I have recently completed my Bachelors degree in Sport Science which is another huge passion of mine. If you can't find me in the pool I will most likely be outdoors doing something adventurous.

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Roland Sarmiento

Hi Everyone, my name is Roland and I have been a Swim Coach for over 14 years now. I have taught children in the Philippines and in Singapore and now New Zealand. Swimming is my passion and nothing makes me happier than seeing my students achieve their goals and become excellent swimmers. I graduated from University in Physical Education and love all sports, especially Basketball which I play when I am not in the pool.

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Tamsyn Bush

NZSCTA Rookie Swim Teacher of the Year 2016

Hiya, I started swimming with Fulton Swim School when I was 11, after moving to Franklin from the Coromandel. Having grown up at the beach I spent most of my childhood in the water and have always loved swimming! I was part of surf lifesaving for 5 years and was a rookie lifeguard for the last 2 years. I still have a strong passion for swimming and like to get into a pool and swim whenever I can. I am so proud to be able to pass my passion onto the children I teach and to watch them grow as competent swimmers.

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Rachel Cochran

NZSCTA Rookie Swim Teacher of the Year 2011

Hi my name is Rachel and I am married with a primary school aged daughter. Swimming has always been a passion, having competed as a child. I believe that all children from an early age should learn the life skill of swimming. I was awarded NZ Rookie Swim Teacher of the Year in 2011 and have now taken on the role as Team Leader in the Swim School, as well as still being an active Swim Teacher. Other interests of mine include horses, childrens soccer, being out- doors and most other sports!

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Ria Langit

NZSCTA Rookie Swim Coach of the Year 2015

Hi! I’ve been teaching swimming for more than ten years now from babies to adults. I used to be a competitive swimmer back in the Philippines for 8 years. I love teaching children to be safe and watching them having fun in the water is very fulfilling. I have one son, Ethan who is 9. My brother also teaches at Fulton Swim School. I love the outdoors and spending time with my son. I am a qualified AUSTSWIM Teacher for Swimming and Water Safety, for Infant and Preschool Aquatics, and also an AUSTSWIM Assessor for Swimming and Water Safety. I am the Head Coach for FAST (Fulton Amateur Swim Team) which is our competitive swim team.

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Tammi Beckett

I am Tammi from Fulton Puni and I work as a Deck Hand Monday to Thursday. I am privileged to be able to use the skills I've learned over the years in admin, and debtors to be able to help both the staff and customers with their ever changing needs.

I love watching both children and adults become excited about swimming lessons and love to see their achievements become reality to them. Swimming/safety around water is such a valuable skill to gain and is with you for life.

Outside of work I love to spend time with mu family, in after school activities and movie nights occasionally too.

image of staff Tammi Beckett