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 Swimming New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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.

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!!

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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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Jacob Suckling

Hi my name is Jacob, I have been swimming my entire life. I was in the pool with Mum and Dad before I could even walk and went through swimming lessons during my early childhood. I grew up around the water, spending summers camping at lakes and beaches. I have played Water Polo and Underwater Hockey competitively and really enjoying wakeboarding and surfing even though I’m not too good at the latter.

I know the importance of learning to swim and how being in the water is an integral part of growing up In New Zealand, because of this I am excited to share what I know with the kids of today.

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Rebecca Petty

Hello my name is Rebecca, I have always had a passion for swimming and grew up around the water! I believe that learning to swim is an important life skill to have. I worked at Fulton Swim School as a Swim Teacher back in 2009 - 2010. Now I am back again working in the office and relieving in the pool when required. I will most likely the person that answers your emails and phone calls.

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Meg Carson

Hi, my name is Meg and I am relatively new to the team here at Fulton swim school. I have always loved swimming and being in and around water, swim teaching is very rewarding for me because I like to see the progress that children make while doing lessons

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Abbey Austin

Hello All, my name is Abbey and I have been working at Fulton for over a year now. I find providing children with the confidence and support they need to swim so rewarding and enjoyable, which is why I love my job!

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Joshua Cox

Hi my name is Josh,

I have always had a passion for being in and around the water from a young age. I have had previous coaching experience in a wide range of sporting backgrounds. Outside of work you will fins me doing a wide range of action sports, from long boarding to wake boarding and everything in between.

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Sarah Beskalo

Hi there, my name is Sarah.

Being an old student at Fulton Swim School I am excited to be back encouraging the next generation. I have my ECE level 3 Certificate and Child first aid Certificate. I love working with children of all ages, and enjoy seeing them overcoming fears and personal barriers and helping them to develop into confident swimmers.

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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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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. 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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Tayla-Rose Newlyn

I have worked at Fulton Swim School for almost a year now and have loved being able to share my enthusiasm for water with the kids. Being a swim teacher whilst completing a bachelor of Health Sciences at Auckland University has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to apply health promotion theory in practice. I love the fun environment that working with kids can bring, but knowing that with every lesson they are becoming more equipped to deal with the challenges that water can pose is the most rewarding.

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Bethan Montgomery

I have been a swim teacher at Fulton swim school for nearly a year now. Teaching here brings back memories of when I was a student in the classes learning how to swim. I'm still a school student attending Rosehill college and spend my afternoons training at Papakura swim club. Teachings kids is definitely an environment that I love as I love watching the kids progress through the levels and improve as swimmers. These are the most rewarding moments.

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Jess Hawke

Hi my name is Jess and I have been a swim teacher for about a year now. I attended swimming lessons at Fulton Swim School when I was younger, progressing through all the levels and then I went on to swim competitively for the swim club. Swimming has always been a big part of my life. Being a swim teacher is a very rewarding job as you get to teach children how to swim which is a skill they will use for the rest of there life, it is also rewarding seeing children achieve their goals. I am currently at University of Auckland studying Physical Education which is a sport /teaching degree.

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Danielle Seal

Hi, I am Danielle. I have always loved the water and I enjoy teaching others. I am a qualified surf life guard and coastguard marine medic. I have been involved with the Franklin Young Mariners since I was 8 years old. My hobbies include photography, sailing and netball.

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Daniel Frial

Hi there, I'm Daniel!

I have a love for sports, growing up I have been involved in multiple sporting activities.

I have completed a Tertiary course on Sports and Fitness. I believe my passion and also being very experienced in sport allows me to teach children effectively.

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