Our people at Botany

Jack - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Jack

Kia ora tātou

My name is Jack, My journey started with FSS back in 2016 as a new Swim Teacher and since then, have had the privilege of teaching life skill of swimming for 5 years! I never found myself doing swim teaching long term when I first applied for the position but now I can't see myself leaving. Most of my time is now spent supporting the staff and student in their classes, welcoming new customers to the FSS family and sharing my experience and knowledge of swimming with as many people as possible.
I am grateful to have this position of Team Leader at Botany Pool - It's like a home away from home. If you see me make sure to come say hello!

Nga Mihi, Jack

Ashley - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Ashley

Hello everyone! My name is Ashley! 😃
I’m one of the new swim teachers and I’m so happy to be apart of such a fantastic team of teachers at Fulton Swim School! My favourite part about being a swim teacher is interacting with the students and being able to be apart of their swimming and water safety learning journeys. 
If I’m not in the pool, you’ll catch me performing in various Concert Bands and Orchestras around NZ or with my nose stuck in a book somewhere. I’m also a 3rd year Uni student at UoA with a goal of one day getting into the medical field in the future.
I can’t wait to meet you all! Come say hi if you see me around 😊

John - Fulton Swim School Teacher

John

Hey Everyone!

I am a swim teacher here at Fulton Botany and am very grateful that I am a part of such an amazing team whose goal is to teach and educate people on swimming.

My favourite part of being a swim teacher is seeing others succeed while putting a smile on their face!

In my own time I am around the pool 24/7 doing various sports such as waterpolo or swimming. I am currently sitting my last few years of high school.

I look forward to seeing your around!

Kiana - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Kiana

Kia Ora, My name is Kiana!

I have been teaching with Fulton Swim School since 2019, I love working with a fantastic team! Swimming is a vital skill needed in Aotearoa and I feel grateful that I am able to help teach such an important life skill!

I am currently studying Health Sciences at the University of Auckland and aim to pursue a medical pathway in the hope I can continue to help people throughout my career.

I am excited to meet everyone and see everyone succeed!

Ngaa Mihi, Kiana

Kieran - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Kieran

Hi everyone,

My name is Kieran! I personally love swimming and play water polo for a club and at school. I enjoy teaching kids and adults in a fun and interactive environment and swimming is such an important skill to learn.

Outside of teaching swimming I am in my last couple years of school and I plan to do a Bachelor of Design at AUT once I finish. I look forward to meeting you.

Paige - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Paige

Hi everyone! My name is Paige and I joined Fulton Swim School in January 2021.

My favourite part of being a swim teacher is seeing the kids faces when they get a stroke right or push themselves out of their comfort zone. I have been swimming for as long as I can remember, may it be swimming or diving.

If I’m not in the pool you’ll find me singing my lungs out or dancing up a storm. I am also currently studying ecology and marine science at the university of Auckland and hope to one day go into conservation or primary school teaching :)

If you see me around come say hi! I can’t wait to meet you all!

Sachi - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Sachi

Hi, my name is Sachi!

What makes me most excited about this position is being able to be a part of someone learning a life skill as important as swimming! I love watching kids progress from class to class and seeing their face light up when they get a stroke right.

In my spare time you’ll see me doing art - whether that be painting, drawing or photography. While I am currently in my last year of high school, and plan on doing design in the future.

Robyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Robyn

Hello everyone, my name’s Robyn!
I’m a new teacher here at Fulton swim school

I’ve been swimming since I was two years old and have enjoyed playing waterpolo as well.
The best part about being a swim teacher is seeing kids faces light up when they move up to the next level.
I enjoy learning French in my spare time and I also enjoy travelling abroad. I’m a qualified flight attendant and one day I hope to work in the aviation industry in the future.

Feel free to come say hello if you see me around :)

Aakriti - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Aakriti

Hey Everyone,
My name is Aakriti. I am one of the new swim teachers here at Fulton Swim School. I am looking forward in getting to know everyone, and create my own little whānau at FSS.

My favourite part is going to be seeing all the little ones progress and grow in their skills and grow their potential in becoming the superstars that they are.

I’m a law student at AUT, so if not in the pool, I’ll be somewhere busy reading long cases or attending my long 2 hour lectures. If not there catch me in the gym.
As fitness is a great passion of mine.

I love meeting new people ! So don’t be shy, come say Hi!


Anna - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Anna

Hiya! My name is Anna and I started training to become a swim teacher at the end of November 2020 and teaching at the beginning of February 2021. As a child I loved to swim whenever I got the chance and never passed it up.

Outside of teaching I have a passion for music, I played the saxophone in my schools bands for 5 years and even did a music tour to Argentina. I love to spend as much time as possible with my friends and family.

I’m excited to help kids learn to swim as it’s a vital life skill that they will need and being the person to help them achieve it will feel so rewarding. So hopefully I will see you in the pool!




Anna - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Annie

Hi everyone, my name is Annie!

I am new to swim teaching but have been swimming since I was 2 years old. I swam all through my childhood whether it was competitive, fun or something like waterpolo!

I am so excited to be apart of helping your child learn to swim as I think it is one of the most important skills someone can have. My favourite part so far is seeing how fast children can improve and the look on their face when they do!😊

When I’m not in the pool I am with my friends, baking something sweet in the kitchen or just enjoying finding my way around Auckland!

I moved from Dunedin in early March so don’t hesitate to come say hi and offer some Auckland tips or tricks!

Cant wait to meet you all 😊






Summer - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Summer

Hey, my name is Summer. As a kid I would spend weekends and school holidays at the beach with my family. My grandparents lived in Opahi Bay and as kids we would spend days jumping off the pontoon. As the tide went out, we would go exploring around the rockpools and try to catch shrimp. My grandfather owned a seven meter launch and he would take us fishing and exploring around the Hauraki Gulf. As I have grown up, I have only fallen in love with water more and more. I am currently studying Marine Ecology at the University of Auckland.

Through my studies, I have learnt to scuba dive which is now an addiction. On weekends when I am not in the pool, I volunteer with an organisation called Experiencing Marine Reserves. Through my volunteering, I hope to educate people about over-fishing in the Hauraki Gulf and the importance of marine reserves.

“If we look after the water from the mountains to the sea, it will look after us. It is our life-force”