Our people at Patumahoe

Ria  - Fulton Swim School Teacher


NZSCTA Rookie Swim Coach of the Year 2015, NZSCTA Nan Niven Master Swim Teacher 2021

Hi! 😊

I started teaching swimming in 1999 from babies through to adults. I used to be a competitive swimmer back in the Philippines for 8 years. I have been with Fulton Swim School since 2012 and I just love it.

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.

Teaching swimming is my passion, I believe that swimming is a life skill everyone needs to learn, to be safe and have fun in the water. Outside of work, I love spending time with my son, family and friends.

Amber - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi Guys!

My name is Amber. Growing up having most of my family living in the Coromandel swimming was a pretty essential skill, so I started swimming lessons at a young age, including swimming with Fulton Swim School for a few years as well.

Teaching children is something I have come to love. In the last several years I have taught Karate in the same dojo which I have trained in since I was seven and I enjoy passing on the knowledge that was passed on to me.

I look forward to seeing you guys in the pool and helping you with your swimming journey!

Carly - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hello, my name is Carly. I grew up around the water with boating, scuba diving and a home pool.

In my spare time I love to go camping, kayaking and other outdoor activities with my two young daughters in tow!

I believe that swimming is a vital skill for all New Zealanders to learn so they can be confident and safe in, on and around the water.

Having previous coaching experience in other sports I hope to provide the best tuition I can to your kids in this new endeavour

Amy - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi I’m Amy!

Since I was a kid I have always loved being in and around water. Because of this, my parents signed me up for swimming lessons here at Fulton Swim School Patumahoe.

For the past few years, I have been living overseas in Italy and have just recently returned back home to NZ to study primary education at the University of Auckland.

Looking forward to meeting you all! :)

Aaron - Fulton Swim School Teacher


I have been blessed to have the opportunity of teaching swimming for all ages in the Philippines for 22 years. I am thankful and grateful to have been given the chance to impart this life-skill and continue my journey as a swimming teacher here in Fulton Swim School. My goal for my students is for them to become better each time we have our lessons, and for them to enjoy while they are learning. My basic guiding principle in teaching is that if you make your students smile, you will definitely win their hearts, and everything will be easier for everyone.

Robbie - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, my name is Robbie,

I started swimming lesson’s when I was 6 months old and I have spent time in the water in one way or another for most of my life! My family even call me a fish!

You are always close to water in NZ, so I feel it is important to know how to swim and keep yourself safe.

When I am not in the water I am studying to be an mechanical engineer at MIT, playing hockey or rugby, or just sleeping (aka my recovery time). I love keeping active through swimming, sports or working out. I play hockey for Waiau Pa and have also played representative hockey for Counties Manukau.

Tyler - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey! My name is Tyler and I have loved swimming ever since my very first lessons as a baby. I first joined Fulton swim school at 5 years old and then moved on to competitive swimming at 7 years old. I now swim for Pukekohe swimming club. I believe that learning to swim is such an important skill to have as New Zealand is surrounded by water and we all tend to be in or around water during our hot summers. I love to see kids improve and achieve their goals and I look forward to seeing when I am teaching.

Kayla - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, my name is Kayla. I started my own swim journey learning to swim with Fulton Swim School when I was 4 years old. I love being around children and am very excited to share my experiences with all the students learning to swim as I think it is an essential skill to learn. In my spare time I enjoy, playing hockey, racing at dirt track and hanging out with my friends and family.

Necie - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, I am Necie.

I currently attend college and I hope to study Psychology one day. I love swimming and think it is an important skill to have. I look forward to seeing you at the pool and getting to know my students.

Madison - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey Guys!! My names Madi and I learnt to swim at Fulton swim school at the age of 4. I moved on throughout the levels until i reached Fulton swimming club, I continued to swim for the club until I was 16. My passion is being in and around any body of water, and I believe that all children should learn to swim as it is an amazing life skill to learn. I can’t wait to share and pass on my skills with you and help you grow your confidence in the water. I look forward to help you achieve your goals as a swimmer!!

Nicola - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, I'm Nicola

Swimming has always been a passion of mine and I swam competitively when I was a teenager and still love being in the water. All my children have attended swim lessons here at Fulton Swim School and I’m very excited to be returning as a swim instructor.

I look forward to seeing you at the pool.

Remy - Fulton Swim School Teacher


I am a 16 year old student at Waiuku college. I have been swimming with Fulton since I was 6 months old until moving into competitive swimming 7 years ago. Apart from swimming I enjoy art and music. I look forward to passing on my love of swimming to others.

Jess - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi! I’m Jess I started swimming when I was baby doing classes with my mum! I started swim classes on my own with Fulton when I was 5 at the Puni pools and then worked my way up to Development Squad. Outside of work I have experience as a Surf lifeguard having volunteered out at Karioitahi beach. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors doing lots of tramping. I am looking forward to meeting you at the pool!

Eilis - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, my names Eilis, I started swimming at Fulton swim school as a baby, I have been through all the levels right through to FAST. In my spare time I like to play netball and squash and also do tap dancing and have done since I was three. Look forward to seeing you all in the pool

Madi - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi im Madi! I have a love for the water and am excited to be part of the Fulton team and teach kids to swim. I attend the local High School and enjoy spending time with children. I believe that swimming is important to learn in New Zealand, I look forward to being part of your swimming journey :)

Samantha - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi I'm Samantha!
Outside of school I love to dance and have been dancing since I was 3.
I look forward to getting to know your child and teach them to Swim!

Ethan - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, my name is Ethan

I have been swimming and around pools my entire life and I still enjoy it to this day. I started swimming when I was 6 months old in the Philippines, till 14 when I was swimming competitively for FAST here in New Zealand. I now work for FAST as an assistant coach and enjoy teaching my swimmers what I have learned as a swimmer over the years, and I hope to do the same for your kids! I think that swimming is a valuable life lesson here in New Zealand with water everywhere around. I think that every person should learn how to swim to keep themselves and others safer around water.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing football, running, and cooking. I am also currently studying for a Bachelor of Business at the University of Waikato and one day hope to have my own business.

Juanita - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi Everyone! I'm Juanita, an active Mother of two Girls, who loves working with children!
I can't wait to teach you the life lesson of swimming!

Emiri - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Tēnā koutou katoa, Ko Emiri tōku ingoa. I have lived in the Franklin area for 20+ years, raised in Pukekawa, educated in Tuakau and learned to swim in Pukekohe. I studied in Wellington and Auckland to gain a BSc in Ecology and Environmental Science. I am currently studying with the University of Waikato to become a qualified Science teacher and safely connect kids to the world around them.

Emma - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi I'm Emma!
I enjoy Sports and playing Netball, as well as being at the beach and in the outdoors! I also enjoy cooking and baking and can't wait to help assist your child to learn to Swim!

Lola - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi Everyone, I am Lola!
I try to bring a positive and uplifting atmosphere in everything I do and I look forward to assisting your child at the pool!

Greer - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey! My name is Greer and my journey swimming at Fulton Swim School started when I was 7 years old! Over the years I progressed through all the levels and ended up becoming a competitive swimmer and being apart of the FAST team. I consider Fultons another home to me, as I've spent numerous days in and around the pool, meeting and establishing new friendships as well as challenging myself to be the best I can be! I am super passionate about swimming, and I think it is so important that kiddos learn how to swim from a young age as we are surrounded by so much water in NZ! When I'm not in the water, you can find me playing football, reading or hanging out with friends. As someone who has grown up being a student at Fultons, I am very excited to be able to teach kids who are keen to swim and achieve their goals in the pool!

Keely - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, I’m Keely! I am 20 years old, a big sister and aunty. I love swimming at the beach, singing and eating yummy kai! I am passionate about swim safety and love hanging out with the kiddies :)

Olivia - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name is Olivia!
Growing up I'd be at Karioitahi Beach every weekend because my Dad is a surfer. Being there every weekend has made me realise how important knowing how to swim is, especially with beaches like Kariotahi surrounding us. I did swimming lessons when I was younger and I love working with kids. In my spare time I like to: go to the gym, bake, go to the beach and hang out with my mates. I am very excited to work here at Fulton and look forward to meeting you!

Emma C - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name is Emma, I'm very excited to be apart of Fulton swim school and to help children learn the life skill of swimming. I started swimming from a young age and progressed through Fulton to become a competitive swimmer. I love working with children as they are so energetic and fun. I am currently a senior student but in my spare time I enjoy being in the gym. I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

Mark - Fulton Swim School Teacher


I started swimming at age 12. At age 17 I became the youngest Water Polo Philippine Team member where I won 3 silver medals. One for 1993 South East Asian Game(Singapore),1993 Arafura Games (Darwin Australia) and 1995 Arafura Game (Darwin Australia). Since then I continued coaching, where i develop a strong passion for mentoring and giving confidence to young kids with the passion for swimming.