Our people at Patumahoe

Ria  - Fulton Swim School Teacher


NZSCTA Rookie Swim Coach of the Year 2015

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.

Adrienne - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey there,

I’m Adrienne. I believe swimming is a vital skill that everyone living in New Zealand should learn. As a child, I was put in swimming lessons from a young age here at this very swim school and flourished in this close knit environment. I progressed through all the levels and then moved onto swimming for both Pukekohe Swim Club and Onewhero Swim Club where my love for the sport grew even more.

Outside of swimming, I am entering my last year at Onewhero Area School and hope to study medical imaging at Auckland University in the near future. My hobbies include water skiing, netball and hiking. I look forward to meeting everyone and passing on my knowledge of swimming to the next generation of young swimmers.

Anna - Fulton Swim School Teacher


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!

Alix - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name is Alix, I have been in and around water for many years and think swimming is a life skill everyone should learn. I have been swimming since a very young age including with Fulton swim school. I look forward to seeing you at the pool.

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!

Amberleigh - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi there!! I’m Amberleigh and I’ve been swimming since before I could walk. I have a passion for surfing and the ocean and I believe that swimming should be a skill that everybody in New Zealand has. Currently I am at university for a bachelors in education with the goal of becoming a primary school teacher. I can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the water.

Brianna - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi all!

My name is Brianna. I grew up swimming every summer right from the age of 5 until I was 17 and love everything about it, making it into my clubs senior swim squad. Living in a small island country, such as New Zealand, where water is only ever a few steps away, I understand the importance of educating our children about safety in and around the water.

In my spare time I love to dance, draw or paint, and act, having a strong involvement in theatre groups and my dance studio. I am also part of a charity dance crew that performs at fundraisers and retirement villages in the Franklin area. This crew has a wide age range, meaning I get to work with children of all ages, which is something I find super rewarding. Feel free to come over and say hello to me anytime.

Brooklyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi everyone,

My name is Brooklyn. I first started learning to swim when I was very young. Ever since I hopped in a pool I have grown to love the sport and even swam for FAST (Fulton Amateur Swim Team) here for a while.

I’m excited to put my knowledge of the sport to good use and hope to see you around the pool.

Caitlyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher



My name is Caitlyn. I started teaching in 2019 and enjoying every minute of it. I have been swimming since I was 18 months old and until Waiau Pa, I was part of the schools swim squad.

I enjoy spending time with youth and giving back to the community, and I have been a cheerleader for 11 years and have been selected in the New Zealand Development East Cheerleading team in 2019. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in the pool.

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

Emma - Fulton Swim School Teacher



My name is Emma. I started teaching in 2019. I’ve been travelling to America, UK and Europe working at Camp America as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Which was one amazing adventure. Growing up, I attended Patumahoe Primary School and learn to swim here at Fulton Swim School for a few years as well.

I believe that it’s super important for all Kiwi kids to learn to love the water and swim competently. In my spare time I love to dance and have been dancing for 15 years and have taught for 4 years. Working with children is so rewarding and something I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed. I can’t wait to meet you all this year so feel free to come say hi!

Erica - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey everyone!!

My name is Erica, I started swimming before I could walk and I took
lessons at Fulton Swim School. I have completed all the levels, all
through squads and continue to swim for fun in my own time.

I currently attend Waiuku College and have been a dance teacher for
3 years. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and
friends, as well as competitively dancing and of course the beach!

I love to swim, and am really passionate about teaching children,
watching them grow and learn new things. Swimming is such an important
life skill and I am so excited to be helping others enjoy it just as
much as I do. I can’t wait to see what 2021 brings as I start another
chapter as a swim teacher!

See you at the pool :)

Erika - Fulton Swim School Teacher



I'm Erika and I started training to become a swim teacher in 2020 and will officially become a swim teacher in 2021. I did swimming lessons from the age of 3 up until age 10 and enjoyed it thoroughly until I decided to move on to other things that piqued my interest.

Spending a lot of time around water made me realize the importance of learning how to swim and I believe it is vital to learn from a young age.

In my spare time I enjoy doing activities that keep me entertained and fit so I spend a lot of time outdoors with family and friends doing anything and everything.

I can't wait to help kids build their water confidence and allow them to enjoy water as much as I do.

Can't wait to see you around the pool!

Erin - Fulton Swim School Teacher



My name is Erin and I'm super excited to be teaching at the place I learnt to swim. I first started lessons at Fulton back when it was just starting out and grew up with the swim school. My parents put me in the water from a young age and I've always loved it. I also was an original FAST swimmer and saw the club grow. I swam competitively for 10 years with FAST and Pukekohe swim club. The water is a massive part of my life and is my home. I'm also a surf lifeguard so my life revolves around swimming and water. It's also shown me just how important it is to learn the skills and be safe around the water.
I think it's super important to be able to swim and a massive part of NZ is in and around the water. I love working with kids and giving back to the place that sparked my passion for swimming and gave me so much. I'm really passionate about giving back and helping children achieve goals and spark a love for a sport I love myself. I have lived in Africa teaching English and am a volunteer as a swim teacher at IHC Special Olympics teaching disabled children and adults how to swim. My biggest motto comes from my mum and it's that I was given a gift and it's my job in life to give that gift back and I believe swimming is part of my gift. Can't wait to meet you all in the pool, feel free to come over and say hi :))

Keely - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey I’m Keely :-)

I have five years swim teaching experience having taught children on and off for the past ten years. I have come back to Fulton Swim School after a couple of years away, which included a move to the UK and starting my own life coaching business. I’m sure I will see some familiar faces in the pool! In between working on our family dairy farm and my coaching I am looking forward to being back teaching as working with children and being in the water are two things I love doing.

LC - Fulton Swim School Teacher



I'm LC, I was born and grew up in Manila, Philippines. I started swimming at the age of 9 and the following year I went on to represent the Philippine Swim Team competing in various local and international competitions.

By the age of 17, I was a member of the Philippine National Triathlon Team participating in International Triathlon Union (ITU) circuits and several 70.3 races in Asia and Europe. In the nine-year period that I was a member of the team, I had gathered several continental championships and made my way to the Top 10 in Asia.

Realizing how far sports has fueled my passion it has encouraged me to give back. In 2012, I started coaching students of all ages from different backgrounds. My experience ranges from teaching young children to learn how to swim, to adults who want a lifestyle change, and also competitive athletes (both swimmers and triathletes). I am excited to pass on my skills, knowledge, and experience to those who share the same passion.

Leon - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hello my name is Leon, I have been swimming with Fulton Swim School since I was four years old, and now compete at a national level, competing at both indoor and open water events.

I too started off swimming in our Rugrats level at the shallow end of the Patumahoe pool, and now consider myself both honored and privileged to call myself a part time coach here. I am always open for a chat, and I look forward to seeing you all poolside!

Louise - Fulton Swim School Teacher



I am originally from the UK and moved to NZ in 2018 with my husband and 3 children.

Moving here has shown me how important water skills are to our youth as every weekend is a beach or pool weekend in summer so I look forward to teaching your children the skills I have learned :)

In my spare time, I love to sing, bake, and go camping with the family. Our household is a busy household so when we are together we try to make the most of it! I am genuinely excited about working at Fulton and look forward to meeting you all!

Marike - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi there! My name is Marike and I am new to the Fulton Swim School family 😊.

While at school I swam competitively for a club in West Auckland and absolutely love being able to now help kids learn the important skill of swimming and watching them gain confidence while in the water. After studying and completing my Early Childhood Degree I took a few years off to be a mum to my 3 amazing kids. Teaching kids in the water rather than being in a childcare centre has been a great change for me and I really enjoy it!

I love spending time with my family going to the bach and being by the beach. I also really enjoy running and baking in my spare time.

Mary - Fulton Swim School Teacher



My name is Mary. I have been swimming since I can remember and this is a skill I believe is vital for children here in Aotearoa. Since having children myself, I have seen first hand the difference of having confidence in the water and knowledge around water safety makes. That is why I am excited to be working here at Fulton Swim School where we help the kids excel at both.

In my spare time I enjoy anything outdoors or time with various animals on our property. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and your child around the pool.

Molly - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey guys!!

I’m Molly 😊 I am super excited to be part of the Fulton Swim School family! As this is where I learnt to swim. I also swam competitively for Fulton Amateur Swim Team and Pukekohe Swim Club. I have swam my whole life and still absolutely love it.

I can’t wait to teach children how to swim and pass on my knowledge. See you around the pool :)

Tavarnya - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey guys ☺️

I’m Tavarnya! At a young age my parents put me into swimming lessons and from there my love for the sport grew. I’ve swam competitively for Pukekohe Swimming Club for 9 years and throughout that time I have won National age group titles and managed to represent New Zealand four times at youth international meets. I can’t wait to pass on my knowledge of the sport to younger children and watch them grow and improve, whilst also teaching them the basics of water safety as it is an important skill to have living in New Zealand. If you see me around the pool feel free to say hi and ask any questions that you may have about swimming! 
Can’t wait to see you all poolside! 😊

Tamsyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher


NZSCTA Rookie Swim Teacher of the Year 2016

Hi there! Most of you would all know me by now! I started working with Fulton's in January 2015, however I have been apart of the Fulton Swim School family since I was at the age of 11 as I used to swim here for multiple years!

I grew up in Tairua, in the Coromandel Peninsula until the age of 7, which meant I grew up around water and loved the water from a very early age. It has always been second nature to me! I was part of Tairua Surf life saving for 5 years, and spent the last 2 years of this period as a Rookie life guard. I have a very strong passion for the water and swimming and absolutely love passing it onto all of those who I teach. I love gaining relationships with each child who I teach, and feel a sense of pride when I see them progressing throughout the years.

I still love to get into a pool to swim whenever I can - otherwise in summer you will catch me at the beach whenever I can be!

I am now happy to be Team Leader at Puni pool - and have gained a lot of knowledge over the years to get me to this point. Make sure you come and say hi whenever you see me!

Tamsyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher


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”

Caitlin - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey there, My name is Caitlin. I first learnt to swim with Fulton Swim School at a young age, continuing through all the levels to Development squad.
Outside of swimming I have been competing in rowing since 2018 and it has made me aware of how important it is to have the skill of how to swim and water safety. 

I look forward to seeing you around the pool :))