Our people at Patumahoe

Ria  - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Ria

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

Adrienne

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.

Amber - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Amber

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!

Brianna - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Brianna

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

Brooklyn

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

Caitlyn

Hi!

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

Carly

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

Charlene - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Charlene

Hello!

I am Charlene. I started working for Fulton Swim School in 2019. It started as a job, but has become so much more than just work. I receive a great sense of fulfillment, joy and accomplishment as I work alongside parents and other teachers in supporting the children to grow.

Outside of work, I am studying for my Bachelors in Applied Counseling. I also have many hobbies including crocheting, baking, writing poetry right through to camping, going on bush walks and going fishing. Though the perfect day summed up for me would be blue skies, open road and me on my motorbike. I am looking forward to be working alongside you parents. Please feel free to come up and say Hi.

Emma - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Emma

Heya!

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!

Erin - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Erin

Hi!!

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 :))

Kaitlyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Kaitlyn

Hello everyone, a lot of you would've seen me between Patumahoe and Puni pool by now.

I'm Kaitlyn, and I joined Fulton in January 2019. A little bit about me, I've been a "Nanny" for four years, I worked at Montessori house of children in Drury for two years. I then went on to have shoulder surgery then joined Fulton and loved it ever since. I've lived and grown up in Franklin. I've got an older brother, little brother, little sister, a Golden Retriever called Molly and a cat called Dave! Working with children is something I thoroughly enjoy, let alone watching the progress along the way and getting to know the families!

I look forward to seeing you all!

Kelly - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Kelly

Hi everyone, I’m Kelly.

A little insight into who I am is that I love sports and socialising, so most of my time consists of being active with teams or friends, especially hockey. Swimming has been a big part of my life allowing me to join and compete for social organisations such as surf lifesaving, which has encouraged my passion to teach people of all ages the valuable skill of swimming.

Another thing I hold close to my heart is food. I’m a very happy girl on a full tummy so there’s no harm in bringing me a snack from time to time :P

LC - Fulton Swim School Teacher

LC

Hi!

I'm LC, born and grew up in Manila, Philippines. She started swimming at the age of 9 and, the following year, went on to represent the Philippine Swim Team competing in various local and international competitions where she bagged multiple medals in continental and regional meets.

By the age of 17, she 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 she was a member of the team, she had garnered several continental championships and made her way to the Top 10 in Asia.

Realizing how far sports has brought her fueled her passion even more and encouraged her to give back. In 2012, she started coaching students of all ages from different backgrounds. Her 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). She is genuinely excited to impart her skill, knowledge, and experience to those who share her passion.

Leon - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Leon

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!

Libby - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Libby

Hi Everyone!

My name is Libby. I started teaching in 2019. I used to be a part of the swim club here, Fulton Amateur Swim Team, and have been swimming since I was 5 years old. I love swimming. I would love to impart my passion with the sport and teaching is the best way to do it.

Looking forward to see everyone in the pool.

Lochy - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Lochy

Hello.

I'm Lochy and I'm pumped to be part of the team at Fulton Swim School Patumahoe. I started teaching in 2019. I have grown up around water my entire life and even spent a year with my family sailing around the Pacific. I'm a qualified lifeguard and have been for a few years now. As a lifeguard I have experienced first hand how important it is for our youth to be able to swim.

Outside of swimming some of my hobbies include playing guitar, rugby, basketball, and basically any sport that piques my interest. I love helping kids achieve their goals. See you all in the pool!

Louise - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Louise

Hi!

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!

Jack - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Jack

Kia ora tātou

My name is Jack, and I have been teaching swimming since I was 16. I have also been a teacher since the school first opened then left early this year, but recently decided to come back as I missed teaching with Fultons so much!

My favorite part of teaching is meeting the kids/adults and getting them excited about swimming, and seeing them do something they thought they could never achieve.

Outside of work I love chilling at home, but I also love being active and spending time… actually a lot of time with friends and family.

Jack - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Molly

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 :)