Our people at Patumahoe

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!

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.

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!

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

Jessica - 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! :)

Alena - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey there,

My name is Alena. I have always loved the water and grew up spending lots of time both in the pool and the ocean. I believe that learning to swim and knowing how to be safe in the water are essential life skills. I first started my own swim lessons at Fulton Swim School and am very much enjoying being involved again with the company as a swim instructor.

I have a passion for sports and am currently in my final year of completing my Bachelors in Sport and Recreation at AUT. I am also a keen equine rider and coach and am currently in one of the national Eventing development squads.

I look forward to seeing you all at the pool!

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.

Elissa - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, I’m Elissa. I love swimming and spending time in the water. I have other hobbies such as baking and sewing, and love seeing the joy from others when they receive the fruits of my hobbies. This is why I’m excited to work at Fulton Swim School and teach kids to swim confidently. It’s so necessary when living in a country like New Zealand where you’re never far from water. I am also completing my Duke of Edinburgh awards and in doing so have volunteered at Pippins for the last two years and have loved helping the girls there evolve and learn new skills. I learnt to swim through Fulton Swim School from a toddler, so I’m excited to give back and teach swimming. I can’t wait to see you all to teach the next generation how to swim and see them gain confidence in their swimming!

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.

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.

Josh - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi there! My name is Josh. I enjoy making and listening to music, sculpting and painting. I began my studies in psychology, but I enjoyed working with children so here I am! Swimming is such an important safety skill, especially in New Zealand, and I myself learnt to swim through Fulton Swim School Puni pool.

Adrienne - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey all,
I’m Adrienne. My swimming journey started right here at Fulton Swim School over 14 years ago at the age of 6. As with many families in New Zealand, water sports have been a huge part of my life growing up which made swimming a vital skill to learn in order to safely participate. My personal hobbies include water skiing, netball, distance running, and discovering beautiful new places. I started as a swim instructor at Patumahoe in 2020 where I developed a passion for teaching, but took a break during my first two years at university. I’m now in my third year of an environmental science degree and ready to get back in the pool again. Looking forward to meeting you all ☺️

Lochy - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Kia Ora. I am a returning swim instructor for Fulton Swim School and have worked as a lifeguard over the course of a few years. A bit about me you may ask? I have a passion for music which I'm currently studying in town but spend my free time out on Motutapu Island or along the West Coast. Can't wait to see people back in the pool diving like ganets and swimming like sailfish. Cheers, Lochy

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.

Leah - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hiya! My name is Leah, and I'm a passionate, driven individual who enjoys spending time with young people, pursuing my university studies, and participating in rugby as an athlete. I believe that learning to swim is not only an amazing way to have fun, but also a necessary life skill! I enjoy working with kids, so I'm looking forward to seeing you all in 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.

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!

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!

Zaria - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi! My name is Zaria, I started swim lessons at a very young age, including lessons here at Fulton Swim School. I think learning to swim is an essential skill everyone should learn. I am looking forward to helping you gain confidence in the water and teach you a variety set of skills!

Tamara- Fulton Swim School Teacher


I am a mother of three active boys. We have a small native bush block in Pukekohe and we have lots of animals! I look forward to meeting you at the pool and teaching your child how to swim!

Sarene - Fulton Swim School Teacher


My name is Sarene. I started teaching in 2010. I'm from Johannesburg in South Africa, where I started my career as a swimming instructor. I left my office job, as I wanted to make a difference in the world. I wanted to be a swimming instructor, as there is nothing more rewarding than knowing you have prevented a child or adult from drowning. Swimming is a life skill that we all need to have. I specialise in dealing with fear of water and near drowning experiences, in both children and adults. I look forward to meeting and helping you to love water as much as I do.

Elisha - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, my name is Elisha. I have a passion for sports, including swimming, as I have loved it since I was little. I swam here at Fulton Swim School for many school related lessons, so it is a joy to come back and teach others too. Swimming is an essential skill that everyone should learn, and I strive to enable others to enjoy swimming as much as I do! I also love to work with kids, so I look forward to seeing 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 :)