Our people at Puni

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.

Amy - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hiii! I’m Amy! I love long walks on the beach also anything sweet to eat. Fulton’s been a huge part of my life ever since I was a kid and started swimming at Puni. I always looked forward to my swimming classes with my teachers and all I want to do is be that person for our future generation! So I’m super excited to be apart of the Puni Team!

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.

Summer - 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”

Charlize - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi Everyone! I'm Charlize. 

I started swimming at Fulton Swim School around the age of 5 and have loved being in the water since. Ive grown up on a farm with lots of animals so I enjoy being outdoors on new adventures. I spend my spare time sharing laughs with friends and family, or chilling at our local beach Kariotahi. I am super excited to be a part of the Puni team and look forward to seeing you all poolside!

Claudia - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name is Claudia,
I have been swimming since I was a baby and used to swim at a competition level during my teenage years. I have always loved swimming and think its a vital skill to learn. Although I love to swim its not my only hobby, I also love to crochet, play my guitar, read and spend time with my friends and family. I am currently a student at the University of Auckland where I am studying English and Communications. I hope to become a secondary school English teacher in the near future.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon!!

Lily - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi I’m Lily! I grew up in Drury and spent most of my childhood swimming with my family in our pool! This instilled in me a great passion for all things to do with water. I have always had a love for swimming sports especially, I played water polo for two years and participated in many swimming competitions growing up. I was taught water safety from a young age and am looking forward to passing on this very important knowledge/skill to our future generation!

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!

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!

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! :)