Our people at Puni

Tamsyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Tamsyn

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!

Justine - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Justine

Bio coming soon! 

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 on 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

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!

Emma - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Emma


Hi everyone!

My name is Emma I started teaching for Fulton Swim School in October 2020. I grew up in Matamata on a big dairy farm and spent every summer at the beach in Whitianga. I started swimming when I was 18 months old and have loved the water ever since! I used to swim for Matamata Swim Club and I absolutely loved it but sadly had to stop as I made the move to Pukekohe. I absolutely adore working with kids and watching them progress along the way. I am super excited to share my knowledge with each and everyone I teach!

I look forward to seeing you all poolside :)


Summer - Fulton Swim School Teacher

Summer



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”