Our People At Patumahoe

Ria Langit

NZSCTA Rookie Swim Coach of the Year 2015

Hi! 😊

I’ve been teaching swimming for more than ten years now from babies through to adults. I used to be a competitive swimmer back in the Philippines for 8 years.

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. I am the Head Coach for FAST (Fulton Amateur Swim Team) which is our competitive swim team.

I love teaching children to be safe and watching them having fun in the water, is very fulfilling. Outside of work, I love heading outdoors and spending time with my son.

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Abbey Austin

Hi 😊

I have been working for Fulton for a few years now and I love my job just as much now, as I did when I first started. I find teaching super rewarding when my students are excited about learning and finally achieve a skill or goal that they have been working really hard on.

Growing up, I was always in and around the water and I think swimming is a fundamental skill for anyone living in NZ.

Feel free to come say hi to me or ask me any questions you may have about your child's learning 😊

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Adrienne Gedye

Hey there, I’m Adrienne. I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach here at Fulton Swim School as 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.

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Brianna Linkhorn

Hi all! My name is Brianna. I grew up going to swim luv every summer right from the age of 5 until I was 17, 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

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Brooklyn K-W

Hi everyone, my name is Brooklyn and 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 the cub 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.

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Caitlyn Carter-Mills

Hi my names Caitlyn, I’m looking forward to joining the the team at Patumahoe. 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 recently been selected in the New Zealand Development East cheerleading team.

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Carly Clarke

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

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Charlene Hawley

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.

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Emma Frater

Heya!

My name is Emma and I’ve just joined the Fulton team. I’m 20 years old and I’ve recently been away for 6 months 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 took lessons at Fultons 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!


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Evelyn O'Keeffe

Hi, I am Evelyn. I have just started working for Fulton Swim School and have been loving it since my first day! I have always enjoyed swimming and being around water. I had swimming lessons at a young age and hope to do the same with my daughter as I believe that water safety is very important. My hobbies includes being with my family, fishing, road trips and camping. I feel super lucky to be a part of this awesome team as I love kids and watching them grow and achieve their goals.

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Jordyn Usher

Hi :-)

My name is Jordyn Usher, I am looking forward to be working with Fulton Swim School. I have been a swim teacher for 2.5 years now. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and swimming in my spare time, my favourite food is burgers and sushi. See you in the pool!

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Keely Merrett

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.

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LC Langit

LC Langit was 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.

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Libby Murphy

Hi Everyone! My name is Libby. I am part of the swim club here, Fulton Amateur Swim Team, and have been swimming for about 10 years now. 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.

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Lochy Matheson

Hello. I'm Lochy and I'm pumped to be part of the team at Fultons Patumahoe. 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 and I hope to be able to do this alongside the team at Fultons Patumahoe.

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Raewyn Daubney

Hello! :-)

I am very excited to be part of Fulton Swim School team. I enjoy working with children. As a Mum myself I realize how important it is for children to know how to swim and be safe in and around water. I am newly married to my partner Hank and a mother of twin boys who are 24yrs old and have flown the nest.

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Rebecca Petty

My bio is coming soon!

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Tavarnya Howe

Hi everyone, I’m Tavarnya at a young age my parents put me in swimming lessons, 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 represented New Zealand 4 times at international youth meets.


I can't wait to pass on my knowledge of swimming to younger children and watch them grow and improve in the water whilst also teaching them the basics of water safety as this is an important skill to have in New Zealand.

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