Our People At Puni

Tamsyn Bush

NZSCTA Rookie Swim Teacher of the Year 2016

Hiya, I started swimming with Fulton Swim School when I was 11, after moving to Franklin from the Coromandel. Having grown up at the beach I spent most of my childhood in the water and have always loved swimming! I was part of surf lifesaving for 5 years and was a rookie lifeguard for the last 2 years. I still have a strong passion for swimming and like to get into a pool and swim whenever I can. I am so proud to be able to pass my passion onto the children I teach and to watch them grow as competent swimmers.

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Abbey Austin

Hi everyone,
My name is Abbey and I have been working for Fulton for a few years now and still love my job just as much now as I did when I first started.
I have always been in and around the water growing up and think swimming is a fundamental for growing up and living in NZ and being around water.
I find teaching super rewarding when my students are excited about learning and finally achieve something they have been working really hard on and for a long time.
Feel free to come say hi to me at any

stage or ask me any questions you have about your kid's learning :)

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Emilie Mous

Hi, my name is Emilie. I started teaching at Fulton's in January 2019. I am a former Fulton Swim School swimmer myself and have been swimming in pools and the ocean for as long as I can remember. Swimming has always been both an important life skill and a well enjoyed part of my life. Outside of the pool I enjoy writing, music and many sports. I am grateful for the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experience to others and to learn from them as well.

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Justine McGregor

My bio is coming soon !

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Kaitlyn Walton

Hello everyone, a lot of you would've seen me between Patumahoe and Puni pool by now. But I'm Kaitlyn, I'm 22 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, a little brother and little sister. Working with children is something I throughly enjoy, let alone meeting and getting too know the families to come with it. I'm loving watching the children I teach come so far and I can't wait for more!

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Katie McGregor

Hi, my name is Katie. I love swimming and have been in the water since I can remember. I am an original Fulton Swim School student and thoroughly enjoyed swimming here. I was a Surf Lifeguard at Kariotahi for 5 seasons now and helped run the rookie program. I believe that all kids should learn the life skill of swimming and water safety. I love working with kids and passing on my knowledge to them. See you around!

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Rachel Cochran

Hi my name is Rachel and I am married with a primary school aged daughter. Swimming has always been a passion, having competed as a child. I believe that all children from an early age should learn the life skill of swimming. I was awarded NZ Rookie Swim Teacher of the Year in 2011. Other interests of mine include horses, childrens soccer, being out- doors and most other sports!

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Ria Langit

Hi! I’ve been teaching swimming for more than ten years now from babies to adults. I used to be a competitive swimmer back in the Philippines for 8 years. I love teaching children to be safe and watching them having fun in the water is very fulfilling. I have one son, Ethan and my brother also used to teach at Fulton Swim School. I love the outdoors and spending time with my son. 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.

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