ACE Swim School Manager - Melinda Buisson
Mel is our wonderful Swim School Manager.
Mel started with us 11 years ago as a Swimming Teacher with a passion for teaching Babies which grew to include pre-school and school age, she soon become the Manager and helped build our Swim School into the wonderful school it is today.
Mel then moved to Perth, Australia 4 1/2 years ago and gained a world of knowledge in the Swimming industry, we have been very lucky to have Mel back as our Manager in order to pass on her knowledge to our staff.
Previously Mel worked 10 years in Admin and Accounts and found that Teaching children in an active, caring environment is where she wanted to be and has not looked back since.
Mel is also a qualified Personal Trainer and holds qualification's with Swimming Australia, Aust Swim and Swimming New Zealand
Please pop in and say hello at anytime as Mel loves getting to know all of our ACE families.
ACE Head School Age Swim Instructor - Patrick Gallagher
Pat is our Head School Age Instructor. He joined our ACE team in 2010. Pat is extremely passionate about Learn to Swim and ensuring your child is progressing through our levels. Pat is also a competitive open water swimmer and fantastic role model for his swimmers. Pat's favorite stroke is Butterfly and his favorite Sea Creature a Starfish.
ACE Swim Instructor - Anna Coster
Hi my name is Anna and I have been coming to ACE Swim School since my oldest child started baby lessons, over 10 years ago.
As a child I attended lessons and Swam at Moana pools in Dunedin.
I am excited to be back in the water at ACE with a new generation of little people starting their swimming journey.
ACE Swim Instructor - Jaimee Carlson
You can find Jaimee: Reading, spending time with family and travelling.
I am from: Hamilton
My favourite stroke is: Freestyle
My favourite sea creature is: a Turtle
ACE Swim Instructor - Gina McCarthy
My name is Gina and I have been in and around water for before I can even remember. I started my swimming journey right here at Ace Learn to Swim about 17 years ago and have been swimming ever since. I am currently a competitive swimmer and I’ve been racing since I was 6 years old. I hold 4 New Zealand Age Group records and over 80 Age group and Open Waikato records. Last year I competed at the 14th World Short Course Swimming Championships which was an amazing experience and next year I am hoping to qualify for the Olympics.
I am excited to be an instructor here at Ace Learn to Swim and help develop skills and spread my love for the water with everyone
ACE Swim Instructors - Profiles coming soon