Owner and head teacher. With certificates in swim teaching; coaching; water treatment; and a Diploma of Sport and Recreation. He's also a KiwiSport children's multi-sport coach, was Swim Manager of the Paralympic Team to the FESPIC games in 1999, and managed Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre's learn to swim programme for many years, including training its instructors. He has been an assessor for the New Zealand Swim Teacher's Certificate.
"I simply want to teach each individual child to swim the best they possibly can", he says. "I set high standards – but through experience I know children are capable of much more than they're often given credit for. Children work hard in my classes, but they always seem to have energy for the game at the end."
Hamish teaches weekday preschool; after school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; and Sunday afternoons.
With a degree in Sports Science, Paige has brought new ideas to Hamish's proven methodology. Paige learned to swim from Hamish many years ago so she knows his method inside out. She represented New Zealand in Waterpolo at the World University Championships in Taipei last year.
Paige teaches Monday's advanced classes, Wednesdays after school, and Saturday afternoons.
Having worked with Martina at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre many years ago, Hamish knew Martina's skill and was keen to have her back on his team when he knew she was available. Martina is also a waterpolo coach and mum.
Martina teaches Saturday and Sunday mornings.