Ross Millar has been swimming since he was 5 years old, and has been teaching swimming for over 30 years. Ross is passionate about swimming and seeing his students progress, hence he is still teaching Mondays and Tuesdays. The success of the swim school after 27 years is evident in the number of students that Ross teaches each term and the large number that continue to come back term after term to advance their aquatic skills.
Jennimay Millar has been both swimming instructor and administrator for the Ross Millar Swim School since its opening in 1990. Her love of the water and teaching is still evident both in the pool and on the phone. Jennimay learnt to swim as a young girl at the Three Kings Primary School Pool, so it is fitting she should end up back there many years later.
Sally and her husband shifted from Auckland about 11 years ago to a lifestyle block north of Wellsford . She is ‘Granny’ to 3 grandchildren in Wellsford and 3 in Auckland. In her youth she was a competitive swimmer both in the King Country and Waikato and taught children at her local swimming club. Sally is very much enjoying being back in contact with the swimming world, even if it is from a distance, and is a great help to Jennimay in the busy swim school office.
Jordan Millar has grown up around the swim school for most of his life, having swum with the swim school from beginner to squad level. Jordan started teaching for the Ross Millar Swim School in 2008. In 2011 Jordan spent two years in Edinburgh teaching swimming whilst also enjoying travel around Europe. Jordan arrived back in NZ at the end of 2013 and is our full time senior instructor. He is currently working Monday through to Saturday during the terms, and teaches most of the school holiday courses.
Elliott Millar is an outgoing, sporty person with a deep affinity to the water. He has a mechanical engineering degree and worked in this industry for a few years, however it was too tough to resist the urge to work with children again. Elliott has competed at a national level at swimming, is a keen scuba diver and surfer and virtually all things water based.
Zoe has been coming to this swim school for most of her life, from beginner to squad level and now has continued on to teaching. Zoe is in her last year of high school at Epsom Girls Grammar and has a love for music and sports. She plays saxophone in many of the school bands along with piano. Zoe also loves going tramping and camping around New Zealand.
Lizanne is currently studying Biology and Psychology at the University of Auckland. She loves the outdoors and especially enjoys camping and tramping. Lizanne enjoys sports of all kinds, and has represented her school in swimming and athletics championships as well as on the school dragon boating team, hockey team, fencing squad and also the Latin and ballroom group. She loves music and was the violin concertmaster of her school orchestra. Lizanne also enjoys learning languages like French, Japanese and Korean and, in the future, hopes to be able to travel to learn more about different cultures of the world.
Genevieve is currently studying Bachelor of Arts at Auckland University, majoring in English and Classics, pursuing a career as a secondary school teacher. Genevieve loves travel and has visited many continents in the last ten years including Africa, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. She is a past student of Ross Millar Swim School from Babies Class through to Super Squad then to Adults Class. Genevieve enjoyed competitive sports at school and held records in Swimming and Cross Country codes. Since leaving school she has continued her love of netball by coaching and umpiring her school’s Intermediate grade teams
Jason has swum with the Ross Millar Swim School from beginner to supa squad level and has now joined our team of instructors. Jason is in his second year at university training to become a primary school teacher. He is an avid mountain biker while also playing and teaching piano and trumpet. Jason is training on Wednesday with Jordan.