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.
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
Natalie is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland, majoring in Politics and Sociology. She also has a keen interest in languages and has taken Māori and German courses through university. In her spare time Natalie can be found volunteering with Scouts or practicing her photography. Natalie has previously taught at swim schools in Palmerston North and Wellington is currently teaching on Mondays and Saturdays at the Ross Millar Swim School.
Athulya is currently studying Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology at the University of Auckland. Athulya loves reading and playing a variety of sports, having played netball, lacrosse and badminton throughout her schooling years. She has been swimming since a young age and still does in her spare time. Athulya enjoys being around people and helping others, and volunteers to teach children at her Sunday School.
Brooke has always loved being in the water, she learnt to swim as a toddler with Ross Millar Swim school and continued on to squad level. Brooke is currently undertaking her senior studies at Lynfield College. Brooke has enjoyed participating in a variety of sports over the years, water polo, ice skating and karate to name a few. In the summer months she can be found swimming at the beach and in the winter months in her local swimming pool.