In 2023 we celebrate 50 years of teaching #lessonsforlife in New Zealand!
More New Zealanders have learned to swim with us than any other swim school in the country.
Since 1973, Hilton and his team have been dedicated to the essential task of helping people of all ages to become confident, competent swimmers. Today we operate eight swim schools throughout the upper North Island and are proud to be a kiwi operated family run business. Right now, we’re teaching the children and grandchildren of the children we taught back in the 1970s – and we love it!
Our Leadership Team
We have an incredibly dedicated group of people that work for us across the board. Please see below for some of the key people within the business. All have an absolute passion for teaching #lessonsforlife. All have had a long association with swimming in NZ in some form.
Founder & Director
Director & Managing Director
Director & General Manager
Training & Programme Manager
Ingrid grew up around pools and multitudes of swimmers and is the daughter of Hilton. Ingrid looks after all our in-house training programmes, our teacher assessments and our processes. She is an amazing instructor and her knowledge of infant, preschool and school age swimming is immense. Ingrid still teaches in the water at our One Tree Hill facility. After starting with us in 2005, Ingrid is a wealth of knowledge and is constantly refining and improving the ways in which we teach.
Business Performance Manager
Group HR Manager
Marketing & Communications
Operations Manager Albany
Lena was born in Odessa and was a competitive swimmer from the age of 10 to 21. Her number 1 stroke was backstroke with a personal best time of 1.07.12 for 100m making Lena ranked 1st in her age group. She studied engineering at university for 5 years. Lena joined the Hilton Brown team in 2001 and became manager in 2012. She is a wealth of knowledge and her passion for teaching swimming is second to none. Lena is active on both in water teaching and coaching.
Operations Manager Chartwell
Operations Manager Havelock North
Operations Manager Hobsonville
Operations Manager Newmarket
Operations Manager One Tree Hill
Operations Manager Palmerston North
squad of 50+ special needs swimmers weekly, attending regional competitions, as well as intensive coaching for swimmers travelling to National, Asia/Pacific and World games.
Operations Manager Te Rapa