Ataylia joined the group of swim instructors at Tauranga Swim school at the beginning of 2016. She is passionate about creating space in lessons for students to have fun, overcome fears and learn how to swim confidently and competently in a safe and challenging environment.
Previously, Ataylia coached groups of Primary aged children at Greerton Swim club and regularly swam in squad for 3 years. She loves swimming to feel fit and healthy and enjoys being a part of seeing children succeed. Ataylia is now currently studying at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute and is in her 2nd year of the Bachelor of Education Teaching Primary programme.