Meet the team

Introducing the Management Team

Dean Greenwood company director
 
Dean Greenwood, Director

Hi, my background in swimming goes back to growing up on the beach or around swimming pools as my father was heavily involved in surflifesaving. It was therefore a natural progression into competitive swimming and surflifesaving and a career that lasted about 15 years. By now swimming was a large part of my life and coaching was an exciting opportunity to put something back into the sport and pass on some of what I had learned to young swimmers coming up.

Running my own swim school has been a challenging and rewarding experience and I am proud to work alongside some amazing young pioneers in this industry. Operating DGSS is a team effort and you will get to meet some of these incredible people below. My guiding principal everyday is that we have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to young peoples lives, and we should work hard at doing just that. 
I hope you will enjoy your swimming experience with us.

Glenn Hamblyn Mt Eden Manager
 
 Glenn Hamblyn, Laser Mt.Eden Swimming Club Head Coach

In this role Glenn has worked with swimmers at all levels, from teaching them to swim, to helping them prepare for international competitions. His swimmers have competed successfully at World Youth (u18) Champs, 2 gold medals and also at the Beijing Olympics.

Glenn, and wife Lisa have three young children so when he’s not at the pool he’s cheering the kids on at school sports or Saturday rugby games. A keen golfer, Glenn is keen to win the annual DGSS Golf Tournament.

Ashleigh Pushon Kelston manager
 
 Ashleigh Pushon, Kelston Manager and Teacher Trainer
The Kelston site opened in 2004 and is currently our biggest site with approx. 800 swimmers per term.

Ashleigh started with the company as a teacher whilst she was studying P.E. Teaching at university back in Jan 2011. Fortunately, she has stayed with us and progressed to site manager in April 2012. Her teaching background has been a huge asset to the company with her now also being responsible for the training and development of our teaching team across all sites.

Ash is a keen fan of relaxing at the beach in summer or at the islands during winter!


 
Craig Shaw New Windsor manager
 
Craig Shaw, New Windsor Manager and Lifeguard Trainer
New Windsor site opened in 2006 and Craig has been working on growing the swim school here since he arrived from the UK fresh off the boat in April 2012. Craig had an extensive teaching background in both swimming and as a qualified P.E. teacher.

The New Windsor site works closely with many local primary schools to provide swimming lessons throughout the year. 

Craig will soon become ‘dad’ at the time of writing and enjoys remaining active with golf and ‘football’ in his spare time, being the reigning champion 2 years running in our annual golf tournament!


 
Marie Harber Massey manager
 
 Marie Harber, Massey Manager
The Massey High School site is our latest addition and came on board from Term 1, 2013. Marie has been the manager there since its opening and is continuing to grow and develop the site and form relationships in the local community. 

Marie used to be a competitive swimmer which led her into the industry for the past 14  years. She has a wealth of experience from the UK and has her Level 2 ASA qualification. 

In her spare time she likes to stay fit and active with running / marathon training as her sport of the moment.
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Fallyn Birtwistle, Mt Eden Manager

Our Mt Eden pool is our original site where it all started over 20 years ago. It offers a multitude of programmes and facilities, including a gym. 

Fallyn has a strong background in swim teaching having worked in a number of facilities in Auckland and completed many AUSTSWIM courses.

In Fallyn's spare time she enjoys challenging herself through various sporting events such as swimming and triathlon.
 
 
 



 
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CONTACT US

Mt Eden
(09) 630 1123
New Windsor
(09) 627 3026
Kelston
(09) 827 9635
Massey
(09) 622 3153
Glen Eden
(09) 370 0608