Meet the team

Introducing the Executive 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 surf lifesaving. It was therefore a natural progression into competitive swimming and surf lifesaving 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.

Ashleigh Pushon, Teacher Trainer & Area Manager - Northern Region
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!


Marie Harber, HR Manager
Marie has been with DGSS since 2013 starting as a Site Manager and now overseeing our DGSS people in the capacity of HR Manager as the company has grown.

Marie used to be a competitive swimmer which led her into the industry for the past 20  years. She has a wealth of experience from the UK and has her Level 2 ASA qualification. 

In her spare time she loves to stay fit and active, regularly participating in sports events such as half marathons or swimming.


Fallyn Birtwistle, Lifeguard Trainer, Marketing & Area Manager - Central
Fallyn joined DGSS as a Site Manager in 2016 and is now overseeing our Central region facilities. In addition to this she looks after our marketing and provides all of our lifeguard training.

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's a keen netball player

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