BenBen Quilter Staff SHowcase Quilter has been working at AUT Millennium since September 2016 and is a valued Swim Teacher and Deck Supervisor at Swim School.

Originally hailing from Gisborne, Ben has over 10 years of competitive swimming experience and is a former New Zealand youth representative. Before moving to Auckland, he taught a variety of swimmers in both Gisborne and Wellington.

A stickler for technique, Ben enjoys teaching children to consistently execute new skills, such as tight tumble turns and streamlines.

What do you love about working at the AUT Millennium?

I love the atmosphere of the place – you never know what legend you’ll run into, as well as the people I work with, they make my job especially enjoyable.

Tell us something interesting about yourself…

I have unusually long arms…

What’s the strangest talent you have?

I can move my eyes independently! Like a chameleon…

You’ve won a $5,000 shopping spree to use at any store, which store would you choose and why?

Bunnings… definitely Bunnings

What’s your #1 most played song on Spotify?

Cosby Sweater by Hilltop Hoods

If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you choose and why?

The world of Dragonball Z because then I’d be able to fly and have some pretty exciting adventures.

What movie title would describe your life?

Fast and Furious

What tasty food would be disgusting if eaten over rice


What is your “I know it sounds weird, but just try it” thing?

Toast with marmite and BBQ shapes topped with cheese… so good trust me.

If you could have a lifetime supply of anything, what would it be?

Wonka Raspberry Twisters!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Fly, so I could get anywhere quickly and still get a good view of everything.

Where in the world have you been that you thought was paradise?

Great Barrier Island

What are some interesting things on your ‘bucket list’?

Do a cave scuba dive

You get to choose anyone to narrate your life, who would you choose?

Matthew McConaughey!

What would you do in life if you knew you could not fail?

Wingsuit flying