Our people at New Plymouth

Christina - Fulton Swim School Teacher


I began Swim Teaching with Fulton Swim School in 2014 across all our sites nationally and have taught hundreds if not thousands of brilliant children from babies through to squad levels even right up to my oldest learn to swim client who was 71!

I have grown up doing just about every water sport you can think of. However my favorite was surf life saving where I spent seasons Life Guarding, teaching IRB drivers and teaching Rookie Lifeguards. So working for a Swim School came very naturally to me with a Water Safety and Surf background.

I have a true passion for teaching and helping families become safe and enjoy the water and teaching swimming as a life skill that I think every child should have.

I also was elected to the board of the New Zealand Swim Coaches and Teachers in 2019 to gain further insight into our industry and help to create positive change for teachers because better teachers means better lessons for your kids!

I've taught and managed Fulton Swim Schools all around the north island but now happily call Fulton Swim School New Plymouth my home.

Caitlin - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, my name is Caitlin and I chose to teach swimming because I used to swim competitively from age 10 and loved it.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as compete in competitive cheer leading where I also help train the junior team.

Feel free to come say hello if your child moves into one of my classes!

Joy - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name is Joy Harper. I’m a mother of three and grandmother of two. I have been teaching swimming for years now! I really enjoy giving children the tools to be safe in the water and laughing along with my littlest swimmers especially.

I have my Swim Teachers Award, Early Childhood / Babies Swim Teacher Award and recently gained my Teaching swimmers with special needs and /or disabilites award .

Raquel - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name is Raquel Sampson . I have been swimming ever since I can remember and have continued to love the water over the years. In my spare time I play a lot of basketball all the way up to NZ Rep level and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends whenever I can .

Sharyn - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi everyone, I am a mother of 2. I have being a swim instructor since 2014. I enjoy the great outdoors and we are lucky to be able to work outside too. I have being involved with water sports all my life and love it.

I have worked for the past 32yrs as a bridal consultant having met the most amazing people and I am now see those customers coming to swimming lessons with their children. Great to have those connections with the families.

The children are my reason I am a swim instructor. Swim for life ♥️ Sharyn.

Tahlia - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name is Tahlia. I enjoy running as well as swimming at the beach with friends. I live out in the country on a farm living life to the fullest. I have 3 younger siblings and a huge extended family and I am very used to being around alot of kids so teaching came naturally to me and being able to combine this with my love of the water was perfect !

Tenaya - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi my name’s Tenaya, being in the water has always been a big part of my life. Being raised in Hawaii allowed me to be in the ocean swimming and surfing everyday and helped me to realize how amazing it would be to be able to transfer that joy I felt in the water to other children in teaching them to swim.

Ashlin - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi there, I’m Ashlin.
I knew I wanted to teach swimming since having lessons as a child. I first started teaching in 2012 when I was 16 and have taught on and off since then in both NZ and Northern Ireland.
I love travelling and the buzz of exploring new places. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, I’m a bit of a foodie and love anything to do with being in the water.
I look forward to seeing you in the pool!