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!

Elise - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hello there, I’m Elise.

I’ve always loved being in the water, and have always wanted to share my passion for swimming with others. I’m super excited to have the opportunity to share this valuable life skill with those in and around my community!

In my spare time, you’ll probably find me at the beach, or spending time with family and friends.

Look forward to seeing you at the pool.

Emma - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi there, I’m Emma. 

My love for the water and all things outdoors has driven me to always have a passion for this and passing it on to our future generations. I love to go out and create new adventures with friends and family as well as playing sport and enjoying our beautiful backyard right here in Taranaki. I hope to be seeing you all at the pool in the future, don't be afraid to come say hello when I'm around! 

Emily - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi I’m Emily and I have many years of swim teaching experience. I was also a competent swimmer for 14 years. I have won numerous national titles and represented New Zealand on three occasions. I have just moved back to New Plymouth after spending six years in the USA - three of these as a division 1 swimmer and three as a collegiate swimming coach. Don't be shy to say hello on poolside! 

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!

Evette - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hey everyone!
My name is Evette and I have been involved in surf-lifesaving since I can remember. I have loved being in the water from a very young age. At 14 I got my surf lifeguard bronze award, and since then I have gone on to achieve a surf coaches award, inflatable rescue boat awards etc. I am super excited to work with young children and teach them the life skill of swimming as it has had a massive influence on my life and I want to be able to pass on the enjoyment and fun that swimming is.

In my spare time I also play canoe polo and enjoy hanging with my friends, swimming at the beach and skateboarding.

Look forward to seeing you all at the pool!!