Our people at New Plymouth

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 .

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.

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!!

Keisha - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Kia Ora, my name is Keisha. I am looking forward to teaching the next generation important water skills and water safety as it is a passion of mine. When I'm not in the water, I am out kicking a soccer ball around and spending time with family and friends. It will be a pleasure teaching your children and getting to know you. So don't be shy to come have a yarn.

Nikita - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi I’m Nikita, I started working with Fulton swim school New Plymouth in July of 2021, I am a very bubbly and friendly person who has always enjoyed being in the water. My favourite stroke is freestyle because you can go flying through the water.

I look forward to meeting you at the pool and helping to teach your child to swim!

Zac - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Bio coming soon!

Emma - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi there, I'm Emma. I have been swimming since I was a child and I thought why not help teach the next generation some important water safety skills like I was. I am heavily involved in surf life saving as I am a lifeguard at the beach in summer.
When I am not in the water I am hanging out with my cat and two dogs!
My favourite stroke is breaststroke as I find it very relaxing.
I look forward to seeing you in the pool!!

Yannika - Fulton Swim School Teacher


Hi, my name is Yannika. I have only just recently started swim teaching at Fulton Swim School, however I have taught beach education and surf life saving for a couple years. I starting swimming when I was super young and used to do competitive swimming up until middle of high school. Now I swim 3 times a week to train for surf life saving. My favourite stroke is freestyle, but it used to be breaststroke when I was racing. I love to spend time with my family and spend time down at the beach.

I really look forward to meeting you and your children at the pool!