Our People At New Plymouth

Christina Davis

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.

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Ethan Hughes

Hi I'm Ethan and in my spare time I enjoy playing music, sports and hanging out with family and friends. I am a primary school qualified teacher currently working with middle school aged children. It's important for me to always give 100% in teaching and enjoy every class

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Indira Clarke

Hi my name is Indira. I am currently studying to become an ECE teacher as well as a teachers aide. I enjoy teaching children especially under 5's and in my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and going to the beach :) Feel free to come say hello if your child moves into one my classes !

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James Church

Hi there I am James Church

I have been Swim Teaching for over 10 years on and off and am super excited to join the Fulton Swim school Family. I am a father of three beautiful children. Anything that evolves water I love, I surf , used to swim competitively and also played Water Polo.

I love watching the progression and enjoyment of children as they learn to swim and think it is a important part of growing up.
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Jasmin Carr

Hi my name is Jasmin Carr and I have been teaching swimming since 2015. In my spare time I take dance classes and compete at dance competitions. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old so it’s a pretty major part of my life.

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Jaxon Madden

Hi I'm Jaxon,

You might have me as your teacher because your regular teacher is feeling sick or is on holiday.

I have been working on and off for Fulton swim school since 2018 and love meeting new students and seeing my past students develop into great swimmers. I used to swim competitively when I was younger so I can give you a few tips on how to improve your stroke in the pool!

If you have me as your teacher don't be shy, come up and say hi and we'll have loads of fun in the pool!

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Joy Harper

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 .

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Ollie Gooch

Hi I'm Ollie and I have grown up enjoying all types of water sports. I currently work as a surf lifeguard at East End surf club and compete in IRB racing. I really enjoy my time at both the pool and the beach as I feel like I'm giving kids valuable life skills that they can like how it was for me and has served me well my whole life.

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Payton Buchanan-Hancock

I have grown up from a young age with a passion for swimming, and have just stopped swimming in the past few years.

In my spare time I enjoy to go outside and enjoy the fresh air by either walking the dog or going for a run. I look forward to sharing my swimming passion with the younger generation.

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Raquel Sampson

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 .

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Sharyn Jury

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.
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Tahlia Smithson

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 !

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Tenaya Richardson

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.

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Tristan Francis

Hi I'm Tristan and other than teaching I enjoy learning and playing music. I currently am learning to play the saxophone but I already play the violin, viola and piano. I'm currently studying so I cover shifts at the pool casually and really enjoy meeting new faces every time I get to come in !

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Whitney deKlerk

Hello my name is Whitney, I am a mother to a beautiful baby girl. I am also a qualified teacher at both early childhood and primary levels with over 4 years of experience mainly in early childhood. I enjoy working with children and helping them to learn and improve. In my free time I enjoy swimming and visiting the beach with my family,

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Willow Walshe

Hi I'm Willow and I begun swim teaching for Fulton in 2019.

I've always enjoyed water sports , doing as many as i could growing up but my favorites were water polo and rowing.

Before teaching for Fulton's I was a lifeguard at a children's camp in New York State which was my best experience to date so when I came home to NZ I knew I wanted to do something similar so swim teaching fits perfectly !

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