Our People At New Plymouth

Christina Davis

I began Swim Teaching with Fulton Swim School - in 2015 and have taught hundreds 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 am now happily call Fulton Swim School - New Plymouth my new home.

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Bill Simpson

I am a local to New Plymouth and currently live in Waitara with my wife Maureen. Together we raised 7 children, 5 daughters and 2 sons.
In the past I have taught in schools at primary, intermediate and university levels.

My swim teacher background began in Waitara as a coach many years ago, back then I was fortunate enough to swim the Flanagan cup and won the very first Waitara adult award.

As a family we moved to Dunedin where I was asked to work under Duncan Laing (Olympic Swim Coach) and learnt how to teach learn to swim levels and was there for many years thoroughly enjoying every moment.

I am now happy to be back in Waitara and work from home and will be swim teaching a few days a week
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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 love burgers and my favorite animal is a polar bear. It's important for me to always give 100% in teaching and enjoy every class

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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 used to Surf, I swam 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 for 4 years now. 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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Joy Harper

Hi my name is Joy Harper. I’m a mother of three and grandmother of two. I have been teaching swimming for 4 years. I really enjoy giving children the tools to be safe in the water. I have my Swim Teachers Award and Early Childhood / Babies Swim Teacher Award.

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Ollie Gooch

I have grown up enjoying all types of water sports. I currently work as a surf lifeguard at End 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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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 very excited to meet new faces coming into my classes !

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Willow Walshe

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 somethign similar so swim teaching fits perfectly !

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Wyatt Jones

My name is Wyatt Jones I have 3 siblings, one brother and two

sisters (one older and one younger). I'm a country singer and have

attended many country singing competitions. I've also done sailing for 2

years which I have enjoyed thoroughly.

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