Jodi Harrison

(Gen / Infants / Adults / Access & Inclusion / Comp Strokes)

Jodi has been in pools for over half a century (that explains the wrinkles) and still has that undeniable passion for teaching people this important life skill.

Lindsay Hansson

(Gen / Adults)

Lindsay got dragged into this from his other life as a First Aid Instructor.  He’s got a real talent for passing on information and getting the best out of his students.

Clare Hugo

(Gen / Infant / Comp Strokes)

Clare is one of our long term instructors and we have seen her grow from a teenager to a wife and mum of three great kids.  She loves teaching and her students all love her.

Narelle Seymour

(Gen / Infants / Adults / Access & Inclusion / Comp Strokes / Bronze Lvl Coach)

Narelle has been hanging around pools all of her life and teaching swimming was the natural thing to do.  She’s warm and fuzzy and loved by all.

Kiba Hansson


Kiba has been around the pool since he was a toddler and loves to run a tight ship.  You’ll probably speak to him if you call up to enquire about lessons.

Riley, Alia & Ilona

Desk & Deck Assistants

The power of three has been a real bonus with the arrival of Riley, Alia and Ilona as Deck Assistants at our Centre.  They are there to help out where ever they can; opening doors, meeting and greeting, answering questions, pretty much anything!  These three local students are on duty Monday – Saturday, so you will be sure to meet at least one of them.  Make sure you say “Hi!”.

Rebecca Bannister


Rebecca is another local, ex-Ogilvie girl, who is currently studying Fine Arts (Painting) at Uni.  Her friendly smile and genuine warm welcome is there for all our visitors.

Jenny Harman

(Gen / Infants / Comp Strokes / Coaching)

When Jenny’s not coaching or fin swimming on the Australian Team, she’s hanging out with her three kids at the beach or teaching swimming.  We are so delighted in 2018 to welcome Jenny back to a regular role in our Swim School.

Michelle Lockley


Michelle is like part of the family here at Swim Central.  She started out as a parent in Water Babies classes and decided to expand her horizons and did her Austswim course.  She is an exceptional instructor, especially with her small pool classes.  She is talented, inventive and loves all her kiddies and families.

Susan Foster

(General / Adults / Access & Inclusion)

Susan has been an integral part of our team since we first opened in 2000. Her firm but fair attitude is the perfect approach to teaching.

Erin Ramjan

(Gen / Infant / Reception)

Erin settled into Hobart life with her parents and young son and is now considered a local.    With a wealth of swim teaching experience, including time spent in the USA, Erin is well qualified, passionate about teaching and guiding her swimmers and is an active member of our Swim Central family.  Her gentle and calming approach to teaching will win her many fans.

Isabela Isidro

(Gen / Infant / Comp Strokes)

Isi comes to us from Brazil, by way of Sydney, where she has teaching swimming for a number of years.  Isi is very passionate about swimming, sport in general and the safety of children  Her enthusiasm and energy are contagious and she is a perfect fit for our Swim Central family.

Olivia Dorsett

(General / Reception)

Olivia may be young but she’s been the local babysitter for Seven Mile Beach since she can remember.  She’s passionate about the beach and the environment and is studying Psychology at Uni.  Add to that a great work ethic and a gentle yet enthusiastic approach to her classes, Olivia is shaping up to be a great teacher.

Sonia Ablett


Sonia has packed an amazing life into such a short time and arrived in Tassie last year to settle with her new husband.  She has lived overseas for several years, taught English, worked as a farm hand, a translator, cycled from Casino to Melbourne to raise money for Oxfam and worked as a Swim Instructor in Victoria.  She is gentle and sweet and passionate about teaching children.  She fits in perfectly with the Swim Central team.

Elia Moussally


Elia originates from Syria where he was both a competitive swimmer and coach to a local team.  He works for an NBN / Internet company weekdays, but his passion is swimming and this is obvious when you watch him at work with the kids.  His classes are full of great tips, inspirational corrections and loads of fun.  We are so happy to welcome him to our team.

Relief Instructors

Clare Athorn

(Gen / Infants)

Clare was another former student of Jodi’s who decided that this was a good life.  Now days she works full time as a Dental Assistant, but still grabs the chance to hop in the pool and help out when we are short of staff.

Georgina Ransley


Georgina was a member of Jodi’s first squad and has been hanging around the pool for a long time now.  These days she’s Nursing, a homeowner and Mum to Wally the Kelpie X, but if she gets the chance to jump in and teach, she’s first on the list.

Nita Hadi


Nita comes to us from Indonesia by way of Sydney and is loving life in Tasmania.  Nita’s a real go-getter and was a former National Water Polo Player.  She has a great eye for spotting the little things that make all the difference in strokes and her enthusiasm is contagious.

Christian McCallum

(Gen / Comp Strokes) Relief

Christian started out as our “official” Pool Layabout (he had business cards to prove it) and gradually morphed into the teaching life.  He’s thorough and has a firm hand on the rowdiest class members.