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Meet the Team

Maureen Parris

Maureen has been teaching for over 50 years. She established “Le Mourier Swim School” in 1980 which was run in St Clements. Since then the school has moved to St Saviours, St John and latterly St Lawrence

Maureen and her family have been involved in swimming all their lives in various ways. She represented Jersey in the Governor’s Cup, back in the dark ages when the only pool available was the outside sea pool at Harve des Pas! Semi-retired Maureen is still around to aid any part of the swim school. When she is not writing certificates Maureen continues to provide her therapeutic exercise classes for adults

Malcolm Parris

Malcolm has been teaching with the family for over 20 years and has experience in all fields of teaching. Including swimming, first aid and powerboating. After swimming competitively he moved towards teaching swimming as soon as he could. Now Malcolm is the directing manager of both our Swim School and our Powerboat and Motor Vessel School.

Malcolm has recently created Le Mourier’s ‘Motor Cruiser’ training programme that sees Le Mourier able to deliver the entire RYA Power & Motor Schemes, making us the leading school for marine courses. This can see Malcolm be in any part of the Channel Island and French Coast at any point. With this in mind though he is always on hand to answer any questions or queries.  

Stuart Diack

Stuart started his teaching career as a teacher with Aberdeenshire Council in 1988. Also working as a lifeguard he then progressed to becoming a Trainer Assessor with both the STA and RLSS. He took a short break away from the leisure industry where he worked for British Airways. Stuart returned to Aberdeenshire Council in 2002 where he managed the learn to swim scheme.

Using his knowledge for lifesaving and first aid Stuart trained further and worked with the Scottish Ambulance as a first responder. Since then Stuart has now moved to Jersey where he heads Le Mourier’s First Aid School  

Tasha Firmino

Tasha manages the office of Le Mourier and is referred to as our very own ‘Office Guru’!

Monday to Friday 9am to 2:30pm, Tasha oversees the financial and general administration of the swim school. Previously she worked for 14 years as a bank managers personal assistant.

Any questions or queries you may have, Tasha is always at the end of the phone to answer 


Kim Denby (Parris)

Commonly referred to as ‘Swim Kim’. Kim has been involved in swimming for most of her life, this is very much a family trait! Kim has been teaching for over 30 years, qualifying as soon as she was old enough. She has worked alongside Maureen in the early years, before travelling and gaining experience in England, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Kim specialises in teaching our younger swimmers, where she heads our Parent + Baby programme as well as runs our busiest venue, Inverness Lodge! She also leads our Student Teachers Program alongside Max.


Max Denby

Following on the family trait, Max has been involved in swimming his entire life. He has worked alongside Malcolm and Kim from the start, qualifying as soon as he was old enough.

Since coming on full time in March 2017, he has fingers in every pie. Max runs our Langford and Haute Vallee venues, runs our Junior Teaching Programme alongside Kim and has also newly qualified as an STA First Aid instructor to work alongside Stuart delivering some of our First Aid Courses.

Max is also a qualified Powerboat Skipper and Instructor where he help with out our Marine school. He Also volunteers with the Jersey Ambulance Service as a Community First Responder

Hannah Ross

Hannah has been involved in swimming for the most part of her life. From a young age she has been involved with Tigers where she swam competitively.

Hannah has since devoted her career towards teaching and runs our Les Roche Venue. She also teaches the majority of our Adult lessons. Hannah is also the lead instructor for our Guppy Camps. 

Outside of the swim school Hannah has also qualified as a powerboat crew member where she helps out with our Marine School in her spare time


Lyn Parris

Lyn has been teaching swimming for 10 years. she often works with the younger side of the swim school and the preliminary lanes at Langford. She has since moved into our ‘engine room’ (office) where she now works alongside our office ladies.   

Lyn also heads and coordinates Le Mourier’s Aquacise and Aqua-natal sessions that are run at Inverness Lodge 


Kim Harris

Kim is our very own friendly voice at the end of the phone. Referred to as ‘Office Kim’, She is on hand Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm to answer any questions you may have.

Kim has been involved with Le Mourier for a long time and is on hand to answer any questions. She is very much your first point of call if you ever have any questions 🙂


Dave Samson

Dave previously worked for the states of jersey police force. since retiring from the force Dave has been working with Le Mourier. For over 10 years he has been our friendly bus driver for our PwC Programme and Holiday Camps. When Dave is not taking our Reception swimmers to their lessons, he can be seen pottering around our main grounds at Inverness Lodge making the place ever prettier for all to see. Commonly referred to by our youngest swimmers as ‘Dinosaur Dave’ he is always happy to greet swimmers on their way to their swimming lesson. if you see him around the grounds be sure to give him a friendly greeting 🙂

Malindi Gallie

Malindi previously swam with Le Mourier when she was younger all the way up through the school. She then took a break from swimming to concentrate on her school work. Malindi has since started full time in 2018 with Le Mourier to pursue a career in Swimming Teaching. Since stepping aboard Malindi has worked her way through her qualifications and has worked alongside our experienced team to gain the knowledge in Teaching Swimming.

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