Water Safety New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand and The Warehouse are working to address a lag in vital water safety skills as national records show water skills are falling among many primary-school aged children. In 2017, The Warehouse became the naming partner of Water Skills for Life to help lift the levels of aquatic education in schools. Keep Reading
Water Skills for Life is the national standard for aquatic education in New Zealand primary schools. It gives children the skills and knowledge they need to assess risk and make smart decisions around water.
Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) will continue to focus its investment in drowning prevention on Water Skills for Life and it has also launched a new research fund to find new insights into this country’s drowning problem. Downing is the leading cause of recreational death, the second highest cause of death by unintentional injury for 1 – 24... Keep Reading
Water Skills for Life is all about kids having fun while they learn water safety. The national standard for aquatic education in primary schools, Water Skills for Life will be promoted to parents and caregivers on national television from early October 2018. The new TV commercial incorporates students from Titahi Bay primary school as the tal... Keep Reading
School teachers and swim teachers attended professional learning development for Water Skills for Life, on 20 August, at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre, a pre-event to NZRA's WAVES conference. In addition teachers learnt about CBE's Safer Boating and Surf's Beach Ed programmes for primary school children. Training was conducted by Swimming New Zea... Keep Reading
Water Safety New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand and The Warehouse are working to address a lag in vital water safety skills in New Zealand primary school children. Student achievement in Water Skills For Life is recorded in a national database and an analysis of the 1.7 million records has identified low levels of achievement across a number of... Keep Reading
Easter is all about spending time with family and reflection and it’s also a good opportunity to assess how your family prioritises aquatic education for children. New Zealand’s drowning toll is appallingly high per capita for a developed country, and in 2017 88 people lost their lives in fatal drowning incidents that are ... Keep Reading
Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is pleased with the work that’s been happening over the summer helping young physically disabled New Zealanders learn Water Skills for Life. In partnership with the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation and Flight Centre Foundation, two pilots ran in Auckland and Wellington. Water Skills fo... Keep Reading