For primary school children, Water Skills for Life is the essential beginning of life-long water safety.
Currently a pilot in Tauranga, Water Skills for Life Plus is an extension to the foundation programme.
An extension to Water Skills for Life with in-depth learning about beach and rocky foreshore water safety.
Three water safety programmes teachers should know about
- Water Skills for Life - the foundation programme being taught in the classroom, school pool or local aquatic centre.
- Water Skills for Life Plus - the extension to the foundation programme being piloted in ten Tauranga primary schools.
- Water Skills for Life Beach - the extension to the foundation programme and focused on beach safety being piloted in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Nelson and Dunedin.
Water Skills for Life
Water safety and Water Skills for Life is an integral part of a child’s learning through the Health & PE Curriculum. If your school has a pool, then Swimming New Zealand educators are available to training teachers to deliver Water Skills for Life. The programme comprises classroom learning about water safety and awareness and pool skills training. Water Skills for Life is easy to teach and the students love it. Learn more about Water Skills for Life here.
Water Skills for Life Plus
Anne McLeod, owner/founder of McLeod Group and Water Safety New Zealand have partnered to introduce a pilot extension water safety programme into some primary schools in Tauranga. This programme emphasises the importance of students learning water safety skills alongside stroke and distance focused swimming skills and provides opportunities for students to learn boating, beach, river and cold open water safety.
Water Skills for Life Beach
To make Water Skills for Life truly effective to ensure a generational improvement in children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around water, we are embedding Water Skills For Life into authentic environmental education to make water safety skills training reflective of real-life experiences. Water Skills For Life Beach incorporates all the learnings from the foundation programme with in-depth learning around beach and rocky foreshore recreation and water safety. The programme has various learning components which can be experienced in the classroom, on field trips to the beach (dryland), pool/wave pool and in, on and around the water at the beach.