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Water Skills for Life Providers

Water Skills For Life teacher professional development is conducted by Swimming New Zealand.

Teachers, you qualify for FREE teacher training if your school has a pool. Contact Karen Dalldorf now to secure your FREE training workshop (and poolside support).

Head of Education and Water Safety

Davin Bray. Phone 021 681 503

Auckland Education Advisor

Moe Richardson. Phone 021 804 326

Waikato Education Advisor

Wendy Smith. Phone 029 770 5252

National Aquatic Education and Water Safety Manager/Hawke’s Bay

Karen Dalldorf. Phone 021 649 998

Bay of Plenty Education Advisor

Contact Karen Dalldorf on 021 649 998

Taranaki Education Advisor

Cecilie Elliott. Phone 021 278 2052

Wellington Education Advisor

Lauren McLellan. Phone 021 284 3297

Christchurch Education Advisor

Jackie Mander. Phone 0272 409 627   


Water Skills For Life providers by region


Sport Northland

Contact: Louise Collings Ph: 0274 141 467, E:


Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation 

Hazel Latoa,

Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation 

Contact: Rick Pickard, Ph: 027 688 9947,E:


Te Ripo Tapui Limited - Raglan

Contact: Mark Haimona, Ph: 027 584 0408, E:

Bay of Plenty

CLM Rotorua 

Contact: Claire Baylis, Swim Rotorua, E:

Hawkes Bay

Sport Hawke's Bay 

Contact: Roger Coleman Ph: 06 845 9336, E:


Swim for Life Tairawhiti Charitable Trust 

Contact: Carl Newman Ph: 021 839 776, E:


Swimming New Zealand

Contact: Cecilie Elliott, Ph: 021 278 2052, E:


Swimming New Zealand

Contact: Cecilie Elliott, Ph: 021 278 2052, E:


Swimming New Zealand

Contact: Cecilie Elliott, Ph: 021 278 2052, E:


Porirua City Council

Contact: Phil Waggott Ph: 04 237 1370, E:

Swimming New Zealand

Contact: Lauren McLellan. Phone 021 284 3297,


Sport Tasman

Contact: Chris Pugh Ph: 03 546 7910 E:

West Coast/Canterbury

Waimakariri District Council Aquatic Facilities

Contact: Tina Brough Ph: 03 311 8905 ext 7002, E:

Christchurch City Council

Contact: Kew Taggart Ph: 03 941 6902, E:

Westland Recreation Centre

Claudette Bradley, Ph: 03 744 7156, E:

South Canterbury/Otago

Sport Otago 

Contact: Scarlett Hagen, Ph: 027 539 7558, E:


Sport Southland

Contact: Kate McRae, Ph: 0800 111 117, E:

Beach Education or Surf to School

Surf Life Saving New Zealand

For Auckland, Waikato or Northland email: 

For the rest of New Zealand email:

Safe Boating Education

Coastguard Boating Education

Sarah Psaila Ph: 022 1978 295, 


For further information about Water Skills for Life, contact Felicity Fozard at Water Safety New Zealand:

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