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We work closely with our partners, communities and swim schools across the country to teach our children the skills they need to survive.



A child's ability to stay afloat and safe in water is something every parent wants. Please support your children and the Water Skills for Life programme in your school or community.


Schools & Kura

Water Skills For Life comprises seven competency areas and can be taught through four learning levels for students starting out in year 0 up to year 8. Within each learning level we show you how you can work with your students across the seven competency areas, including overall water safety and awareness.


Swim Schools

Water Safety New Zealand funds some swim schools to deliver Water Skills for Life to students, primarily at schools which don't have a school pool. This delivery should be conducted at your local aquatic centre.

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