Professional Development

A number of aquatically focussed organisations provide professional development opportunities and resources that compliment any aquatic activity. These organisations have opportunities available to schools and parents across the greater Auckland region. Click on the title to link to each organisation’s website.


Water Skills for Life

Water Skills For Life was developed for children in Years 1 – 8 to learn water safety.  Based on 27 core skills, it establishes broad fundamental competencies for life-long water safety.

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Swimming New Zealand

Swimming New Zealand provides training for those involved in learn to swim education. Our aim is to ensure swim teachers receive support and information and are recognised for the contribution they make in ensuring every New Zealander has the opportunity to learn to swim.

We have a team of regionally based staff who are available to meet the training needs for all people in the community involved in teaching learn to swim. This includes courses, workshops, qualifications and poolside assistance. We work with swimming club volunteers, professional swim teachers, parents, school teachers and other interested individuals giving them skills and knowledge to teach learn to swim to infants, children, adults and those with special needs (including people with disabilities and cultural/linguistic requirements).

For more information click here


Drowning Prevention Auckland (DPA)

Drowning Prevention Auckland has a team of experienced, registered teachers who understand curricula demands and the teaching of aquatics to support and compliment GAAAP activity. Drowning Prevention Auckland also provide a number of aquatic education resources.

For more information click here

DPA also have a free of charge lifejacket loan scheme. Further details can be found here


Surf Lifesaving Northern Region

Surf Lifesaving Northern Region provide a unique beach and surf education programmes at the beach or at your school.

For more information click here



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